About
We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you.
2 Chron. 20:12b (NIV)

Mission

Our mission is to build up the Body of Christ; encourage obedience to God’s call in Romans 12: to give freely; encourage relational ministry; and bear witness to the God who can take our gifts—however small—and use them for His purposes beyond what we can imagine. Finally, we seek to silence the lies of the enemy when he says, “you can’t afford it,” “your gift won’t make a difference,” and “someone else will pick up the slack.”

Statement of Faith

We believe in....

The one true God who lives eternally in three persons—the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

The divine inspiration and supreme authority of the Old and New Testament Scriptures, which is the written Word of God—fully trustworthy for faith and conduct.

The incarnation of God’s eternal Son, the Lord Jesus Christ—born of the virgin Mary; truly divine and truly human, yet without sin.

The atoning sacrifice of Christ on the cross: dying in our place, paying the price of sin and defeating evil, so reconciling us with God.

Christ's bodily resurrection from the dead, his ascension to the Father, and his reign and mediation as the only Saviour of the world.

The justification of sinners solely by the grace of God through faith in Christ.

The ministry of God the Holy Spirit, who leads us to repentance, unites us with Christ through new birth, empowers our discipleship and enables our witness.

The Church, the body of Christ both local and universal, the priesthood of all believers—given life by the Spirit and endowed with the Spirit’s gifts to worship God and proclaim the gospel, promoting justice and love.

Story

Travis was 17 when he moved from Montana to Manhattan. While he worked in the fashion industry, God
was at work in his life.
 
One Sunday at First Alliance Church, Travis listened as a missionary couple from India talked about their
financial needs. Low on funds, Travis couldn't afford to become a $30-per-month supporter, but felt God
calling him to give, just the same. That's when the missionary told a simple story about connecting with a
friend; witnessing over a cup of coffee.
 
God's voice was quiet, but clear: "I want you to buy those cups of coffee. Find a way."
 
Travis obeyed, and since then, God has been growing in him a passion for relational giving. In 2012 Travis
followed God’s calling on his life and launched ForAFriend to support relational giving around the world.

Missionaries

All ForAFriend missionary members are Christian men and women who vocationally serve God around the world. All are backed by Christain 501(c)(3) charitable organizations. ForAFriend, Inc. is also a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Every missionary represented on ForAFriend has agreed to our statement of faith and been affirmed by their organization.

What is relational giving?

All over the world, Christian missionaries are fostering relationships with people and sharing the gospel over cups of coffee, small meals, pairs of shoes, and much, much more. These things provide a solid ground for missionaries to share the gospel of Jesus Christ. This is what relational giving is all about.

Often, missionaries don’t have funds set aside for such gifts, so it comes out of their general budget. By providing specific gifts that match missionaries’ needs, givers have the privilege of seeing direct blessings that result from even the smallest financial gifts.

Vision

More than 60 percent of American Church-goers have never given financially to support world missions.  Many think their meager gifts could never make a difference, or vow to start giving in the future when “I have more.” Imagine if we could empower even a fraction of those to give—and to see the tangible blessings that result from even the smallest gifts. Imagine the potential. Our vision is to tap into that potential and to see the world changed, one gift at a time.

How it Works

By the grace of God.

1. Search for missionaries. Browse by geographical location, ministry interest, mission organization, type of gift, or missionary name.

2. Give. Choose one or more items you want to give.

3. Encourage. Add a personal message of encouragement to accompany your gift. Though you can choose to remain anonymous, missionaries can respond with a word of thanks or a note about how your gift was used.

4. Pray. Remember to pray for the missionary, the gift, and those who will receive blessings because of it.