First Love International

Compassionately Surrounding the Most Vulnerable

We’re on a mission to see the unseen, give voice to the voiceless, and embrace the outcast – those that are the most vulnerable people around the world.

A Global Mission

First Love International exists to compassionately surround the most vulnerable people (our MVPs) with wholistic, Jesus-saturated love. We long to see our MVPs thrive.

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Hope for the Vulnerable

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Who We're Called to Love

We serve some of the most exploited people in the world. There are no quick fixes. No easy formulas. But with you, we can carefully come alongside them, so they can experience true healing.

We serve some of the most exploited people in the world.

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Where’s The Love?

While we are narrowly focused on loving our MVPs (most vulnerable people), we are intentionally not prescriptive as to where or "who." Our singular desire is to see the most vulnerable become disciples of Jesus all over the world.

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Philippines

There are people with limited access to the Gospel due to poverty, trafficking, disability, and / or ethnicity, and we're on a mission to change that.

Through partnerships with Faith Academy, Project Pag-Asa, Masa Ati School, Asian Theological School, Banaba House, Ina-Inakay Ministries, Bethel International School, Waray Bible Translation, Tacloban Community Church, and The Butterfly Project. First Love also operates a K-8 school in Boracay.

Philippines

There are people with limited access to the Gospel due to poverty, trafficking, disability, and / or ethnicity, and we're on a mission to change that.

Through partnerships with Faith Academy, Project Pag-Asa, Masa Ati School, Asian Theological School, Banaba House, Ina-Inakay Ministries, Bethel International School, Waray Bible Translation, Tacloban Community Church, and The Butterfly Project. First Love also operates a K-8 school in Boracay.

Ukraine

Where's the Love: Near the front lines of the war with Russia and throughout the country that has been ravished by war. First Love has local partnerships with Father's House, Safe Haven Transition Home, and Next Generation School, surrounding children, the elderly, widows and communities with Jesus-satured love. They provide local outreach/relief work, foster homes, front line support for soldiers and help meet basic needs in their communities.

Kenya

First Love operates children's homes for orphaned and at-risk children/youth, providing a safe, loving environment, meals, education, and job skill training.

South Asia

First Love partners with a children's home and seminary, providing basic needs and loving care to very vulnerable children and equipping college students in their pursuit of ministry as the next generation of leaders in a culture that is not embracing of Christianity.

Honduras

First Love partners with church planters of a church in an impoverished community outside of Tegucigalpa. They run a feeding program and grow coffee to help financially support the ministry.

The Himalayas

First Love has 6 children's homes for children who are either in the process of being trafficked, in danger of becoming trafficked, or are children of prostitutes. We also have 3 college hostels, ministries to widows and seniors, kids’ clubs, and provide relief work, church planting, evangelism, and discipleship. There are many children in the areas we serve that have disabilities. They are treated as outcasts and need a loving, supportive environment, so we are in the exploring stages of adding this type of ministry.

Taiwan

First Love partners with a local pregnancy support center to lovingly surround women who have unexpected pregnancies with support, information, or recovery after an abortion. They also provide a safe place to stay and heal after their child's adoption or to help transition new single mothers during their first year of parenting.

United States

First Love's U.S. work includes a traveling international theology teacher and Christian publishing in the Philippines through our partner ministries, as well as our U.S. base of operations and the First Love Market, where artisan handcrafted items are available to purchase to provide economic empowerment to the most vulnerable.

South Korea

First Love partners with church planters in Seoul. The ministry focus is to reach the next generation of South Koreans.

Colombia

First Love partners with church planters and evangelists in Santa Marta and in Bogota. Their goal is to share the Gospel with those in low-income neighborhoods where there are great physical and spiritual needs and not much Christian presence.  Also, in Santa Marta, the focus is to equip children and teens for evangelism.

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The Philippines

Ukraine

Kenya

South Asia

Honduras

The Himalayas

Taiwan

United States

Colombia

South Korea

Insights & Stories

We love sharing stories of impact and insights from our frontline team members and global partners. Stay up to date on God's global Kingdom work and how you can join in prayer.

Strength Amidst Challenges

E*’s life has been tough from the start; losing her mom when she was born and her dad starting a new family meant her grandma became her primary caregiver, but E* doesn’t let tough times bring her down…

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A (Solar) Dream Come True

First Love team members, Tim and Cleo, operate a ministry to children of inmates in the Philippines. Due to the massive drought, many areas supplied by hand pumps had lost their water supply with the receding water table. They would also endure lengthy power outages sometimes three times a week…

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