Three Secrets to Success

Smiling child in Africa
23Feb

Three Secrets to Success

Over the years, Heaven’s Family's Micro-Loan Ministry has evolved. We’ve come a long way since the initial $100 loans that I made to ten poor Nigerians in 2004 to help them start small businesses. When I returned one year later to collect, only three borrowers showed up for the repayment meeting, and those three came to explain why they could not repay.

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Micro-Loan Director Dan Steward teaching bankers and borrowers in Kenya
20Feb

This is the Best Way to Eliminate Poverty

Since we started Heaven’s Family 16 years ago, I have repeatedly been asking this question: “Why are people poor?” And a second question related to that one: “What is the best way to eliminate poverty?”

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Picture of info-graph - overview of Persecuted Christians Ministry in 2017
15Feb

Celebrating 2017—A Look Back on What We’ve Accomplished Together

What an incredible year of opportunity it was for me to serve our persecuted brothers and sisters in Christ with you! Though there were many challenges, dangers and tears, through it all the Lord never failed to provide and show up when all hope seemed lost.

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Sister Ai from unreached people group in China holding grandson
02Feb

Wrong Turn?

What you are about to read is the amazing story of Sister Ai. One day on a mission trip to reach the A-Che people, Pastor Paul Fang made a wrong turn and ended up discovering another A-Che village named PiPai (name changed for security reasons)—which was completely unreached by the gospel. At first, it didn't seem like God was up to much in PiPai. A few seeds of the gospel were planted on the first two trips to this village, but little seemed to come of them. Pastor Paul and Timothy Yang left PiPai praying that God would open a door of opportunity into this village.

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