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3D-Outreach is a non-profit organization seeking to reach out, across borders, to the needs of the whole person through being a resource and support to existing long term outreach.













 

Fremar

Posted by 3D-Outreach on 31 October 2008

“Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to him ‘Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed,’ but does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.” – James 2:15-17

Action, founded on faith, is one of the hallmarks of our Christian life; without both action and faith, we cannot truly call ourselves followers of Christ.
At 3D-Outreach we are committed to having active faith. While we know that “action” can take many forms, our focus as an organisation is to meet the needs of the whole person – physical and emotional as well as spiritual – through being a resource and support to long-term missionaries. Much of our time and focus is therefore invested in supporting missionaries, and giving opportunities to others to use their gifts, abilities, and resources for the glory of God. As a result we don’t always personally get as much opportunity for “hands on” ministry as we might like.

Recently, however, the 3D-Outreach staff partnered with an organisation known as Fremar for an evening of ministry in downtown Johannesburg. Fremar (known internationally as Remar) is an organisation which focuses on ministering to the homeless and fostering rehabilitation for drug and alcohol addicts. They are doing an amazing job helping people to get clean, giving them accountability and hope, and creating opportunities for them to generate income.

The evening our staff joined with Fremar, we had the opportunity to serve soup and listen to the stories of homeless men from around South Africa and beyond. Many had come to Johannesburg for the promise of a job only to find empty dreams. They came and left the soup-delivery area in groups of at least two or three for safety reasons, and we didn’t see any women there because, we were told, they were afraid to walk the streets at night, even in groups. Although hearing the stories of these men was heartbreaking, it was such a blessing for us to have the opportunity to listen and pray for them and show them God’s love. As a staff we were grateful for the chance to come alongside Fremar and help them as they serve the city in which they – and we – are planted.

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