FOR4BYFAITH'S

DECLARATION OF PURPOSE 

AND PLAN OF OPERATION

All who consecrate body, soul, and spirit to His service will be constantly receiving a new endowment of physical, mental, and spiritual power. The inexhaustible supplies of heaven are at their command. Christ gives them the breath of His own Spirit, the life of His own life. The Holy Spirit puts forth its highest energies to work in mind and

heart. -The Ministry of Healing 159.4

 

Our Vision Statement

The message of truth is to go to all nations, tongues, and
people; its publications, printed in many different
languages, are to be scattered abroad like the leaves in
autumn. -Review and Herald November 15, 1906, par. 8

Our Mission Statement

As members of the Bride of Christ, we are striving to live
in constant expectation of The Bridegroom’s return while we
faithfully impart principles and admonitions most
advantageous to the Christlike reformation of man’s body,

mind and character. Keys to Success

Watch, pray, work—this is the Christian's watchword. -

Gospel Workers 257.3

 

Truth that is not lived, that is not imparted, loses its
life-giving power, its healing virtue. Its blessing can be

retained only as it is shared. - The Ministry of Healing 148.4

If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth
to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be
given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For
he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the

wind and tossed. KJV James 1:5-6

And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of
the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his
sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all
his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee,
which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD

that healeth thee. Exodus 15:26

Falling Leaves

AUTUMN 2022

When we abide in Christ we'll be like the Evergreen trees that remain green throughout all seasons. 

Pine Tree

The original members of the group shared other ideological decisions/goals: they were all seeking to grow in the faith of Seventh-Day Adventism and they all made an independent decision to discontinue/forego their educational plans/pursuits in a worldly (secular) institution in favor of allowing God to teach them through His school of humiliation, tribulations and altruism so that they would be found with “no guile”, being “without fault before the throne of God”(Revelation 14:5).

 

‘The Ministry of Healing’ was the main book (after the
KJV Bible) that was embraced by the group members because they shared a desire to be “gospel medical missionaries”, and they believed that this book had the most concentrated spiritual and practical information needed for preparation; so along with reading the book, they also shared health tips, did short
health presentations and encouraged each other to follow “the eight laws of health”, which are: Godly Trust, Open Air, Daily Exercise, Sunshine, Proper Rest, Lots of Water, Always Temperate and Nutrition (GODSPLAN).

As time went by, the group members had a burden to share the blessings that they were receiving through “print and pixels” (the Internet). They also found it a necessity to decide on a name and a logo that would highlight the principles of their group. On August 4, 2020, the original four members of the group deliberated and decided that “For4ByFaith” would be the name of their ministry and on September 4, 2020, Abigail S. cooperated with the Lord to draw
the ministry’s logo (by hand) after further discussions with the group about the symbolic imagery that should be displayed on the logo.

A Short History Of the For4ByFaith Ministry

Abigail S. created a WhatsApp group called “Ministry of Healing” group on April 6, 2020. This group consisted of four members: Alexia W., Medgar B., Miguel F. and Abigail S. The group was created to be a book club for youths, where they would unite in reading an inspired (Spirit of Prophecy) book chapter-by-chapter, then have discussions about the details of the book’s content. The members of the group also had an individual responsibility to write a summary and a poem based on each chapter of the book the group was reading. The book that the members of the group united to read and study from was ‘The Ministry of Healing’ by Ellen G. White.

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The For4ByFaith Name and Logo

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The name ‘For4ByFaith’ was chosen to reflect the
following biblical pillars upon which the associates of the
ministry stand:

     “(FOR we walk BY FAITH, not by sight:) -2 Corinthians
5:7
     The number 4 represents the four angels’ messages of
Revelation- the three angels’ messages are found in
Revelation 14:6-12 and the message of the fourth angel
is found in Revelation 18:1-4. 

     

          First Angel- And I saw another angel fly in the midst of
heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them
that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred,
and tongue, and people, Saying with a loud voice, Fear God,
and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come:
and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and
the fountains of waters.
(Rev 14:6-7)
         Second Angel- And there followed another angel, saying,
Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she
made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her
fornication.
(Rev 14:8)

         Third Angel- And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and
receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, The same
shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured
out without mixture into the cup of his indignation;
and he
shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of
the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: And the
smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and
they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and
his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name. Here
is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the
commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.
(Rev 14:9-12)
       Fourth Angel- And after these things I saw another angel come
down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was
lightened with his glory.
And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is
become the habitation of devils,
and the hold of every foul
spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. For all
nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her
fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed
fornication with her,
and the merchants of the earth are
waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies. (Rev
18:1-3)

     

      THE GREAT PLEA- And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities. (Rev 18:4-5)

 

    The logo was drawn and colored with great intention to
represent the mission and principles upon which the
associates of the ministry stand:

 

    One of the aims of the associates of the ministry is
to be effective gospel medical missionaries; that is
why “medical missionaries” is written in the white
round banner of the logo.

         “Medical missionary work brings to humanity the gospel
of release from suffering. It is the pioneer work of
the gospel. It is the gospel practiced, the compassion
of Christ revealed. Of this work there is great need,
and the world is open for it. God grant that the
importance of medical missionary work shall be
understood and that new fields may be immediately
entered.”— Welfare Ministry, 119

    The background of different continents of the world
reflect our vision, as stated under our vision
statement with the words of Ellen White;

         ”The message of truth is to go to all nations, tongues,
and people;
its publications, printed in many different
languages, are to be scattered abroad like the leaves
in autumn.”
-Review and Herald November 15, 1906, par.8

    The sleeves of the four hands holding the books/tracts
were intentionally drawn to be long, so that our
belief in the principles of dress reform according to
be Bible and Spirit of Prophecy could be reflected.

         The sum and substance of true religion is to own and
continually acknowledge by words, by dress, by
deportment, our relationship to God.—Testimonies for
the Church 4:582. HL 119.2
    Satan invented the fashions which leave the limbs
exposed, chilling back the life current from its original course.
And parents bow at the shrine of fashion and so clothe their children that the nerves and veins become contracted, and do not answer the purpose that God designed they should. The result is habitually cold feet and hands. Those parents who follow fashion instead of reason will have an account to render to God for thus robbing their children of health. Even life itself is frequently sacrificed to
the god of fashion. {CG 427.1}

    The books/tracts held in the four hands reflects our
intention to focus on literature evangelism as well as
medical missionary evangelism.

         We are fast approaching the end. The printing and
circulation of the books and papers that contain the
truth for this time are to be our work.
—Testimonies for
the Church 8:89 (1904). CM 5.1

        There are many places in which the voice of the
minister cannot be heard, places which can be reached
only by our publications,—the books, papers, and tracts
filled with the Bible truths that the people need. Our
literature is to be distributed everywhere.
The truth
is to be sown beside all waters; for we know not which
will prosper, this, or that. In our erring judgment we
may think it unwise to give literature to the very
ones who would accept the truth the most readily. We
know not what may be the results of giving away a
leaflet containing present truth.
—Manuscript 127, 1903.
CM 4.3