As we shared with you in our last Ministry Report in May, Jordan Outreach Ministries is going “mobile,” thanks to the addition of the new “Hope Rig” outreach trailer!
The truck portion of the Hope Rig arrived earlier this summer from Georgia, but we’ve been eagerly awaiting the completion of the 46’ trailer, which finally arrived just last week, praise the Lord!
With both portions of the Hope Rig delivered, and with graphics soon to be installed on the trailer itself, we are wasting no time in putting the Hope Rig to work. Its first ministry debut will be occurring on October 4th, at Fred Jordan Missions’ annual Back To School Backpack and Clothing Giveaway on Los Angeles’ Skid Row. The Hope Rig will be parked in the middle of the street, at 5th and Towne in downtown Los Angeles, and will serve as the evangelistic center for music and preaching to the anticipated 3,000 children (and their parents) who will be receiving new backpacks, school supplies, new Footlocker shoes, new clothing and a hot lunch from In N Out Burger.
The Hope Rig will also be going to Desert Hot Springs this November, where Jordan Outreach Ministries will partner with Grace Church for an evangelistic outreach. We will be preaching the gospel and blessing those in need, along with special guest, Steve Carrier (from Megaforce Ministries in Dallas Texas), who will be sharing his testimony and performing super-strength feats, in Jesus’ name!
We cannot tell you how excited we are for this new chapter for Jordan Outreach Ministries, as we continue to declare and demonstrate the love of Jesus! It is also exciting to be able to empower, equip, teach and train pastors, leaders and church members to conduct evangelistic outreaches by moving outside “the four walls” and preaching the gospel to “the least of these,” as described in Matthew 25.
Here’s a sneak-peek at the Hope Rig…
The 50’ cross has finally been “resurrected” and is standing tall and mighty on the 10 acre parcel of land owned by Fred Jordan Missions, which will be the future home of Jordan Outreach Ministries’ Evangelistic Training & Outreach Center. This property is located directly across the street from the Augustine Casino, on the corner of Van Buren and 54 in Coachella, where the cross stands as a beacon of hope, day and night. We are prayerfully anticipating building and relocating Jordan Outreach Ministries to this parcel within the next one to two years, so please be praying for us in this endeavor.
LOS ANGELES UPDATE:
It’s official! On September 1, 2018, Joe took over the ministry of Fred Jordan Missions as President and Senior Pastor. We are amazed at how Jesus brought us back, full-circle, to where we first began 30 years ago before birthing Jordan Outreach Ministries in 1997 as “Fred Jordan Missions-Coachella Valley.” And now—21 years later—Jesus is enabling us to minister beyond the Coachella Valley to those on Skid Row, to those living in the inner cities of Los Angeles, to viewers on FJM’s weekly television program, to pastors and leaders involved in FJM’s Center for Evangelism and hopefully soon, to young men and women who will enroll in FJM’s soon-to-be-birthed internship training program in downtown, LA.
Ultimately, we envision the Lord merging both ministries together at some point, since the heart and vision are the same for both: “To declare and demonstrate the love of Jesus…” Until then, we are committed to serving Jesus faithfully together in both locations, so as to fulfill the calling He has for our lives as one.
Please continue to pray for us! With all of the transition, with all of the traveling and with being recent “empty-nesters,” we know we are candidates for attacks, fatigue, exhaustion, stress, sickness and the like — so we covet your prayers more than ever! Until next time, God bless you and yours!