The Heaven’s Family Blog

About this blog:

Every month, Heaven’s Family helps far more people than we could ever highlight in our bi-monthly newsletter. For that reason, this blog contains additional photos and stories of some of the “least of these” among our spiritual family whom we’ve recently been blessed to serve.

Image of child in Uganda
01 Sep

25 Years Since My Repentance…as a Pastor

Ever since my repentance, as a pastor, about 25 years ago—a repentance that was precipitated by an honest reading of Matthew 25:31-46—I’ve been trying to serve those whom Jesus referred to as the “least of these.” During the same time, I've been continually burdened by the fact that most professing Christians do not have the “least of these” on their spiritual radar. For them, caring for the poor and marginalized among our spiritual family isn’t a component of their faith in Christ. But it should be. The New Testament makes that abundantly and overwhelmingly clear. It warns that, if we don’t care for the suffering poor among our spiritual family, we aren’t actually members of that spiritual family (see, for example, Matt. 25:31-46; 1 John 3:14-19). We don’t actually love Jesus!

Image of woman from Uganda
30 Aug

Poor No More!

Along with three other Heaven’s Family staff members, I just returned from a 12-day trip to three East African nations: Rwanda, Kenya and Uganda. Although I've journeyed on as many as 100 similar overseas trips over the past 20 years of Heaven’s Family’s existence, this one may have been the most encouraging trip yet. The reason is because we witnessed so much transformation—both spiritually and materially—due to your investments.

03 Aug

A Backpack For A Bright Future

Meet Daniela, a young girl living in Guatemala. She always dreamed of going to school, but it seemed impossible for her and her siblings. In Guatemala, children need school supplies, uniforms, and tuition money to attend classes. For Daniela's poor family, these expenses were a luxury they couldn't afford.

28 Jul

Talking Toilets

Talking about using the toilet may not be a common topic for most people. But for 71-year-old Namuga, it was a matter of great significance. When she received a donation from Heaven’s Family’s Widows & Abandoned Women Ministry to build a new pit latrine, it not only saved her from potential arrest by local health officials, but it also rescued her from the cultural stigma associated with her old, dilapidated bathroom.

Image of rescued victim of trafficking
10 Jul

The Sound of Freedom

We recently watched the powerful movie, "Sound of Freedom," and it moved us deeply. It tells the true story of a brave federal agent named Tim Ballard, who risked everything to rescue a brother and sister abducted and trafficked in Colombia. It was a painful movie to watch, but sadly, for many children in our world, this is an all too common reality. Vulnerable and innocent children are torn away from their families and forced into a cruel world of sexual addiction, organ harvesting, and child slavery.

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