Robby BradfordChurch life, Convoy of Hope, discipleship, Easter, Easter Offering, First Assembly Community Ministries, giving, hunger, justice, missions, online givingLeave a Comment

For the past three Easters, First Assembly Community Ministries has collected an “Easter Offering” designated to a number of projects.  This year, our “Easter Offering” will be going completely to one project that is a huge need–world hunger. We will be partnering with Convoy of Hope, the disaster relief and community development partner of the Assemblies of God.  Every day, … Read More

How to Help in the Refugee Crisis in Europe

Robby Bradfordcompassion, Convoy of Hope, Convoy of Hope Europe, missionsLeave a Comment

This past week, I received the following communication from George O. Wood, the General Superintendent of the U.S. Assemblies of God.  It contains informations not only about the crisis happening in Europe, but how the Assemblies of God responding there directly to people in need.  It also contains current information about how to contribute materially to meeting needs there.  Gifts … Read More


Robby BradfordConvoy of Hope, earthquake, humanitarian relief, missions, NepalLeave a Comment

A number of people have asked me how they can give to help with the response to the earthquake in Nepal just about 9 days ago.  Our partner in such situations is Convoy of Hope, the Assemblies of God partner in disaster relief. The Convoy of Hope team on the ground in Nepal continues to work with local partners. Convoy of Hope is sending 700 tarps to the … Read More

Short-Term Missions Trips at First Assembly in 2015

Robby BradfordAfrica, AGWM, Assemblies of God, compassion, Convoy of Hope, First Assembly Community Ministries, Haiti, missions, Togo, work tripsLeave a Comment

Three trips are being organized by First Assembly Community Ministries in 2015!  See below for more details. Intercession Trip in March.  Next month, we will see a team go to pray with missionaries in a sensitive country.  We’re thrilled to see the six people going to encourage our partners there and to pray for breakthrough in a part of the … Read More

The Unexpected Christmas: Shepherds

Robby Bradfordadvent, Africa, Christian origins, Christianity, Christmas, Christmas Offering, evangelism, global church, missionsLeave a Comment

Unexpected–that’s what I’d say about the choice of heaven to announce first to shepherds that Jesus had come. Unexpected–Jesus’ birth, in contrast to the emperor of the time–Caesar Augustus–is the true Savior, the true God. Unexpected–while those with the wealth and the power in Rome may be initially said that “a new order for the ages” had come with Caesar … Read More

Christmas Offering 2014

Robby BradfordAfrica, Christmas, Christmas Offering, Church life, church planting, First Assembly Community Ministries, global church, missions, unreached people groupsLeave a Comment

Each December since 2012, we have conducted a special offering in the middle of December called the “Christmas Offering” where we have focused on a number of items both internally and externally.  2014 is no exception!  We will be receiving this offering on Sunday, December 14! This year’s goals are fairly straightforward.  With a total of $65,000, we will be … Read More

Philippines House Build

Robby BradfordAGWM, Church life, compassion, First Assembly Community Ministries, giving, missionsLeave a Comment

Sisoy Today I would like to introduce you to Sisoy and Emi.  Sisoy and Emi live near an Assemblies of God church in Cebu City, Philippines.  Sisoy is a fisherman, but he does not have his own boat or fishing net because he cannot afford to buy them.   He goes fishing with his brother who has a small fishing boat. Some days they … Read More