The Prize of Enterprise

01May

The Prize of Enterprise

He speaks excellent English, as well as his native Burmese and Chin. He has a PhD in Christian Ministry, and he teaches in several Bible schools. He also directs an orphanage that Heaven's Family's Orphan's Tear Ministry has supported since 2007. We've taught him about kinship and foster care's superiority over orphanage care, and he's embraced the concept, to the degree that some of the children who formerly lived at his Yangon orphanage are now back home. His orphanage's child population has decreased from 18 to 12 in recent years.

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01May

Separated Siblings

"I will not give up until I've found my sisters and my brother!" After months of fruitless searching, 13-year-old Isaias was determined not to quit. They were, originally, four siblings living under one roof, born to an alcoholic father among the indigenous people of Mexico's Sierra Madre: Isaias, the oldest, fraternal twin sisters Marisol and Matilde, and little brother Joel. When their mother died, their bedridden father parceled them out.

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01May

Saving Stewart

Stewart Ssegawa is an 11-year-old Ugandan boy who needs some love. Stewart's father is dead, and his mother, who must support him and his 3 siblings, can barely afford to feed them. She tries her best, earning a pauper's income selling tomatoes and onions. But having enough money to send her children to school—to give them a chance at escaping a cycle of generational poverty—has been far beyond her dreams.

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01May

Goodbye Mother, Hello Orphanage

"I'm sorry, but you must leave our home, our friends and our village. I can no longer afford to care for you." Those were the heartbreaking words that Ren Hawi dreaded to speak to her 5-year-old daughter, Biak Rem Sui. But the day came when she had to say them. With grief, Ren took Biak to an orphanage that was several hours from their home in a remote village of Myanmar. Then mother and little daughter tearfully said goodbye.

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01May

Mang vs. Yang [Todd’s 2nd and Final Unreached People Groups Fund Blog]

Insults were normally the first thing Sister Yang heard as she walked each day past the house of Luo Mang, her neighbor. Luo Mang often peppered her loud insults with curses as well. Luo Mang is not just any ordinary neighbor. She is the wife of the assistant elder, a powerful position in the Chinese rural government system, who helps oversee 10 villages in all. He must be committed to the Communist Party to attain and hold this position.

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01May

Tithing to the Local Church?

God knows I love pastors. I was a pastor, off and on, for about twenty years. I've spoken to thousands of pastors around the world and expended myself on their behalf. I know something about the challenges they face. But sometimes they say things that I'm certain they will one day regret.

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