A normal neck changes everything

Picture of tumor on Josephine's neck
17Nov

A normal neck changes everything

Josephine Simiyu, 55, endured more than a decade of suffering and embarrassment due to a large growth protruding from the left side of her neck (see photo). She had no choice but to live with pain because she could not afford to pay for a medical examination.

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Picture of baby with keloids after being burned
17Jun

Scars With a Testimony

The sounds of joyful laughing filled the air as little children played, innocent and carefree. Unbeknownst to anyone present, danger lurked right around the corner. Three-year-old Vivian didn't see it—she was playing with her friends. And the neighbor hadn't seen Vivian running towards it.

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Picture of mother comforting her child before receiving dental care
03Apr

Changing the World One Mouth at a Time

Most of us consider an aching tooth to be nothing more than an annoyance that we can take care of at the dentist in a day or two. But in impoverished villages located far from any such care, an infected tooth can become life threatening.

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16Mar

Patti’s 2015 Video Report: In My Words [A Critical Medical Needs Ministry Mini-Update]

In January, each of Heaven's Family's 21 Focused Ministry Directors gave a short, 10-minute presentation about their accomplishments in 2015 and their upcoming goals for 2016. We're excited about what the Lord has done, and what He has in store for the remainder of this year!

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01Mar

Critical Medical Needs Ministry

Exactly what is a critical medical need? Most of us think it's a debilitating or lifethreatening condition, and that is true. But for many of the world's poor who lack qualified doctors, clinics or the means to pay for them, a simple toothache, left untreated, can grow into something that prevents them from being able to provide for their families—or worse, can end their lives.

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01Feb

Help Save the Lives of Guatemalan Children!

It was a routine visit that turned into a nightmare. Daryl, an American missionary in Guatemala, and his team had almost arrived at the rural shack in Nueva Concepción, where they intended to check up on 17-year-old Rosario, afflicted since age 4 with brain damage due to an untreated fever. Daryl had already provided Rosario with a wheelchair, and he had regularly visited her to bring medicine. But as he and his team caught site of Rosario's tiny home, they saw her mother frantically waving her arms at them.

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