Free Indeed Central Oregon (FICO) is officially up and running! We held our first meeting and had a great time.
I would like to thank those who came for their time and their heart to learn this “new” message and leave with a whole new perspective.
As you know, FICO is dedicated to teaching all people the truth of the Love of God for each of us right where we are in life. Although this message seems to be spoken, oft times, you only have to look at the media and see the battle between social opinion and the church. This leaves the people lost or torn.
We were able to share openly about what it means to let God meet you where you are. What does that look and feel like? We agreed and know God is with us when we say, “come as you are! Don’t change or try to get better!” Just make one move toward him (a prayer or cry for help) and He will show up with all of heaven and his Angels to protect you.
Remember, all sin has been dealt with at the cross. There is no more recollection of sin against you once you believe and accept what Jesus has done for us. All sin and shame has been forgiven and judged and your Heavenly Father promised, “I will remember your sin no more.” That being true, there is no need for you who struggle, to be fearful of FICO. We are no different than you. Our “wishes” finally made it to reality (We are The Apple of His Eye) and we want to show you how we did it! And send you on your life’s journey with this freedom.
We spent most of our time discussing our FICO statement of who we are and pursing the truth. Not everyone present was in or has ever had a struggle with same sex attraction (SSA). The message was just as eye opening for them as they only knew the battle words of the media vs. the church. Now they are able to reach out to anyone and let them know there is no condemnation in Christ or in them.
We laughed, we cried, we prayed, we shared we were blessed!
Just a quick interjection, Brandon here:
Being someone who has never experienced the lifestyle and who has never experienced the actual struggle of SSA, I grew up with the perspective that was accepted and ever changing in both society and the church. Knowing John has opened my eyes to the truth about the character of Jesus and the Grace of our amazing God. My heart is changed for the better. I look forward to the Lord using me to love those who have never been loved so deeply as me!
This is the heart of Free Indeed C.O. and ever shall be
In closing, I invite you to reach out to us in safety and protection. Knowing In our hearts we are for you not against your lifestyle.
John, Brandon, and the FI Team.
John, who lived in the lifestyle for 30 years and returned to Christ full force, and Brandon, a 21 year old straight man also in love with the Lord Jesus. A team of two brought together by God to act as one. One gay one straight both in loving relationship with Christ.