Ironman World Championships

04 Dec 2018
Ironman World Championships

Kathleen McCartney

Our family helps with the Ironman World Championships most years, as do thousands of others in our community. This year Regan thought it would be neat to run a mile with an Ironman athlete Read more

The Pregnancy Center Kona

03 Dec 2018
The Pregnancy Center Kona

Pregnancy Center Kona

One of our joys is helping serve the Pregnancy Center of Kona, with Bryan on its Board of Directors and Tara volunteering as a sonographer. We are opening a second center in Hilo, Read more

Family DTS

02 Dec 2018
Family DTS

Family DTS

I’m writing this while listening to Joe Portale share about pioneering YWAM ministries in West Africa. Joe and Judi, his wife, joined YWAM in 1969 and pioneered in the Sahara Desert in 1975. His book, “Taking On Giants,” is a great encouragement in perseverance and faith. Read more

Time to reflect and look forward

01 Dec 2018
Time to reflect and look forward

Time to Reflect

It is a time to reflect and look forward. God is so faithful. He has consistently pursued us ever since Adam and Eve hid and when we each hide today. It is amazing to ealize that we started our pursuit of missions and ministry 12 years ago and God continues to pour out His character into our lives. We are so grateful that his love never fails. Read more

Family DTS Staff

06 Oct 2018
Family DTS Staff

Family DTS Staff

This week Dr. Stephen Sim and his wife took us to breakfast to share their heart for our time of teaching in Korea. They shared how many Korean churches use shame and eligious duties to control Korean believers and that many of the younger generation are leaving the church. They also shared that it is so important for someone to have professional credentials and education to be respected.

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Keaton

05 Oct 2018
Keaton

Keaton

the one who is always willing to jump in and play a game with anyone… He truly loves well and is such a loyal friend, an excellent listener, and a compassionate servant. Read more

LIVING LOVE

04 Oct 2018
LIVING LOVE

LIVING LOVE - CHANGING THE WORLD

It’s always a joy seeing the continued journeys of our families after Family DTS (an update written by one of our recent graduates..)

The sun comes up; it’s a new day dawning! His mercies are new every morning. It’s been a rough week. In fact it seems like everything is off the rails of late. Transition time is harder than expected. I’m uncomfortable being comfortable. All the old things just aren’t important anymore. We’re missing the community of believers, the daily immersion in a life of serving and the energized spirit that results. Read more

Tanner

03 Oct 2018
Tanner

TANNER SHARING GOD’S LOVE

The older man was yelling loudly at everyone walking by about the darkness of their sin and how God sees what they do on their computers and such. Tanner said that much of what he was saying was true, but his method failed to engage the students and did little to demonstrate God’s kindness or love. Read more

FAMILIES MATTER IN MISSIONS

02 Oct 2018
FAMILIES MATTER IN MISSIONS

FAMILIES MATTER IN MISSIONS

The September Family DTS is coming along so well. A total of 9 staff families are leading out the 16 families who will be landing in Kona this Thursday. We’ve enjoyed training them and preparing them for what lies ahead. Below is a picture of the classroom.

We are excited to welcome 750 students on September 27th, who will train to go to the Nations in December. The new Family DTS has 16 families.

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Where is Bryan?

01 Oct 2018
Where is Bryan?

Traveling & Teaching

I (Bryan) arrive at XNA on October 12, after flying through San Francisco, Austin, and Houston! I will be teaching in Family DTS up until 2 hours before I fly. I will have my 30-year reunion Friday and Saturday and then will drive to Sherwood, AR to preach October 14. Read more

Families Matter in Missions

15 Sep 2018
Families Matter in Missions

ISAIAH 26:3

You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!

FAMILIES MATTER IN MISSIONS

One of the individuals who joined our outreaches in the Philippines was a single young man from Korea & Chicago who also is a teacher. After spending two months on outreach with the Family DTS he wrote the following: Read more

Welcome to FJ Ministries

28 Jul 2012
Welcome to FJ Ministries

FJ Ministries was born out of a vision God laid on the hearts of Bryan and Tara Riley. Our Mission of F.A.I.T.H. is “Families reaching families as Avenues to the Nations, Igniting passion for God and compassion for people, Teaching and training God’s Word and character with Hearts and hands revealed.” We long to live by faith in all that we do. Colossians 2:6. We hope God will enable us to reach families and show them that they too can participate in the Great Commission. May our heart’s passion be for God and for serving others and in so doing encourage others to the same passion. Read more