What an incredible year of ministry it’s been in 2016. I want to personally thank you for your prayers, support, and encouragement. It has personally been one of the most joyful years of my entire life. Since I took a step of faith in October ’15 to become full-time with Feet That Move so much has taken place in my heart. God has continued to give me a deep burning passion for seeing the lost come to know Jesus. I have been overwhelmed by the support I’ve received to go full-time in ministry with FTM. It has been the most humbling season of my life. The Lord has opened doors in the nations where are currently working as well as in nations we are excited about pioneering in the near future. I am overwhelmed with excitement about the privilege of giving shoes and putting on strategic outreaches alongside the local church. Here are photos and stories about what God is doing through Feet That Move.
Founder Feet That Move
In December we joined our partner’s Empty Buckets in Haiti for an incredible week of ministry. Our team was able to put on a Shoe Outreach by giving over 500 pairs of shoes. We saw many people come to know Jesus. Empty Buckets built two water wells in communities in partnership with Pastor Benite Jeune in Vignier. It was amazing to watch God work in the lives of many of our team members while on this trip. Young adults were ignited with a new passion for the nations.
In January we joined our partners, The Message For Mayan’s, to plan for future trips. We had a time of team building with a new local church we will be partnering with in the Yucatan. Their ministry has expanded so much that a new team had to be launched in the Western half of the Yucatan. It was a great week of planning and team building. We are so thankful for partners like The Message For Mayan’s!
Founder, Dustin Sandoval embarked on a two-week trip to Uganda to remote islands on Lake Victoria to train pastors on evangelism. Dustin and Pastor Moses Nyanzi, from Alpha Omega Praise Church in Lugazi, evaluated each church and helped train the pastors on strategies to help their ministry impact the islands of Lake Victoria. It was a powerful and unified time together.
In March, Feet That Move joined our partners, The Message For Mayan’s and The Jesus Film for the fourth year in a row to serve across the Yucatan. Each year we have the privilege of taking board members and donors on this trip. We took 800 pairs of shoes on this trip but due to the customs the shoes didn’t make it through but they were able to be sent back and be used for future trips. At first, the team was sad that the shoes didn’t make it into the country. However, after witnessing 281 people accept Christ and get plugged into local Churches our spirits were lifted. Our shoes are just a tool for ministry and God wanted to use the power of prayer on this particular trip. Please continue to pray for the Mayan people that came to Christ during our time in Mexico.
In April and May, we joined a group of church planters in Southeast Asia to train a church in Northeast Thailand on church planting, prayer walking, and evangelism. The purpose of the trip was to gain knowledge and further experience for Feet That Move in discipleship and church planting. After our time in Thailand, we went to a country in Southeast Asia,”the name can not be shared due to security purposes”, to prayer walk and meet with persecuted believers. The days in this country were very eye opening and life changing for the entire team. After time in Southeast Asia, Dustin joined missionary friends in Nepal for a few days of discipleship and rest with a church planter with the International Mission Board. These days were crucial for Feet That Move in looking ahead to further work overseas. We are so thankful for God’s provision for this time of learning, growing and mentorship.
We are 8 days away from our Mexico Shoe Drop with our partners, The Message For Mayan’s. Thanks to your generosity we were able to partner with Shoes For Orphan Souls to ship a container of shoes to Mexico. 2,000 will be distributed across the Yucatan thanks to your prayers and generosity! We are excited to share stories and testimonies after our team returns from the Yucatan in August!
Thank you for your prayers, encouragement and support this year! We are excited for what God has planned the rest of the year as we look ahead to what is ahead in 2017!