WE MAKE A LIVING BY WHAT WE MAKE BUT WE MAKE A LIFE BY WHAT WE
To present all families with the life changing Gospel message and to bridge the gap of race and culture in our communities.
The idea for Paper Planes Ministries began with David being told the simple yet life changing story of the Gospel at the age of 15. Since then he has had a passion to go to poverty stricken and violent communities to tell others about the story of Jesus Christ.
Now with his wife Emily, they are committed to doing just that. The idea for Paper Planes is not an institution, not a building, but a ministry whose goal is to transport kids and families by bus from the projects to a place where they can feel safe, loved, and at home: the local church.
We believe that God will use Paper Planes Ministries to revitalize their communities from being filled with drugs, violence, and poverty to being filled with the life, hope, and love that the story of Jesus Christ has to offer.
The Word of God – Without God’s word our mission and ministry would be pointless. We will always value and follow the word of God above all else.
“For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12 “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:16
Generosity – “We make a living by what we make, but we make a life by what we give.” - Winston Churchill
“Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.” – 2 Corinthians 9:6-8
Community – Paper Planes sees the racism in the St. Louis area. We take equality and love in high regard to all people no matter the skin color, disability, or culture.
“I appeal to you brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought.” 1 Corinthians 1:10
Perseverance – We never give up on our ministry. Too many times there have been teams of people that have abandoned some of our most desperate communities. Paper Planes Ministries will not give up on what God has called us to do.
“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9