The Rumors are True

27Feb

The Rumors are True

We must remove your womb soon or you will die. Those words marked the beginning of Sumana's slide into despair. The doctors admitted there was little they could do to stop the advanced cancer that was growing inside her, not even with the radical surgery they were recommending.

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26Feb

Jumping Good News [David’s 3rd Photo Blog from Myanmar]

Through the monthly gifts of sponsors in Texas, Florida, New Jersey and California, Heaven's Family has been supporting the church-planting ministry of Stephen Paing Bu since 2010. We've also provided him with a motorcycle that has enabled him to extend his reach to more unreached villages.

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25Feb

Tattooed Ladies [David’s 2nd Photo Blog from Myanmar]

Our first stop here in southern Chin State is the town of Kamplet, and waiting for us upon our arrival were two indigenous missionaries whom Heaven's Family has supported for a number of years. One of them is Stephen Paing Bu, who was born in a remote village in this region. He is working in a total of 30 villages, most of which are (or were) predominantly Buddhist or animist. Stephen is truly reaching the unreached.

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23Feb

I’m Back in Burma [David’s 1st Blog from Myanmar]

Although I was here just in December, demand for more help from Heaven's Family among the remote villages of Myanmar's Chin State has called me back again. This time we're targeting Christian villages in southern Chin State, which is even less developed than its northern counterpart, and we know that we're in for a challenging trip.

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23Feb

Abandoned by Country, Remembered by Christians

Eli walked home, head and shoulders drooped in despair. The North Korean government, headed by a man-deity whom Eli was lead to believe would always provide, had abandoned him in his time of greatest need. Looking at his military uniform, worn from years of faithful service, Eli wondered if it really had been all for nothing.

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19Feb

African Disaster

These children were orphaned by flooding in Malawi, but a precious saint cares for them in what remains of this house. Africa is plagued with problems, but damaging storms is not usually one of them. So I was surprised when my friend and Heaven's Family coworker Dick Samuels told me that a cyclone struck Malawi this month, causing widespread flooding and damage to homes and crops. Almost 200 are confirmed dead, thousands are still missing, and hundreds of thousands have been displaced.

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16Feb

An Unexpected Disaster [Jeff’s 3rd and Final Blog from Cambodia/Philippines]

Where's my mommy? This cry, whether spoken through the tears of a small child, or unmistakably etched on his or her face, is all too common in the chaotic wake of a natural disaster. Families are separated or displaced—sometimes permanently—and such perilous circumstances are, for opportunistic human traffickers, like fishing in a stocked pond.

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11Feb

My Mom Was a Witchdoctor

Pastor Paul Fang has baptized many believers in China, but none more important than the one he recently performed. This new believer in Jesus was once an animist who worshiped spirits in trees, rocks and other objects, and practiced witchcraft and strange superstitions. She lived in deep darkness, regularly cursing her enemies, but lived under the continual curse of tormenting spirits. She spent all her life in poverty, and was even forced in her youth to build roads under Mao's regime.

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09Feb

Christmas Choir Sings in Syria

The civil war in Syria has caused millions to suffer, but given God's people an unprecedented opportunity to serve our spiritually needy family—as well as demonstrate His love to Muslims, many who are now open as never before.

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