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The Grower and the Sower

Picture of leaders at reconciliation village
15May

The Grower and the Sower

We never tire of seeing the miracle of reconciliation that God is performing in the Central-African nation of Rwanda! Our team representing the Micro-Loan Ministry recently returned from a 3-week trip there that also included stops in Uganda and Zambia.

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Picture of Fulani woman
07Apr

From Scripture to Scripture

Imagine with me, for a moment, that you are a garibou—a young student of Islam in the West African country of Burkina Faso. You were sent to live with the local marabout (Islamic teacher) at a young age to spend your days memorizing the Quran in traditional Arabic, a language vastly different than your own. You continue learning until you are able to recite the Quran by heart, but much of its meaning and application to your life eludes you. But then, you get to hear the words of Jesus in your own language—just imagine the impact that would that have on your life!

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04Nov

Love In Action

While on our latest trip to Saboti, Kenya we visited with Cleophas (a Heaven's Family micro-banker) who introduced us to Rachel—a new borrower of his micro bank. This amazing woman owns a small restaurant where she sells tea and baked goods.

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05Oct

Furnishing a Village

Rafael Simeu lives in Saboti, Kenya with his wife and five children. Through meeting Silas Masoned, a Heaven's Family partner who pastors the church he attends, Rafael was able to procure a loan to fund his idea for a small business—a furniture store.

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01Aug

Banking on Haiti

A few weeks ago we traveled to the city of Cap Haitien, Haiti, where we conducted our Small Business Training (SBT). This 2-day training was attended by 171 Haitians from the area. Heaven's Family is blessed to be partnering with Pittsburgh Kids Foundation and IDADEE, an orphanage in Cap Haitien serving more than 120 orphans.

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31May

Hope for the Maasai

'The only school I've been to is the school of Maasai: As a baby...they pulled out my bottom tooth to prevent death in case of lockjaw; when I turned 18 they circumcised me; and before I could become a woman they sold me to a husband I had never met.'

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29Apr

Head to Toe for Jesus

It's said that only 1 in 20 people are true entrepreneurs—those, that is, who understand business as effortlessly as Mozart understood music and Einstein understood physics. These minds can be found all over the world, often lying dormant, just waiting to spring to life.

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