The Heaven’s Family Blog

About this blog:

Every month, Heaven’s Family helps far more people than we could ever highlight in our quarterly magazines. 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.



Picture of child playing at camp for leprosy-affected families
13 Jan

Love Breaks Through

Rejection is the constant companion of children born into the stigma of leprosy families, despite remaining unaffected by the disease. They must live with the stigma of never fitting in with their “normal” peers, forever keeping them locked in a prison of isolation.







Picture of mountainous terrain in Nepal
10 Jan

Danger Ahead

Of the 40 countries I have visited in my mission career, Nepal is near the top for most beautiful, most open to the gospel...and most dangerous when it comes to its mountain roads. Navigating these treacherous byways requires nerves of steel. To make matters worse, nearly a third of the population cannot afford a car, so they ride small, cheaply-made motorcycles, which only adds to the road’s chaos—and danger.







Representative picture of discipleship trip to Northeastern Siberia
07 Jan

To the Ends of the Earth

I am not sure where the “ends of the earth” are located (or how many “ends” there are), but I’m guessing they include the far reaches of Northeastern Siberia. In this frozen tundra, some of the most unreached people on earth reside. Few have even heard of the tribal groups that live in the region. Even fewer have taken seriously Jesus’ command to share the life of God with them by going to these particular “ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8).







Picture of impoverished boys in Cameroon
17 Dec

The Gospel Arrives at Mpembe

Today our motorized canoe took us on a two-hour trip downriver, all along a stretch of the Ngkoko where Bomwali people live in small, scattered settlements. During Colonial times, their ancestors fled from their ancestral home village in Congo to escape capture and slavery by European settlers, and they adapted to the isolated life that still characterizes them today. That isolation has kept them beyond the reach of the gospel—until just recently.









Picture of girl in Cameroon holding glass of safe water
14 Dec

Bomwali Chief Dedicates His Tribe to God

Today I finally reached my first original destination, the small village of Malapa, accessible only via a 30-minute ride in a motorized canoe down the Ngoko River. As our canoe approached Malapa’s riverbank, its citizens were singing and dancing in celebration of our arrival. Just a few months ago, Heaven’s Family’s Safe Water Ministry funded the drilling of a well and installation of a durable hand pump. Before that, the villagers had no option but to drink the muddy, contaminated water of the Ngoko River.





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