“To partner with Rich and the team in Nigeria, seeing their investment in the nation, their love for the people, their commitment to follow-up, the number of people, church groups, and ministries they draw together in unity, to minister to evangelists, to equip them and send them out, is an amazing thing. I just want to encourage you to invest in this ministry. God is working deeply. It is a generational work that is happening in this nation. God is at work in this group of people and using this ministry.”
“Richard Gardner was a Bible translator working with a tribal group who envisioned them firmly grounded in their understanding and application of the Scriptures besides having the Bible translated in their mother tongue. From this sense of urgency, Firm Foundations in Christ Ministries was born! Today, far beyond that first tribal group, this solid, biblical discipleship training is impacting many, and diverse people groups around the globe. I completely endorse the work of FFICM!”
"I appreciate FFICM’s focus on the important task of evangelism and the equally important task of discipleship. That they train ministry workers to engage impactfully in both is one of the strengths of this organization. I also enjoy being brought along in their journey through the ministry updates and prayer requests that include the team leaders in each of the countries in which FFICM serves."
"FFICM addresses one of the greatest needs in world evangelization, what is the true Gospel of Jesus Christ. Richard Gardner has devoted his life to spreading the Gospel throughout Africa, primarily ETeamGlobal has partnered with Richard for over 10 years in the nation of Nigeria. We have worked together, but Richard and FFICM far more as they have relevant and sound methods of teaching and training evangelists in the preaching of the Gospel and the growing of disciples. FFICM work stands as a needed and relevant disciple making ministry. I am honored and committed to partnering with Richard and FFICM as much as possible."
"It's been an honor for me to get to know Richard and serve alongside him and his ministry in Nigeria. He and his team love the Lord and are devoted to not only fulfilling the Great Commission, but also helping others to do the same. The creativity, passion, excellence, and love for those they serve permeates the ministry of FFICM. May Christ continue to be exalted in their lives and work and may He expand their impact and influence for His glory."
"I love the vision! Supporting the church by equipping nationals to evangelize and disciple new believers right where they live. Just right. FFICM is an energetic and strategic ministry, gladly assisting the church in regions where they can expect to suffer for the Name of Christ, and do. The church in the US can benefit from their example."
"Everything I have experienced about FFICM, from its organization to its doctrinal stance to its passion for believers to grow in Christ, shouts AUTHENTICITY! This key mission organization, under the capable leadership of veteran missionaries Rich Gardner and David Moore, brings a much-needed focus on the development of new believers by local believers through in-place training and conferences. Every effort you make in prayer and every cent you give in support makes a difference in “making disciples” (Matthew 28:19) through FFICM. I urge you to make this fine mission organization a priority in your prayer and financial stewardship."
"One of the richest blessings of my life has been to personally witness how God has blessed and expanded the amazing ministry of FFICM. I’ve known Rich for 30 years have often joined with him and his committed coworkers to teach and train leaders in Nigeria and Ethiopia. FFICM's singular focus to glorify Christ by equipping His people to reach the lost and build up new believers is essential - and greatly impacting the Church in Africa. They “go” and they “make disciples.” This is an effective ministry that is worthy of investment!"
“This training helped me to be confident. And to teach those who have not heard the word of God and to help those who are helpless.”
“(This training) helps me spread the gospel. It helps me use my time and my talents for God. I will use what I learned to teach others.”
“I learned how to preach the gospel to those that don’t know about Jesus and how to encourage new believers. My life will never remain the same."
“This training helped me to understand more how to preach the word of God to unbelievers and to have an easier way to approach someone with the word of God.”