WHAT WE DO - OUR 5 STRATEGIES
Do you remember the day that someone talked to you about Jesus Christ? Jesus has told us in Matthew 28:19 to “Go out and train everyone you meet‚ far and near” this is what Far Corners is doing. Our main focus is evangelism‚ telling everyone we serve about the love of God so that they too can have that day that they can remember as the day that Jesus came and transformed my life.
Our workforce in India‚ Nepal‚ Mexico‚ China‚ and other countries are not only impacting the lives of people in remote areas‚ but are also training people up to be Christian leaders in their communities. Far Corners uses several strategies to accomplish this – from media ministries to formal schooling in our Bible Training Center. Far Corners is able to demonstrate the love of God through our evangelism efforts which brings powerful transformation to the communities it serves.
As a result‚ people now seek to share that love where before‚ only isolationism promoted by cultural traditions existed. As you will see in this astonishing video‚ the result was a demonstration of that love given to a desperate couple who were shunned by their neighbors. Faced with a life threatening situation‚ they were given hope and salvation because of the love of a small church that Far Corners planted in their village.
Here in North America we have the blessing of being able to hire a baby sitter or drop the kids off at a Child Care center while we work‚where they are cared for and fed‚ not so in the areas that Far Corners Missions serves. Many children are left alone all day while their parents go to look for work‚ sometimes only making enough money to feed their families one small meal. In India Far Corners has several Day Care Centers‚ set up in the fields where these families live in tents. Here they get fed and cared for‚ they learn the love of Jesus through our words and our actions.
Amodini is one such child‚ found scavenging inside a bus station and in danger of being taken into the sex trade industry – she is now cared for and fed.
The elderly people of India are rapidly becoming outcasts‚ meaning they no longer have a place they can go to get a meal. FCM has several Rice Kitchens‚ where we give over a quarter of a million meals a year to people in India‚ China‚ Philippines and Kenya for only a quarter a day.
Our goal is not only to heal the hurting soul but to also aid in healing the hurting body. Because of your help‚ Far Corners can send medical riverboats and physicians to far off villages along the Godavari River in India to provide life-giving assistance to those who are in desperate need.
Not only does Far Corners reach indigenous people in need through the rivers of India‚ but is invested and operates a Leprosy and AIDS Hospital‚ Jungle Field Hospitals‚ Mobile Medical Centers and Cataract Surgery Centers‚ to provide help to those who cannot afford it. We have heard the calls for help and with God’s help we have answered.
“Lord my God‚ I called to you for help‚ and you healed me”
Psalm 30:2 NIV.
In India‚ daughters are being sold into prostitution by their families for money to help feed the rest of the children‚ and in India children are being taken off the streets and forced into sexual slavery. The elderly are being forced from their homes because their families can no longer afford to care for them. Eventually they all feel hopeless and trapped by their circumstances‚ giving up on anyone ever caring for them or about them.
These are the people that Far Corners reaches out to. Chinni was one of these desperate people that felt the only way to help her family was to sell her girls into prostitution.
Far Corners has Day Care centers where parents can bring their children while they go and search for work instead of leaving them alone on the streets - a prime target. There are also homes that abandoned children stay in for protection‚ love and care.
For the elderly we provide a daily meal‚ medical care and often times shelter.
To help the women and young girls that are trapped in sexual slavery Far Corners staff bravely go into the brothels and teach them about the love of Jesus Christ and offer ways to help. Once rescued they are taught a new trade‚ or skill that will help them to get the money they need to provide for their families‚ they not only learn new skills but also learn more about Jesus.
Through our Far Corners Vocational & Rehabilitation Schools we aim to change the lives of those without hope through education. For most of us the thought of losing a job is uncomfortable. For others it’s life threatening. Not because of a lack of food but for something even more alarming. What would would you do if your in-laws conspired to have you murdered simply because you’d lost your job, and could not provide the lifestyle they believed your spouse rightly desired and deserved? Sound absurd? Unfortunately, this happens more than you know in other parts of the world.