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 leprosy-affected patients in Goma
23 Apr

Not Sleeping on Lava

Can you imagine the challenges of not only living with the debilitating effects of leprosy, but also having to sleep on a floor of volcanic lava rock with little to cushion your ravaged body? Such is the plight of a community of leprosy patients, many of them aging. They live outside Goma, DR Congo, on top of the hardened aftermath of a volcanic eruption that occurred several decades ago. Much of the city was covered by the lava flow, causing many to move or rebuild in innovative ways.













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