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Statement of Faith

We believe in God, Creator of the world, and in Jesus Christ, the Redeemer of creation. We believe in the Holy Spirit; we believe in the leading of the Holy Spirit and we trust in the Holy Spirit to lead us in our ministry to the world.
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About Us

Living in Faith is a a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Tampa, Florida. Living in Faith also has permanent mission locations in:
  • Havana, Cuba
  • Santa Clara, Cuba
  • Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti
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Our History

Living in Faith was conceived in 1995 during a mission trip to Cuba. Our founder (Russ Montgomery) saw that even simple things could make a profound difference. Living in Faith has been a catalyst to change the lives of our neighbors by providing clean water, improved vision, basic nutrition, and life-saving medicine. In 1996 Russ met a missionary assigned to Cuba who needed to fill eyeglass prescriptions. That was the beginning of the eyeglass ministry. After spending more time in Cuba, Russ discovered a number of other ways he could help improve basic living conditions for his brothers and sisters in Christ, and ways he could assist their churches their local mission activities.

Living in Faith has conducted regular mission trips to Cuba since that time, and has also focused on building a local Cuban presence for the Living in Faith organization. Now there are a number of Cubans serving in evangelistic, humanitarian and logistical positions for Living in Faith. We are non-denominational and work with many church organizations.

The Cuban Government has taken note of the humanitarian outreach of Living in Faith. This has shown the compassion of Christ, coming from America to Cuba.

Over time, Russ shared many of his Cuban mission stories with Haitians living in Tampa. For several years we were asked to expand the ministry to Haiti. After an exploration trip to Haiti in 2000, the Board of Directors of Living in Faith voted to expand the ministry to Haiti.
John 13:34-35
A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

Our Organization

Living in Faith is a very lean organization. There is no receptionist, there is no donor relations professional, there is no marketing staff. Our efforts are focussed on doing God's work. Our newsletter is written by our field team. Volunteers help with administrative tasks. This website was created and is maintained by a volunteer. But there is no lack of accountability and control.

Meet our team. Get to know the faces behind Living in Faith. Learn more about how each person found their way here.