FMF seeks to identify and assist African Americans and new African immigrants, and other racial/ethnic minorities with becoming well-adjusted and fully contributing members of the United States workforce through financial literacy, community outreach, and entrepreneurship.
The mission of the Fourth Man Foundation (FMF) is to empower and to develop immigrant and socioeconomically disadvantaged communities through education, entrepreneurship, and sustainable programming. FMF seeks to identify and assist African Americans and new African immigrants, and other racial/ethnic minorities with becoming well-adjusted and fully contributing members of the United States workforce through financial literacy, community outreach, and entrepreneurship. FMF was established in January of 2001 as an international faith-based organization, primarily focused on creating awareness and providing ongoing mentoring in the areas of education, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy.
The Fourth Man Foundation (FMF) was the vision of founder/CEO, Ebere Okoye. Since our inception 17 years ago in 2001, FMF has always made it a priority to fulfil a higher calling to God’s divine purpose on earth. The Fourth Man in the FMF Foundation is Our Lord Jesus Christ. FMF was founded based on the Biblical story of Daniel 3:23 (The Fiery Furnace). In the story of Daniel 3:23, it is based on the characters of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. Nebuchadnezzar was the king at the time, and he made it so that everyone in the province of Babylon must bow down and worship an image made of gold as their god. But the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego refused to bow down to a false god worshipped by the King. Instead the three Jewish men were instead thrown into the furnace. Miraculously, the three Jewish men of God did not only survive the furnace, but were seen worshipping their God in the midst of the flame, with a Fourth man! This astonished the King so much so that he made a new law in the land that the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego is the One True God. The Fourth Man in this story is Jesus Christ, who stood beside the three men whilst the fires burned all around them. The Fourth Man (Jesus Christ) is our Foundation behind the Fourth Man Foundation. FMF believes that it is only with Jesus Christ that our foundation is laid. And on this foundation, we will carry out the calling of the Almighty God in Jesus Christ to minister to those in times of need. FMF is one vital source of spiritual anchor for those in need. We empower communities around the world through global outreach, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy to provide a source of hope to immigrant and socioeconomically disadvantaged individuals and families. Helping people is our God ordained duty, and helping those who cannot help themselves.
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