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Friends In Action International Inc

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Causes: Religion, Religion-Related

Mission: Friends In Action, Intl. (FIA) exists to accelerate the spread of the Gospel to people groups who have not yet heard the Good News of Jesus Christ. FIA partners with missionaries, nationals, and indigenous people to provide infrastructure projects and practical service as a platform to share and demonstrate the love of God.

Results: Since FIA's inception in 1992, we have provided spiritual and physical assistance to 1,000's of indigenous people in some of the most remote locations around the globe. From clean water, teaching life-skills, teaching Biblical truth, constructing roads, homes, and airstrips, delivering supplies to jungle and bush missionaries, FIA is busy meeting needs to the glory of God! FIA has a long-standing track record of fiscal accountability, completed projects, and lives changed by Christ. FIA has received Charity Navigator’s coveted 4-star accountability/transparency rating, and a Platinum rating from Guide Star (the highest level of transparency offered to non-profits). In addition, FIA has received the prestigious Top-Rated Badge from greatnonprofits.org, the one and only people’s choice award where volunteers, donors, and people served by FIA share their opinion of our work.

Target demographics: demonstrate the love of God

Direct beneficiaries per year: Last year alone, we reached over 200,000 people with the Gospel through 10 projects in six remote locations! FIA’s efforts also provided clean water to more than 20,000 West African villagers, medical assistance to 1,200 in the Amazon jungle, community transformation projects to 1,400 Rama Cay people of Nicaragua, and discipleship training to almost 3,000 in Moldova, Papua New Guinea, and Bolivia! Our

Geographic areas served: 6 remote locations around the globe (Bolivia, Nicaragua, Moldova, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, West Africa)

Programs: completing infrastructure projects (such as well drilling, building homes, bridges, roads, airstrips, solar projects, latrines, delivering supplies, making repairs to assist missionaries in extremely remote areas)

Community Stories

21 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

What I appreciate about FIA is that I can be a blessing by using the gifts God has given me to spread the gospel. I don’t have to be a “preacher” to spread Gods love. FIA uses these unique opportunities to allow me to do just that!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

FIAI's passion to reach the lost has been evidenced on all of their fields of service that I have visited (4 total). I have been blessed each time I go out with them. By drawing alongside and supporting indigenous Christian leaders, they have been encouraged by the FIAI projects that have accelerated their opportunities to share the Gospel. Truly FIAI is moving earth to move heaven.

Shelley Galbreath C.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Friends In Action is an agency that is on the cutting edge of supporting the work of spreading the Good New of Jesus! They have resources that support many who are serving around the world. They see a need and find a way to meet it. Friends In Action is vital to all who are served around the world. Keep up the good work FIA!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great organization serving the needs of people around the world.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

A wonderful organization loved helping people in need in foreign countries who also love God.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been able to lead several work teams and the Friends In Action home office has always been very supportive when I had a need. The trip format is thorough and in the end brings volunteers back again and again. One man on the last trip has been on four different trips and is already looking forward to next year's trip. Being able to take the team to a village for them to see first hand the impact they are having is a huge plus that Friends In Action has been able to arrange.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Wonderful organization. Love it that they bring gospel to people who have never heard about Jesus and provide clean water in remote areas. So grateful to be a part of your supporter.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had the opportunity to go with FIA several times. My experiences with this organization has been both stretching and rewarding! I was able to take the Good News of Jesus to Nicaragua- what an amazing ministry FIA has had among the Rama in that country! I worked with the children and also met with some of the women. ! I will go again soon :)

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My first encounter with Friends In Action was when I had the opportunity to help with the construction of the headquarters in Middletown, PA. Then attended the "Open House" and helped park cars!! My wife Jo Ann, started to help with the mailings each month. Recently I had the opportunity to help with the move of everyone's desks and supplys to the second floor. Also, I was able to help build shelves for the storage area on the second floor. The work that FIA does around the world is certainly some of the greatest humanitarian work being done by ANYONE,...ANYWHERE!!!

1 Deborah R.3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been so privileged to work with FIA over the past 8 years and have found it to be the most rewarding work I have ever done. To watch how God has worked through the staff, missionaries and volunteers to meet the tangible needs of unreached people has been amazing. Hearing and reading about the impact FIA has had on so many different people groups around the world has encouraged me. From building bridges, and airstrips and roads and houses and drilling wells, our God is a mighty God and He has continued to bless the work on every one of the projects we undertake by bringing souls into His kingdom.

1 Shannon M.1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been a supporter of FIA since 2017. I love being part of sending the Gospel to unreached people groups by meeting their physical needs. Every year hundreds, if not thousands, of indigenous people are responding to Christ through FIA's efforts. I'm happy knowing that my gifts are part of making an eternal difference. My children are learning about the importance of charity and the Great Commission by helping out at FIA's HQ and fundraising for their projects. Keep up the good work, FIA!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I love being involved with Friends In Action, Intl. (FIA). They've been meeting the spiritual and physical needs of people around the globe since 1992. With a long-term track record of financial accountability, completed projects, and transformed lives, I feel privileged to be part of their efforts. It's exciting to be part of demonstrating, not just talking about, God's love to those who haven't heard yet. Very kind and real people at their HQ in PA.

1 Marilyn M.3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

After being invited to a meal to hear about the ministry of FIA , I wanted to volunteer by helping stuff envelopes for their newsletter. It’s such a little thing but all part of being part of God’s kingdom. They are friendly and their work for the Lord is truly a blessing to those they serve.

1 Tim J.1

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am really pleased to see and hear about all the good work FRIENDS in Action is doing for people in Africa, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, South America and Central America.
Its great to see the diversity of the projects and the skills that FIA volunteers are sharing to help develop mission works around the world.

What a wonderful thing to help provide water, to help provide transportation and to help equip national and European missionaries to accomplish their work. It's truly a picture of the body of Christ working together.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Great solid organization. They are doing great things around the world.

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Donor

Rating: 5

As I look around the world situation, I sometimes find it difficult to prioritize needs. FIA's mission can be characterized by " persistence for subsistence" . These people work tirelessly, obediently and with great perseverance to overcome the obstacles placed in their path while bringing basic infrastructure for subsistence to an indigenous people, in turn, the people begin to not only survive, but thrive, with the new found help and love of Christ. I am humbled to be able to assist them in this calling and share their joy, as God always shows His presence in making a way for their persistence to prevail! FIA's efforts lead to basic subsistence for these Children of God through the literal and virtual Living Water. The infrastructure and foundation provided on their mission field demonstrates that the "Kingdom of Heaven belong to such as these"

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Donor

Rating: 5

FIA has helped me keep better informed about worldwide need and enables my donations to make a greater impact in the spiritual and physical needs of others. To.be able to read the stories of FIA's impact is priceless.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Helping folks around the world in tangible ways to share God's love and blessings.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Love how Friends In Action is meeting physical, emotional, and spiritual needs in austere locations around the world.

2 Michele L.2

Donor

Rating: 5

I’m always excited to hear about the incredible things that Friends in Action is doing around the world! And I love how their staff truly put their hearts into their work.

1 Michelle Altilio P.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

If you're looking for an organization who's aim is reaching the unreached with both the Gospel and social action, you've found it in Friends in Action Intl. Leaders with passion and integrity, missionaries with skill and compassion, partners who offer prayer support as well as donations—this is one amazing network for the glory of God!