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Another year has come and gone, and we are now starting the beginning of an amazing 2022!

First Love has had some great celebration moments in 2021, like the completion of our new Worship/Study Center at our girls home in India, two successful missions trips to Peru, and steps to continuing the mission in Nebraska through Fresh Fire Ministries. We are so excited about what has been done, even during two years of a pandemic that we want to spend some time to reflect and celebrate the goodness of God!

In March of 2020 our world was thrown into a tailspin of prayer and spiritual warfare, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Our girls home in India was affected in many ways just like the rest of the world. The girls were no longer able to attend their private schooling, church services, or to leave our property. As virtual learning was implemented it became very apparent that we were not equipped to provide an atmosphere where the girls could do their studies in a quite place.

We also learned that they had no place to do their church services since they could not attend church. We quickly make plans to build a Worship/Study Center on our property at the girls home. We were able to complete the beautiful building from donations and resources that God provided. Currently they are still unable to attend in-person classes or church service.

In 2021 we were unable to take mission teams with us to Peru but Julie and I were able to go and do ministry in Peru a few times. We were able to be with the Esmirna Isglesia in Tarapoto for their Thanksgiving celebration, which by the way they don’t serve turkey and dressing… lol! We visited many jungle churches and cities, (Yurimaguas, Sapasoa, Moyobamba) and did ministry. We visited Yurimaguas in order to plan for this coming missions trip in February of 2022. We will float down river a few hours from Yurimaguas to an indigenous tribe to minister and spend time sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

The old school outside of Valentine, Nebraska has been a questionable ministry investment for me. My predecessor had a very defined vision for that school that I never could catch. However Fresh Fire Ministries in Valentine was there at the very beginning of that vision and they caught it! Praise God! They will continue this vision and First Love will partner with them as they carry this vision.

Thank you for your prayers, partnership and financial support. On-line donations are an easy way that you can help support First Love take the Gospel to the world. Contributions can be made as a one-time donation or set up on a monthly contribution. Visit our website at and select GIVE. Thank you for partnering with us!

Dear Friends and Ministry Partners,

What an incredible month of ministry in February. FLM had a team of 13 people who traveled to Peru on February 1st and returned on the 13th. Every year we celebrate the anniversary of Esmirna Iglesia in Tarapoto. This was their 30th anniversary, which is also the same as FLM! We have partnered with them for over 17 years. We had a big Jesus parade down the streets for approx. 3 miles with over 500 people! Jesus was celebrated and glorified!

We followed things up with a big crusade at the coliseum in Tarapoto. God moved in an incredible way during the final prayer that was given. The Spirit of God was so strong that I could hardly stand when coming off the platform after speaking the word and giving the prophetic prayer. There were many who were overcome with tears and celebration. What a powerful moment! FLM did ministry in Moyobamba and Saposoa to city leaders, college universities, police departments, fire departments and the local churches. There was so much that took place that I can only share a few stories.

We ended our ministry trip in Tarapoto on Sunday night. I spoke a message about being called to a second mile relationship with God. At the end of the message an altar call was given, and hundreds of people filled the altars as the Spirit of God moved upon them. After we prayed for many of them, another call was given. This time I felt the Lord calling for missionaries. Over 50 people answered the call to do the work of a missionary. What an amazing trip! God is glorified!!!

FLM has several projects that need funded and would be perfect for a church or an individual to further God’s Kingdom. If you would like to fund one of these projects, please reach out to me at the email below and I will send you the details. We have projects from as little as $2,500 to as much as $25,000. We will soon be posting these projects on our website to help everyone stay connected with what we are doing and our needs.

One current project needing funded is $2,500. It’s for the security fence around our Hope Home in India. If you would like to get involved with this project to help keep our girls secure and safe please let me know and I can give you more information.

On-line donations are an easy way that you can help support First Love take the Gospel to the world. Contributions can be made as a one-time donation or set up on a monthly contribution. Visit our website at and select GIVE. Thank you for partnering with us!


Beloved Builder,

David Austin

Dear Friends and Ministry Partners,

We first want to say a big THANK YOU! Thank you for making 2019 ministry for FLM so incredible by your support. You truly are helping reach the world and investing in the lives of many and we pray many blessings for your faithfulness in furthering God’s Kingdom.

Sharon, Pepe, Reinaldo

The Peru missions team leave in just 4 short days! We are scheduled for February 1st – 14th. We will do ministry in Tarapoto, Moyobamba, Saposoa, Cusco as well as other villages. There is so much excitement for the big crusade in Tarapoto on Saturday February 8th. It will be in the coliseum and we will spend a few days canvassing to prepare for the event. These ministry opportunities will all go to support the local Esmirna churches in each area. Please be in prayer for God to give favor and prepare the hearts of those that receive ministry. We believe that there will be a tremendous harvest for the glory of God, and that many miracles will take place to soften the hearts of the people and that His glory will fall!

Pastor Dann and Merdi, from the Philippines, are so faithful to send reports and letters from the children we support. This is just one of our girls that we help support monthly. They are always so grateful and send prayers for all who support us. They are doing well, however some have relocated and are no longer receiving the support. We have added a few children that needed the support since two of them left. If you are supporting some of our children and haven’t received any communication from them in a while, please send an email to us so that we can get some communication for you and also to update our records.

We had some exciting things happen in India recently! Anil and Asha’s daughter, Ashnil, got married! She has worked and supported our girls homes faithfully for some time now and we pray God’s blessings upon her and her new husband as they seek to please God.

On-line donations are an easy way that you can help support First Love take the Gospel to the world. Click on GIVE link above!. Thank you for partnering with us!


Beloved Builder,

David Austin

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