Those who become planted in the house of the LORD shall flourish in the courts of our God (Psalm 92:12). To flourish is to reach one’s full height of development or influence. Children and youth are so open to the message of Christ, but how will they hear if we aren’t sent?
The word mission itself comes from the Latin verb missio, which means “to send.” The simple mission of Flourish is to go and send those called to bring the love and transformitive power of Christ to the nations of the world!
Currently, we are working with local ministers to bring teams to the Baha California region of Mexico. Extreme poverty brings many issues to families, and we are working on a transformational template, in the Baja California region of Mexico. Seeing to help one community through ministry, basic needs, and training, we plan to help the community find ways to be more self-sustaining through business in 2018. As a growing ministry team from several different nations, ages and experiences, we seek to be part of the Great Commission, seeing the fullfilment of His promise to bring onto Himself those from every nation, tongue, and land, and to see His fullness and a hope and a future!
We share the love of Christ, with a mission to uplift those struggling in unrelenting poverty. We seek to meet basic needs, share Christ, ignite purpose and vision, and provide the needed training and resources to help God’s children flourish around the globe.
Join us on an outreach trip to Mexico in Summer 2018. Come minister to families with your gifts. Come share your gift or passion – you have no idea whose life you might reach! Ask us how!
Each seed given plants a harvest of hope and a bright future! Be His hands of love to these beauties in Mexico today! Any donation is significant to provide food, camp scholarships, and other necessities.
Flourish Mexico Project
Our Flourish House of Promise Project joins with the ministry of Adan Santiyan and his family bringing funding and training for a House of Promise orphan/outreach center in Baja California, Mexico. Our goal is to fund and launch a cafe to allow them to financially self-sustain the home. We also will visit to see how we can assist the local community, such as providing a refridgearted truck that enables the fisherman to sell the plentiful fish they can catch, but are unable to move to sell in more other areas. This project will also uplift this ministry by providing equipment, mentorship and training. The cafe will provide opportunity for village children to have a place of community and chance to learn life/business skills founded on biblical principles. Please join with us today to help these families Flourish in His Word and Hope!
LEMONS FOR LOVE
We began with a lemonade stand! If you would like to host a “Lemons for Love” Lemonade stand to raise money along with your children to benefit orphans in Mexico, please contact us! Encourage a legacy of giving, while spending quality time with your children, teaching valuable skills! We can all change lives – one lemon at a time!
While the heart of Flourish was birthed as a regional Hampton Roads magazine in 2010, Flourish International Ministries was a bit of a “surprise” conceived during a fun family summer project with Juliana (11), Victoria, (9), and Oliver (7) after we had heard about kids in Mexico who couldn’t afford summer camp.
The need resonated in our hearts, especially since summer camp was off the table for us that summer. Deciding to turn our “lemons” into lemonade, we watched them learn some important business skills, and have a blast creating marketing ideas, ordering supplies, recruiting friends – ultimately launching a “Lemons for Love” campaign. Basically, a neighborhood lemonade stand with a purpose.
During our journey we learned that camp is actually a HUGE deal for these village children struggling against incredible poverty living in the poor, dusty villages of Mexico. They are often too needed picking strawberries or other crops with their families to have much fun, let alone attend a fun camp. Armed with lots of lemonade, massive amounts of signs, quarters galore and the goal to sending as many kids to camp as possible, (they knew each $3.50 actually paid for the food needed for each extra child to attend camp for a week.)
So, they opened their doors and hailed down every neighbor within shouting distance. J, V, and O, and their sweet friends, raised enough money to sponsor 100 scholarships for children to attend KFN Mexico – bringing fun, hope and Christ encounters to many!
Seeing the joy and love even seemingly small seeds could make, Flourishing Ministries International, a 501C3 ministry was birthed! Drawing upon 20 years working and serving many amazing ministries, and a heart to share the love of God in the nations, we are now bringing love in tangible ways to the impoverished: uplifting His children to thrive and seeing communities transformed by the Love of God.
In summer 2018 we plan to fund three summer outreach camps to Mexico, reaching orphans and those hurt by the recent earthquakes.
We are also funding and launching a small business for the founder of one an orphan outreach in Baja. This impactful ministry desires to be financially self-sustaining. We see business training as a part of a solution to combat poverty, and see a community be transformed. We invite you to be a part of this exciting and unfolding miracle!
THANK YOU FOR CONTRIBUTING!
Flourishing Ministries International
3341 University Park, Las Colinas, TX 75062