First Love Ministries USA has as its sole purpose the glorification of Jesus Christ by: The teaching and preaching of GOD'S Word as given to us in the Bible, helping the poor and needy in the Name of Jesus Christ, and helping with fundraising and support for other like-minded Christian ministries throughout the world.
First Love Ministries USA was formed as a result of the various Christ-centered benevolent activities of the Wednesday Morning Men's Bible Study Group of Mariners Church in Irvine, California. Over the last 30 plus years, the Wednesday Morning Men's Group has helped men focus their hearts and minds on Jesus Christ and the principles of eternal wisdom as found in the Word of GOD. As a result of the many challenging mornings of sharing, fellowship, prayer and in-depth Bible study, a real desire to reach out and help those in great need has emerged. This "reaching out" response to the truly needy in the name of Jesus Christ is in response to James 1:27 and Matthew 6:19-21 / 25:31-40.
Benevolent activities first started on a very low-key, one-on-one basis. Men felt the freedom to share their problems openly and to ask for prayer to gain GOD'S help with their seemingly impossible situations. GOD'S powerful presence began to work in those who had been "given much" and the "reaching out" ministry was born. A true spiritual connection was established between those in need and those with extra to share and the joy of Christ's love became a real meaningful part of the overall ministry of the group.
Over the years many men have come and gone through this long-term ministry and some of those who had received came back to give, so that others might be helped and encouraged in their time of greatest need. "Give and you shall receive"!
This benevolent attitude reflects the presence of the Holy Spirit in the lives of all those who participate in GOD'S Kingdom work. We at First Love Ministries USA know that nothing of any eternal value can be accomplished in and by our own power or works. We believe that GOD will use us to bring glory to Jesus Christ our "First Love" by providing a "cup of cold water" to those in need.
First Love Ministries USA's established relationships are with Patrick Okabe of Impact Ministries Uganda and John Ungureanu of Love for Romania. Additionally, we work with other local and international Christian ministries GOD has connected to our group over the years.
What We Do
We are committed to reminding one another of Jesus Christ's sacrifice for us on the Cross and His resurrection from the dead to defeat the power of death to secure eternal life for all who will believe in Him as their Lord and Savior. So we are determined to refocus our daily thoughts so that we can keep afresh in our minds-eye GOD'S warning to us to never forget our "First Love", Jesus Christ!