Thank you for visiting TheFathersHeart.us. I would like to introduce myself, Nathan Dowd, as the Founder and President of The Father’s Heart. At The Father’s Heart we believe the Bible is God inspired. We believe that Jesus Christ was God’s son born of the Virgin Mary, came in the flesh, lived a perfect sinless life providing for us the opportunity for us to be in relationship with our Father.
Our heart and mission are to evangelize through loving people unconditionally with no strings attached. We believe that no one cares how much you know until they know how much you care. The great commission is to “GO”. Jesus came to SEEK and to save those who were lost. The” lost” are who we are seeking. We go to the “lost” instead of waiting for them to, maybe, find us.
The Father's Heart was founded for the sole purpose of showing the love of God unconditionally for all people by helping those in our community who are in need. In 2010, with the assistance of Journey Church, Oakleaf Christian Fellowship, Good Samaritan Church, Canvas Church, and Faith First Community Church we provided over 1200 meals at Thanksgiving, and were able to provide 11 very needy families with Christmas who otherwise would not have had any Christmas. In 2011, with the help of these churches and Elevate Life Church we served 1600 meals to Clay and Duval counties. This growth has continued, in 2012 we provided over 2300 meals.
Currently, we are in the process of raising funds for several community outreach programs. One is our food basket adoption program. An adoption provides a food basket containing food for several meals each month to a needy family. Each family will receive prayer at the time of delivery and through our prayer team on a regular basis. Our goal is to provide 100 baskets each month. Currently,we are developing our homeless ministry. This ministry provides a safe place for the homeless and prostitutes of Clay and Duval counties to come off the street and begin the process of wholeness. In order to meet these goals and develop these programs we need to raise $250,000. This is a two year budget.
We were not created to fill all parts of the five fold ministry by ourselves according to Ephesians. One way, however, to accomplish this is to join with someone who is gifted and called to perform one of the parts such as evangelism.
What can you do to assist us? There are several ways. One, our biggest need is in the area of financial support. With regular monthly support or a one time gift you will helping us help those in need around us. By helping you have played a personal role in God literally touching and impacting a family who may otherwise never have had a positive experience with the love of our God. You can have a more personal role by adopting a family. This means that you are the contact person between The Father's Heart and that family. When you adopt a family you will be delivering a food basket each month and have a much more personal role in shaping their view of our daddy God.
On a more radical level, you can join us in ministering to the homeless in our community by going with us to feed them on weekly basis. Lastly, you can volunteer to assist us in making home repairs for those who are in need in our community. All financial gifts are tax deductible. You may send all financial gifts via PayPal by using the donation button to the right.