Paving the Way to a Brighter Future
Forming Lives Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, as of August 2016, focusing its efforts on creating and implementing projects aimed at improving the community of Santa Cecilia, Colombia. Our first project is building a recreation center and a school for the community of Santa Cecilia, Colombia, "The Coliseum." There are no parks in Santa Cecilia, and the children have to travel to the city of Bogota to attend school, therefore, the Coliseum is essential and will have a great impact. The Coliseum will promote social formation by creating and implementing projects aimed at improving the quality of life for children, adolescents, teenagers and adults.
To see Christ impact lives and communities from Santa Cecilia, Colombia and beyond with spiritual and developmental change.
To facilitate educational programs by building, mentoring, and training.
We affirm God's purpose through honesty, love, respect, and teamwork.
Honesty: we express beliefs, ideas, and opinions in a truthful, sincere and frank manner.
Love: we show a genuine concern for the good of others, with unselfish acts of kindness, such as, compassion, caring, thoughtfulness, service, humanitarian and noble actions.
Respect: we will appreciate the diversity of our team and recognize each of us can bring a unique prospective.
Teamwork: we align ourselves to the mission of the organization and promote a spirit of cooperation. We share resources ad help each other solve problems. We trust and depend on one another and God as our ultimate source and friend.
Angie Hanlon-Toth, President
Born in Puerto Rico and raised in the Bronx, Angie moved to Rockland County in September 1999. She went on a mission trip to Bogota, Colombia with a team from Risen King Alliance Church (RKAC) in May 2013, a trip that she was not going to shortly forget. Her heart was captured by the dream to build a community that would provide spiritual, emotional and physical transformation to the people living in Santa Cecilia. As a response to the call of God for missionary service and a commitment to transform lives, she travels to Colombia yearly with her husband Frank Toth to partner with the Lord in His work.
Jamel Patterson, Director
Dr. Patterson has held leadership roles in outreach ministries, as she follows her passion to work with the indigent. She has been involved with missions in Africa, South America, the Caribbean and health fairs in the United States. Dr. Patterson also gives talks to high school students, encouraging careers in healthcare. The call to serve the poor and needy is a mandate from the Lord, and it has become the cry of Dr. Patterson’s heart. Her spiritual growth comes from her involvement in her church and the ministries at home and abroad.
Laura Angélica Rodríguez Lancheros, Secretary
Laura grew up in Bogota, Colombia with her family where she attended Fundacion Universitaria Monserrate to study Social Work. She is a key member of the Formavida ministry in Colombia where she supports the children and God's plan for their future. Currently, she is attending Alliance Theological Seminary in Rockland County to obtain her Masters in Intercultural Studies.
The land becomes a recreation center
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mission trip:When you step into a foreign mission field, like Colombia, you will sense God's amazing compassion for another culture and you will begin to know his love for the nations. You will encounter His manifest presence as His love touches your heart and that love extends to your neighbor. You become the hands and feet of Jesus to people in desperate need.
join us on our next short term mission trip in March 2021
ONE HEART ONE MISSION
For many lives it is a constant struggle, even today. And our aim is to give their struggle HOPE.
The people of Santa Cecilia, Colombia have been blessed with the natural beauty of the view over the Mountains as their home for many generations.
Unfortunately, many families in Colombia have lost hope for a successful future. They only see the results of poverty, broken families, and loss of jobs. Hope is generated by building the coliseum and sharing God's word and our love with our family in Christ.
On the 2020 Mission Trip the Bakery room and Sewing room where tiled. During the Sunday service and evening services (Mon-Thur) the word was shared on Emotional Healing.
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