Passion Partners: defined

di-‘fīn
v. 1. to determine or identify the essential qualities; 2. to discover and set forth the meaning; 3. to fix or mark the limits of: demarcate; 4. to make distinct, clear, or detailed ; 5. to explain or identify the nature or essential qualities of

pӑsh-‘ən
n. 1. a strong liking or desire for or devotion to some activity, object, or concept; 2. intense drive; 3. boundless enthusiasm; 4. the sufferings of Jesus

pärt-‘nər
n. 1.a person who shares or is associated with another in some action or endeavor; sharer; associate; 2. one that is united with others in an activity or a sphere of common interest

For almost 2 years Passion Partners has been laying the foundation of more than just the buildings we’ve been constructing around the world…

February 2011: ground was broken on the Ohuru Medical Clinic in Kenya; August 1, 2012, the doors opened and, already, more than 1000 people have been served. It exists as a reminder that God goes to the ends of the earth to manifest His love and involves us to do so.

January 2012: ground was broken on the Wakiso Girls Restoration Home in Uganda; October 2012 it will cover the heads of 42 abandoned, abused and/or orphaned girls, shelter their hearts, and shepherd them in a “hope and a future.” It exists as a reminder that restoration is a promised part of God’s eternal plan.

And though these projects are the Fruit of our recent labor and evidence of the recurrent faith of our partners whose visions long precede our association, “identifying the essential qualities” of Passion Partners, has been as crucial as laying the physical foundation for the Clinic and the Restoration Home.

Since January 2010, a series of events have unfolded that defines Passion Partners and continues to guide every decision we make . . .

At it’s simplest, Passion Partners is the global missions organization of Her Passion ministries. To a more multifaceted extent, it is social entrepreneurship guided by principles of Kingdom investment whose metrics are ultimately eternal. Yet, excellence in organizational management is esteemed with the intent of establishing and maintaining a solid foundation in principles, process and policy.

Our mission is to mobilize people to be the hands and feet of Jesus with the sole purpose of reconciling the Great Commandment and the Great Commission.

Our vision is to provide leadership and funding to existing as well as emerging ministries around the world with the express goal of walking alongside our partners in a collaborative effort allowing them to be more productive in their purposes and in fulfilling their passion.

Passion Partners is committed to the communities where projects are strategically designed to contribute to the advancement of its people through immediate “relief” and long-term “development.” Sometimes, practical, yet common everyday needs have to be addressed in order to take the good news of the Gospel. That is what we, at Passion Partners, are doing . . . meeting practical humanitarian needs in order to bring the greatest humanitarian need: the Hope of the Gospel.

At the core of Passion Partners are our values . . .

1. Sacrifice
I will not offer to the Lord that which costs me nothing. (2 Samuel 24:24)

2. Purpose
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to give you a hope and a future. (Jeremiah 29:11)

3. Responsibility
Look after orphans and widows in distress . . . (James 1:27)

4. Generosity
Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord . . .(Proverbs 19:17) Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth . . . (Matthew 6:19)

5. Accountability
So then, each of us will give an account of ourselves to God…(Romans 14:12)

6. Collaboration
There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Sprit. There are different types of service, but the same Lord . . . Now the body is not made up of one but of many. (1 Corinthians 12:5-6, 14)

7. Unity
I appeal to you . . . that there may be no divisions among you and that you may be perfectly united in mind and thought. (1 Corinthians 1:10)

This is “the nature” and “essential qualities of” Passion Partners. We have learned much about what defines us and what does not…and we would be remiss not to acknowledge that we have much more to learn. Our desire is that our organization will grow only as proportionately as our commitment to maintain our values, our mission, our vision, and our mission; so that only while preserving our identity in the foundation which we were formed, we were able to advance…and all for the glory of God.

Hundreds of Siaya community members sought treatment at Ohuru Clinic on its first day of operations – August 1, 2012

Construction is nearing completion on the Restoration Home in Wakiso, Uganda. Move-in date for the girls is set for November 2012.

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