Freddy Moran reaches his local community of Monmouth, Oregon as a workplace chaplain. "I want to empower and encourage people to do things in their communities - because it starts with you and then it just keeps trickling around you."
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Freddy Morán serves in Monmouth, Oregon, a rural area with a population of approximately 9,500 people. Much of the area is farmland. Residents are mainly either lower-income families or students from the neighboring university. Substance abuse runs rampant in these communities, and there is not much of a religious presence among residents.
Work can be life consuming, and often people spend about seventy percent of their time at work. There are many experiencing turmoil in and discontentment with their jobs. Many feel overworked, lack holistic health in their homes, and struggle with their faith.
After seeing the need in his community, Freddy became a workplace chaplain, ministering to men in the workplace as they try to balance their jobs, family lives, and faith. He hopes to meet the needs among this community by creating relationships with those in his realm of influence.
Whether encouraging believers in their faith or meeting with non-believers and sharing the hope found in Christ, Freddy meets people where they are and lends mental, emotional, and spiritual support. This could involve eating together, praying for them, or simply listening to their heartaches and encouraging them with Scripture. These simple acts show people that they are cared for and worthy in God’s eyes.
Freddy has served as InFaith field staff since August 2017.
Freddy worked in the restaurant industry for eleven years, where the Lord taught him work ethic, diligence, and leadership skills as he worked his way up in management. He also experienced stress, frustration, and anxiety in the workplace while trying to maintain a good family life at home.
Through these experiences, Freddy felt God calling him to minister to other men in the workplace, providing spiritual, mental, and emotional support. Freddy began volunteering as a workplace chaplain in 2012. Along with InFaith, Freddy serves under TCAW (The Church At Work), which equips, trains, and certifies chaplains for workplace and emergency-relief ministry.
Freddy is married to Shelley, and they have three children. Freddy and Shelley both have a strong conviction to minister to their neighborhood in any way possible. They live in very close community with their church family, which is a house church that consists of many people from the very street they live on.