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We're more than a building in Albuquerque: we're members of a stand-out community. It's our desire to engage and support our neighbors near and far in ways that are truly helpful.

Serving a community extends far beyond our church walls. From The Burque to the Philippines, we desire to follow Jesus everywhere we are.

Neighborhood Connections

Family Promise of ABQ

First works with Family Promise throughout the year by donating time, money, resources, & volunteers.

"Family Promise of Albuquerque is a non-profit organization that assists families who are at risk for homelessness, currently experiencing homelessness or recently exiting homelessness.  The core of our program is our shelter, where we strive to help as many families with children as possible. No matter how families define their household, where children are concerned, we are here to help.


​Family Promise of Albuquerque is also a community that wraps its arms around the families we serve to provide them with a network of support throughout their journey.  This community is made up  of over 700 volunteers from 21 different faith communities in the Albuquerque and Rio Rancho area.    Prior to COVID-19 we also utilized the space in 18 congregations of these faith communities to provide  overnight shelter, with families rotating between congregations on a weekly basis.  During COVID we have been utilizing a static site at one of the congregations and will be purchasing our own static site/ day center building in late February 2021.  ​


Family Promise of Albuquerque believes that each individual from each family that utilizes our services has within them all that they need to be successful.  Sometimes, for whatever reason, the individuals we serve lose sight of those abilities.   Our staff works with each family individually and collaboratively to help them rediscover those strengths and abilities.   While providing wrap around services to help families address and overcome barriers to employment and housing, our staff empowers families to begin their journey to achieving sustainable independence."

To learn more about Family Promise ABQ or to donate, visit their website here.

Long Term Global Efforts

ApMa Project – Papua New Guinea 

Aspire Academy – Gitagata Community, Bugesera District, Rwanda, East Africa

Bethshean – Estancia de Animas, Zacatecas, Mexico

Educate: Bohol – Bohol, Philippines

Jul & Luz Castellano – Bohol, Philippines

Ap Ma Project – Papua New Guinea ​

  • Jesse & Karie Pryor, missionaries to the Ap Ma people in the Angoram district of the East Sepik Province 

  • The Ap Ma Project exists to enable, educate, train, and equip the local people of the Ap Ma language. 

  • Elementary School

  • FODE (Distance Education)

  • Medical Clinic

  • Lumber mill and construction

Aspire Academy – Bugesera, Rwanda, East Africa

  • Ivan & Jordan Mbaraga

  • The first buildings for Aspire Academy are going up in Gitagata community in the Bugesera district of Rwanda, East Africa.

  • Bugesera is a poverty-stricken, mainly agricultural district.

  • Initially, two classrooms and bathroom facilities are being built, which will serve P1 students. These classrooms will open September 2023.The goal is to add two more classrooms for another grade level each year until the 16 proposed classrooms are done.

Bethshean – Estancia de Animas, Zacatecas, Mexico

  • Abdiel & Shannon Rocha, Administrators

  • Headquartered in Estancia de Animas 

  • Multiple evangelism ministries reaching out into Central Mexico

  • Church Planting

  • Nursing Home

  • Medical Clinic

  • Camp & Conference Center

Educate: Bohol – Bohol Island, Philippines

  • Mike & Jean Propp, Directors

  • Using Education to Share Jesus with Children in the Philippines

  • Provides school supplies to children in the Philippines so that they are able to attend school.

  • Provide eye testing and glasses as needed.

  • We also share the Gospel message with the children, their parents, teachers, and anyone else God puts in our path

Jul & Luz Castellano – Bohol Island, Philippines

  • Indigenous ministry of Jul & Luz Castellano in Bohol, Philippines

  • Pastor of Faith Christian Church

  • Strengthen churches on the island and surrounding islands to spiritual maturity

  • Teaching at conventions and camps

  • Leading church leadership seminars and men's retreats at various churches

  • Producing VBS materials, as well as other teaching materials

  • Primary Purpose: To lead people to Christ to be saved and experience his great love

  • Secondary: To strengthen the churches to spiritual maturity

Contact our missions team

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