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By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. But whoever has this world’s goods, and sees his brother in need, and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him? My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth.

1 John 3:16-18

 

About Reach Out for Christ:

Hi, my name is John Boyington. I live in the small town of  Appleton, Maine where my wife Allison and I raised 5 children. I am a farmer of wild blueberries (to learn more about wild blueberries visit my web site ridgeberryfarm.com).

By His grace, God regenerated my soul over 30 years ago.For several years I was very busy with life - working and relegating the things of God to Sundays. But then about 10 years ago God put in me the desire for a deeper faith and a stronger walk with Him. He has opened my eyes to the necessity of not being only a hearer, but a doer of His Word.

In 2006 I made my first trip to Africa , to the country of Malawi. God used that first trip to develop in me a compassion for the people of Malawi and a desire to help them spiritually and physically.

The bore hole repair project came about a couple of years back when a Malawi pastor described the need. In 2010 we repaired about 12 and another 11 in 2011 effectively restoring safe drinking water to over 25,000 people.

On my 2011 excursion, 4 gentlemen from Iowa joined me and participated in the project. These men were and still are excited about what we accomplished for the glory of Christ. You see, during and/or after working on the bore holes we share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. That is what this project is about-- the two together.

One Sunday afternoon ( in Malawi ) we were discussing how to make this work the most effective. Pastor Charles Kirtley, a very Godly man of retirement age, told me of the ministry with which he had done various projects years ago, but was now idle. He had been looking for someone to pass Reach Out for Christ on to, who would use that ministry to continue the work of the Gospel.

So here we are, knowing that God has certainly orchestrated this. My hope is that you will find this a worthwhile cause to support and maybe even participate in. But more than that --you will be encouraged to live out your faith --say “yes, I will“ to God.

 

The goals of Reach Out for Christ:

  1. Share the message of the Cross of Christ
  2. Bring relief to the needy
  3. Encourage Christians to live out their faith

 

 

To Christ Be the Glory

* Reach Out for Christ is a 501c organization. All donations are tax deductible.

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