A Note from David...

I'm so glad that God is in the business of redemption. He takes sad stories and gives them happy endings...which is the reason for the name of our magazine. Every month, we try to give you a small sampling of lives that have been redeemed through Jesus, and specifically lives He's touched through the ministry of Heaven's Family.

Our redemption came at a price. Redemption always costs someone something. Jesus "bought us back" by the payment of His sufferings and death. Similarly, the redemptive stories we share each month always cost something. By your sacrificial gifts, you not only join Jesus in His redemptive work, but you also join Him in His sufferings to some degree. One day you'll share in His reward and glory.

Read and rejoice! You are making hundreds of redemptive stories possible each month! — David

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This Month's Articles

Almost a Slave
The Human Trafficking/Slavery Fund at Work in the Philippines

Like the rest of the smiling children who sang praise songs with us that afternoon, Liza also tried to smile. But her labored attempts didn't fool us. Liza couldn't hide the tortured look in her eyes, nor the conflict of emotion that showed on her face. Something was deeply troubling her. Continue Reading...

Home Where She Belongs
Orphan's Tear at Work in Myanmar

My head, and that of my husband, Jody, might have ended up suspended on a giant tree in Myanmar—if, that is, we had visited Ngai Zam Village a couple hundred years ago. Back then, villagers hung the heads of their enemies on a giant, now-800-year-old tree as an unmistakeable "don't mess with us" warning. Thankfully, in 1937, a brave missionary reached Ngai Zam with the gospel (and kept his head intact), and we were coming as friends to visit a girl named Cung Thian Kim, a former "orphan" now reunited with her family. Continue Reading...

Bible Bytes
The Bibles for Believers Fund at Work in North Korea

I was able to forgive those who had driven my family to death. God cleansed me of my past sins and healed me of the horrible pain of my wounds.

Those are the translated words of two North Korean believers whose lives have been transformed by the Word of God. They are some of the blessed few who have access to the Bible within the borders of their oppressive nation. Small, secret congregations meet wherever they can to escape the ever-watchful eye of the authorities and their civilian spies. Continue Reading...

How to Become a Dentist in Six Days
The National Missionary Fund and Critical Medical Needs Fund at Work in Myanmar

They came by the hundreds. Some traveled for days on foot, others rode more than 200 miles on motorbikes over rutted, unpaved roads. All came with one hope—to find relief from tooth pain.

The story started over a year before, when Heaven's Family staff member Jeff Trotter told one of our trusted partners in Myanmar of a ministry that could equip national missionaries with basic dental skills. Continue Reading...

This Month's Teaching

Salvation B.C. and A.D. Part 2
by David Servant

Last month, in Part 1, I did my best to prove that since Adam, God has offered salvation to everyone and that He has granted salvation to anyone who repented and believed in Him. Those who do repent and believe in Him are characterized by obedience to the law that He has written in their consciences.

Moreover, salvation has always been offered on the basis of Jesus' substitutionary sacrifice, before and after He died. He died for the sins of the world, not just for the sins of the people who lived after He died. Continue Reading...

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Parting Shot: The Lucky Hotel

The only reason I could think that this hotel in Myanmar might have been named the "Lucky Hotel" is because people were lucky if they didn't have to spend the night there! — David