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Who are we Firefighters?
Hello! and welcome to Firefighters. we are a Christian community outreach team and we aim to demonstrate Gods love to the community by serving the people in the towns, cities and villages we live in.
For many reasons people do not get to church, so we take the church to the people. We believe in the practical meeting of peoples needs, as it says in the book of James in the Bible, "What Good does it do if you see your fellowman sitting cold and hungry in the street and you say, 'Be Well, keep warm and fed' but then walk away and do not meet that need" Surely saying we have faith but not putting it to practical use, is a dead faith!
We serve all people and do not discriminate against people who do not have a faith or believe differently to us.
Since our launch in 2005, Firefighters Christian Ministry has been working hard to promote our projects. While there is always more that can be done to help our communities, there’s no doubt that we are making a significant impact.
The founder is Miriam Virgo a born again Christian who after a time of prayer had a dream that she was in Reading town centre by the Broad Street mall with a group of people wearing Black T-shirts with FIREFIGHTERS in bold white print.
The team were praying for and helping the community, although many chuckle at the irony of the name. It was cemented in a Bible verse "You need to save some people who have doubts, save them by pullling them out of the fire" (Jude 22/23)
Miriam felt inspired to follow the vision she received to take the church to the streets!
The need to see change and restoration in our communities has been the driving force behind this great movement.
When Miriam first started she was by herself and quickly joined by others both Christian and non Christian who were inspired by her passion to help the unfortunate, broken, downcast and rejected in society
Miriam is a local police officer with a genuine heart for her community. Firefighters inspires people from all walks of life to be the change they want to see!
Our ethos is "As long as there are People anywhere there must be Firefighters everywhere"
There’s more than one way that you can help. Whether you want to work, volunteer, or donate to Firefighters, there are plenty of ways to join us in making a real difference. Check out ar membership page for opportunities.
As well as our outreach initiative we also have a church community support team called The Naked Truth Ministry, you can find out more about that arm of our charity here www.thenakedtruth.org.uk
Along with Jude 22/23 we also have Isaiah 61 as our base scripture. We also follow the ethos of Matthew 25
Isaiah 61 "The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is upon me because he has appointed me to preach good news to the poor, set at liberty those who are bound, bind up the broken hearted, restore sight to the blind, release those who are captive, to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord and to replace ashes with a crown of beauty"
Matthew 25: 35-40 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me