The Chicken Chicks

01Mar

The Chicken Chicks

It never ceases to amaze me. Just when I think there can't be a more difficult set of circumstances that poor believers live through year after year, God pulls back the curtain that surroun ds the Disneyland-like world in which I live. And then He introduces me to a few more among the "least of these" whose hardships I could not have imagined.

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01Dec

Hungry in Haiti

Wherever Heaven's Family staff members travel around the world, we often encounter very poor families who don't have enough to eat, something that is unfamiliar to most of us who live in developed nations. The causes of food insecurity vary. Whether because of a natural disaster, a barely-functioning economy, greedy political leaders, foolish economic policy, war, or the death of a family's primary wage earner, hunger always breaks our hearts. What if it were us in such a situation? we ask ourselves.

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01Oct

“Old Unfaithful”

For the past 26 years, the children of Mt. Carmel Orphanage, in northern Haiti, have depended on a single well on their property to meet all their water needs. Daily pumping by little hands produced enough clean, fresh spring water to provide for all of the drinking, cooking and bathing needs of the children, as well as some very poor neighbors. Even after Mt. Carmel was infused with a new surge of orphans after Haiti's 2010 earthquake, the faithful well handled the increased water demand.

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01Aug

1 Stitch at a Time

Twenty-two-year-old Solange sits quietly at a sewing machine, concentrating as she carefully mends a seam. Her work helps her forget, at least for a time, all she has suffered during her short life, and it gives her some hope for her future. Methodically pumping the treadle with her feet, Solange advances the fabric one small stitch at a time, an effort that is, for her, emblematic of her dreams.

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25Mar

God’s Little Giant

Chen: a little man with big faith Dear Friends, China’s physically-challenged people are sometimes discarded by their families and society, leaving them homeless. Such was […]

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