Today I Tricked My Translator


Today I Tricked My Translator

I am now on the Philippine's most southern significant island, Mindanao, and Heaven's Family's primary contacts here are American missionary Gary Hawkins and his Filipina wife, Lyn. Gary has been serving in the Philippines for 4 years, but I've known him since 2008.

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“Eat Mice and Grasshoppers!”

How desperate would you need to be to change your diet to rodents and insects? The people of Malawi, a small nation in southeast Africa, are now that desperate—even the president of the country said so at a recent press conference, and he recommended the new diet to his starving citizens.

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A Village Story

When you start asking missionaries Jason and Nicole Fitzpatrick about the many children who live at "The Village," be prepared to be shocked by some of their stories. The abuse that some of them have suffered before coming to the Village is almost beyond imagination.

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Mudslide Setbacks

Greetings from Puebla State in Central Mexico, where Heaven's Family has been partnered for years with amazing missionaries Jason and Nicole Fitzpatrick. I've been with them numerous times over those years, visiting the many churches they've planted among poor descendants of Mexico's original Aztec people and meeting the "least of these" whom they serve. That includes orphans, sexually-exploited children whom they've rescued and raised, widows, the handicapped, and recovering drug addicts.

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New and Improved!

It has been a full year since your generous donations went towards providing a new dormitory for the girls at a missionary school in Myanmar—a blessing that also allows the director of the missionary school and his family to move into the dorm previously occupied by the students, saving the rent they had to pay each month for their former home.

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Something Much Better than Cardboard

What could be worse than children living in the streets? No home, no bed, no protection from the elements—and worse, no protection from those who would snatch them in the night to sell them to human traffickers.

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Children of the Murdered and the Murderers

Before you begin reading what follows, first take a look at the above photo. It shows two cute little Rwandan girls, sitting together at a shared desk in a typical African classroom. Their names are Rémi, age 8, and Chance, age 11, and they are inseparable best friends.

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