How We Work

photo_howNeighbors First is dedicated to helping people in need, by way of building projects and basic needs development projects. Because we are project oriented, we recognize that NFI may not have a presence in a particular area for an extended time. For this reason we intentionally partner with other missions organizations, groups or churches that have established a Christ-centered work of physical and spiritual help for the people we also hope to serve. In this way, we hope to build hope both now and into the future.

Under God's direction, NFI undertakes projects ranging from simple home repair to entirely new buildings or infrastructure work. Once a need has been recognized and a project approved, we carefully assess the building methods, available materials, and labor skills of a particular project's region. From this information, we professionally design and produce plans for a project which will be easy to construct, environmentally sensitive, and economical. Neighbors First is dedicated to building quality structures and development projects and therefore reserves the right to determine the parameters and construction detail of each project in order to maintain building integrity, quality, and longevity.

As God provides the resources and manpower, Neighbors First in turn provides funding assistance, project design, and construction labor to move from paper plans to reality. For international projects, local labor and construction expertise are employed in order to provide needed jobs, to establish a partnership with the village or community, and to foster a sense of ownership. Neighbors First does not build in order to place "our name" on a project. Neighbors First acts with sincere compassion to help those who are in need and have few or no options left, as we follow the example set by God's son, Jesus.

Neighbors First partners with other local, and international Christ-centered ministries to provide support for specific building construction and basic needs development projects.

Within these cooperative partnerships, Neighbors First provides design, funding assistance, and construction work for projects that help bring relief and hope to those in need, thus serving God and communicating God's message of hope and renewed life in His Son, Jesus.

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take."

Proverbs 3:5-6