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.

Image of missionary praying with couple
26 Aug

Crossing Mountains

Mr. and Mrs. Zhang work at a pig farm in rural China. Mr. Zhang has been a Christian for the past three years, but his wife remained resistant to the gospel. When Mr. Zhang heard that missionaries were traveling to a village over the next mountain, he asked their boss for time off from work so he could bring his wife to meet them, hopeful that she would finally surrender her life to the Lord.

Image of widows and abandoned women in Kenya
15 Aug

Sewing the Seeds of Success

From providing vocational education to small business grants, your investments have really paid off! During the three weeks I spent in Africa, I stayed primarily with Dave and Cynthia Taylor, who have a deep desire to disciple everyone whom God sends their way. One such person was Wangui (pictured above). Several years ago, Cynthia taught Wangui (then a single mother of two young girls) to sew after they hired her to help with housework and cooking. Since 2019, Wangui has passed her excellent sewing skills on to widows and abandoned mothers who have a desire to know God and to become self-sufficient. She keeps her classes small so that each lady receives suitable attention, both instructionally and personally. I was thrilled to attend a graduation ceremony where four students each received their own machine as a graduation present.

Image of women in Rwanda learning how to sew
12 Aug

The Comfort of God

As we traveled slowly down the dusty, bumpy roads, I couldn’t help but think of the atrocious genocide that had happened 28 years ago here in Rwanda. The first thing I did after landing in Rwanda was to visit the Rwandan Genocide Museum. From that point on, I looked at everyone from an age standpoint. Anyone over age 28 was a survivor of the horror that happened over a 100-day period in 1994. And everyone had a story to tell.

Image of Zippy, an abandoned woman in Kenya
11 Aug

God’s Faithfulness Overflows

Jambo from Kitale, Kenya! After working with my ministry partner in Kitale for over three years, I was thrilled to be able to travel there and see what you have been achieving through the Widows & Abandoned Women Ministry. All the women being served through Heaven’s Family have harrowing stories of hardship and hopelessness. But after they cried out to God in their desperation, He heard their prayers. Our ministry team traveled all over Kitale throughout the week to visit 24 women in two days! You have changed the lives of these women, and it is obvious in their spiritual joy!

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