2016 Annual Report

2016 was a year of growth and vitality for the ministry of Forward Edge—due in large part to friends like you. Beyond all the stats and tangible accomplishments, though, was something far greater: the ongoing conviction that everyone involved with Forward Edge—from the thousands of children and disaster victims who benefit from our programs, to the hundreds of donors and volunteers who made these programs possible—was created by God to make a difference in this world… to live his or her mission (Eph. 2:10).


President Note – Oct. 2016

As an investor in the mission of Forward Edge, you likely understand the difference between First World and Third World problems. By that, I mean you understand that much of what we in the developed world consider “hardships” are nothing compared to what millions of people face every day in developing countries. Yet even though I’ve spent decades traveling to some of the world’s poorest countries, it took a recent trip to Cuba to remind me of this reality.


Books By Our President

Message in a Body Born into a prominent political family in New York, Joseph Anfuso grew up in a world of privilege, prestige and high expectations. Disillusioned with the values and pressures of that world, he would set out on a journey of personal discovery that would take him from the streets of London and […]

7 keys to effective short term mission trips

Seven Keys to Effective Short-term Missions Work

1 — Support programs that are directed, designed, and implemented by nationals.While there are worthy programs overseas directed by missionaries, it is best to support programs directed by nationals. Nationals know their own culture, and how to effectively function and minister within it. Indigenous church and government leaders, as well as program beneficiaries, also view programs…