States of America
A nation of immigrants with a greater diversity of ethnic origins than any other
Predominant Religion: 86.5% Christian. Freedom of religion is written into the
constitution. No country in the world has been so strongly influenced by biblical
Independent from Britain since 1776 as a federal republic.
A BRIEF HISTORY
OF THE U. S. A.
-The U.S. became independent from Britain in 1776 as a federal republic. The number
of states increased from the original 13 to 50 as the nation expanded westwards
across the continent and the Pacific Ocean. The strong democratic tradition with
emphasis on private initiative and civil liberties has helped to make the nation
a world leader. The USA emerged from World War II as the leading industrial and
military power in the world - but for 40 years was in cold-war confrontation with
the USSR. Military defeat in the Vietnam War was a trauma from which the USA slowly
recovered in the 1980's, but still deeply affects foreign policy. The evaporation
of the threat from the USSR with its collapse in 1991 left the USA as the only
global superpower, but uncertain in its application of that power toward a more
peaceful world. The multiplication of localized ethnic wars, and increased danger
from well-armed but small terrorist forces, demand a watchful vigilance from the
- The US has the most powerful, diverse and technologically advanced economy in
the world, rich in agricultural and natural resources, yet 35 million live below
the poverty line. It has a free-market economy with great flexibility. It is part
of NAFTA, the North American Free Trade area and strong importer from other lands
and a large adverse trade balance - so any US economic downturn has global repercussions.
(Operation World, 21st Century Edition, WEC International)
FACING THE CHURCH
1. Spiritual unity
among those of like precious faith.
2. Church leadership
with a servant heart, high moral standards, and the ability to disciple successors.
3. Effective Bible
exposition and teaching that motivates believers. Many Christians are over-evangelized
4. A clear biblical
stand and appropriate involvement in the issues of our day. Example: our high
divorce rate (even among Christians), homosexuality, abortion, etc.
MINISTRY IN THE USA
G.F.F. has been
involved in church planting in the United States and since 1986 three local churches
have been started and/or assisted and are now independent. Four other churches
are in the process.
1. Ten church planters
2. A representative
for the western United States
G.F.F. is looking
for men and women who are called of God to serve on the mission field. G.F.F.
has competent, experienced leadership and is willing to assist new missionaries
in becoming successful missionaries for God's glory.