Since 1976, the Williamsburg Christadelphian Foundation (WCF) has provided resources beyond the scope typically addressed by individual Christadelphian congregations. The Williamsburg name comes from the fact that the idea for a Foundation originated in that Virginia city (chartered in the state of Virginia in 1976). It is Christadelphian, as the articles of incorporation state the Foundation would exist ” . . . for the benefit of the Christadelphian community”. WCF also promotes projects designed to help the worldwide Christadelphian community to preach the gospel of the Kingdom of God and prepare for Christ’s return.
The Christadelphian community has seen the merits of minimum organization in matters such as autonomous ecclesias and absence of paid ministers. But historically, we also have come to recognize that much good and invaluable fruit has come from organized efforts that are recognized as being too costly and ambitious for an individual or ecclesia to handle or when ongoing programs need to pass seamlessly from one generation to the next. In these situations, there is a need for a committee type of structure.
WCF is a resource for preaching tools, charity, emergency funding and innovative endeavours to benefit the brethren in the North American Christadelphian community, always standing ready to help in a “rise up and build” effort. It provides a.o.: missionary organizations, rest homes, a Care Network, Bible Schools, youth camps, youth programs (like Operation Onesimus and Truth Corps), Sunday School Associations, periodicals and book publishers.
The White Fields program enables volunteers to work in the mission field by assisting with travel and living expenses. Projects usually last for six months to three years and where possible, participants work in conjunction with the local Bible Mission organization and local Christadelphians. These time boundaries are not absolutely set in stone, but they’re a marker by which those interested might want to gauge their proposal.
Ideally, the start time of somebodies project is at least 2 months prior to their submission of an application form. In return, the WCF Directors ensure to reply to their submission within a 30 day period (as much as any of us can give assurance of anything), and hopefully well within that time.
Asking a member of my church where I should go to help, then quitting my dream job and boarding a plane to a country I’ve never been to was the best decision of my life.”
He let us know:
Many thanks to the WCF and the White Fields program for their support in this endeavour to share the Good News.
It’s been amazing to experience how God and His Son are working on the other side of the planet from where I’m from. And I’m more fulfilled than I’ve ever been. The willingness and receptiveness in Cambodia to learning what the Bible actually says was inspiring to say the least. I taught an average of 10 classes a day to an average of 60 interested students.
I really enjoyed reading with Resmey (suffering from PTSD from his days in the Vietnam War and other trying life experiences) who at first said he wasn’t really interested in the Bible – just English. While reading and studying the evidence of Jesus’ resurrection, the intrigue and excitement that came over Resmey was palpable.
In a country where 95% of the population practices Buddhism – believing that Buddha‘s teachings can help them find peace – many students were interested in learning about God’s plan for the earth through His Son Jesus that I believe is the only way to true, lasting peace. It was such a blessing to experience the culture of a beautiful country and people too. Although very much a third world country, God’s bountiful hand is every present. I look forward to returning soon. In the meantime please pray for workers to be sent to where the harvest is truly ripe.
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