Go to Cuba with First Things Foundation

Go on a trip of a lifetime. A journey! This journey takes you into our world. It shows you beautiful places and beautiful people and asks a great deal of your soul. But you will love it! Support what you love. Love the act of supporting. Come with us to Cuba. We leave December 27th. We get back January 4th. Come with us to Guatemala. We leave February 16th. Come with us to The Georgian Republic. We leave April 29th….

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john heers
Diamonds in the Backyard

A young ambitious boy from Pendembu really wanted to help his poor family, so he traveled to faraway Kono at the age of 14 to mine for diamonds. For 88 years he mined and never found a single one, and then he died. His family heard of his death and gathered together all the money they had, begging their neighbors and communities to help pay for the funeral. They scrapped together the amount they needed and rejoiced. Then…

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Dan Padrnos Comment
Boy to Man

As for what is happening now: simply the fruits of our labors come to harvest. FTF went from a nebulous idea to concrete reality. My job from the idea of helping people to doing it. Don't believe me? Take a look…

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Andrew Schwark
The Beauty in Suffering

We rarely choose the time and place when beauty strikes us. Often it is not of our own doing and in the moment, we are at a loss for words. The moment speaks to us, but in a foreign language – something transcendental and yet only perceivable by humans.

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Andrew Schwark
The State of FTF: A Summer Blog

When we write to our supporters we tend to talk about daily life and our work in the field. It is all very warm and often very unique. But sometimes it is not very didactic. It’s rarely “just the facts, maam.” Well, this little blog is just the facts. Let’s call it The State of the Summer Blog.

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You Are Invited on a Journey to the Georgian Republic

Six supporters and five FTF field workers just went to the Georgian Republic. All of us fell in love! We saw ancient Christianity in all of its contemporary glory. We saw profound hospitality from our hosts, incredible singing, funky, unforgettable dishes and world class wine. We saw people in need, people suffering. We saw hard working Georgians who want to be of use to their communities and to their neighbors. We saw Georgia, a country majestically perched between east and west, and we saw it like only FTF can.

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