FRMA + Rabuna Fi
In 2005, a new branch of FRM was born, Far Reaching Ministries Aviation. Through years of praying, the Lord provided the funds to purchase our own airplane, enabling us to reach very difficult areas of Africa. FRMA reaches out to the women and children in Africa, as well. The heart of FRMA is to disciple women and children in Africa with the Word of God, and to help them in their struggle to survive. This project is called, “Rabuna Fi,” which means, “God is here,” in Arabic, and is a common greeting among Christians in Africa.
Fruitful ministry comes only as we lead others to the transforming work of the cross. We recognize that if Christ is not the center of all that we do, our labor is in vain. We have witnessed women pass through the most devastating of tragedies and come out like purely refined gold. Their lives bear a divine joy, a holy boldness, a true hope, and a sweetness that comes only from the suffering Savior. They find comfort in the fellowship of His sufferings, and the resurrection power brings purity to all who are hungry.
Our first step in any ministry endeavor is to address the spiritual needs of the women. So, we developed a discipleship program to teach women with little or no education about the Gospel message. We begin with the basics of the faith. Once they know the foundational truths, we start with a verse-by-verse study through the Gospel of Luke. (We chose Luke because many of the women have seen the Jesus Film, which is based on the Gospel of Luke). Since the Acts of the Apostles was also written by Luke, it is a perfect bridge to the rest of the New Testament. The beginning of the ministry is to lead these women to Jesus. Once they are saved, He begins to work within their hearts. It is humbling and challenging to hear the testimonies of our ladies. They experience a depth of suffering most Westerners cannot begin to comprehend…yet, the miracle is that His arm is not too short to save, it can reach to the uttermost, and where sin abounds, grace abounds much more!