Milk Mustache Outbreak

30Jun

Milk Mustache Outbreak

In Goma, DR Congo, once-destitute ladies and their children are being fed physically and spiritually, learning marketable skills through a food-for-learning program directed by brother-in-Christ Simeon Mahunga, our ministry partner in Goma. - See more at: //blog.heavensfamily.org/?p=2419&preview=true&preview_id=2419&preview_nonce=d4691f9693#sthash.ka7GrzDa.dpuf

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29Jun

Wings Needed

It's not easy to change the way we think, or how we respond to the conditioning we've received since childhood. The photo above, taken at the entrance of one of the thousands of beer gardens and karaoke halls that operate throughout Southeast Asia, may spur several thoughts—but many of them might be wrong.

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28Jun

Just Add Water

The students at St. Elizabeth Primary School in Bvirindi, Zimbabwe, were often thirsty and sick. That's because they drank rainwater that collected in a small reservoirs dug by hand. Not only was the water contaminated with bacteria and other pathogens, but it also dried up often.

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26Jun

Open for the Gospel 24/7

Barking dogs and the sound of a gate creaking open abruptly awakened Pastor Paul Fang one night at 11:30. Accustomed to persecution, the sounds quickly gripped his attention—late night visitors are usually police officers coming to harass and threaten him about preaching the gospel and serving the poor.

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25Jun

25 Minutes = An Eternal Difference

Some days encouraging news seems in short supply, doesn't it? Well I'd like to share a brief, very encouraging letter that I received from one of our sponsored schools in Kenya.

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24Jun

Lovely Feet

I get so excited meeting people who have been helped by the Critical Medical Needs Fund! And on my recent trip to Kenya, I was blessed to meet my friend Alice Nakhumicha. Alice has podiconiosis (also known as mossy feet), a disease of the lymph vessels of the lower extremities that is caused by long exposure to irritant soils, and is characterized by prominent swelling of the lower extremities. Untreated, it leads to disfigurement and disability.

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22Jun

This I Know

Not many things are for certain in Haiti, but most can count on poverty and death. So how do children, most of whom are orphans, survive such depressing realities while also living in an orphanage? I discovered the answer when I visited Haiti earlier this month with my wife, Kayla, and Orphan's Tear director Elisabeth Walter.

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22Jun

A Secret Meeting [Ben’s 3rd and Final Blog from South Korea]

I emerged from the subway at the agreed-upon rendezvous point and straight into a rainstorm. Droplets of water immediately began spilling down my face, making it a challenge to scan the busy street around me for my contact. Then I spotted her across the street, taking shelter in an empty coffee shop. How interesting, I thought, that crowds of hurried South Koreans were unknowingly shuffling by one of the greatest North Korean smugglers of our time.

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20Jun

Balloons of Blessing [Ben’s 2nd Blog from South Korea]

Something felt wrong. Our driver cautiously pulled our truck to the side of the lonely dirt road. Around us the forest pressed in; all was eerily quiet. Thus far, we had been the only vehicle on in this remote stretch of road, but up ahead, through some branches, we can see the outline of a car—parked across our path. Have we been discovered?

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19Jun

“What Did He Say?”

How we communicate the Scriptures to believers and unbelievers is as important as providing Scriptures to them. Many "tried and true" efforts used to effectively spread the gospel in Western nations, for example, do not work elsewhere in the world. Also, the gospel is easily rejected if it is not spoken in a dialect that the local people can understand clearly.

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