Jeff’s 2015 Video Report: In My Words [A Disaster Relief Ministry Mini-Update]

15Mar

Jeff’s 2015 Video Report: In My Words [A Disaster Relief 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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23Feb

110 Thank Yous

It was an emotional, humbling moment. Never before in my 6-plus years as the director of Heaven's Family's Disaster Relief Ministry had I seen such an outpouring of gratitude. My wife, Karin and I were visiting St. Joseph's Christian School last November to check on those we had helped following the terrible earthquake that struck Nepal in April 2015. The school is strategically located in a predominantly Hindu village just outside the capital city of Kathmandu, and has been faithfully shining the light of Christ to its students and their families for many years. The school is known to be Christian, but many Hindu families send their children there because of the school's reputation for excellence.

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17Nov

Wrapped in Love

Our jeep alternately groaned and whined as it transported me and my Nepali partners up, up, up into the misty Himalayan foothills northeast of Kathmandu, winding through lush forests and an occasional village. Many of the homes and other buildings we passed looked as they did right after the earthquake—the owners still waiting for the government to help tear down the fragile, half-collapsed remains.

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16Nov

Compassionate Connections

I've been on the ground here in Nepal for over a week now, and would like to report to you some of the ways you've helped earthquake victims. Getting around Nepal has been difficult, as a new, man-made crisis has its grip on the landlocked nation a little smaller than the state of California.

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19Oct

Not Forgetting Nepal

Between the havoc created by earthquakes in Nepal last spring and the terrible flooding over the summer in Myanmar, these past 6 months have kept me very busy. Together, you and I have been able to impact many lives, reminding them that, through it all, God still cares for them. Many hearts have been softened as well, and I'm encouraged to know many have been drawn closer to Jesus as a result of our efforts.

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24Sep

“Like a Bomb Explosion”

"Like a bomb explosion..." That's the noise that woke Daw Thien Nu, pregnant with her third child, in the middle of the night on August 25th. They had moments to reach safety—somewhere out there in the darkness.

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14Aug

Relief Pours In

"Daddy, I'm happy that we will have rice in our dinner today." Those were the words of a little boy who lives in a flood-ravaged village in Myanmar after receiving emergency rice from Heaven's Family. And for people who eat rice as the primary staple of every meal, that's tantamount to him saying he's happy to have air to breathe!

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03Aug

URGENT NEED IN MYANMAR

Much is said in the news lately about the drought in California, but not much is reported about the devastating floods now inundating southern Asia. Our partners in Myanmar, a poor nation into which Heaven's Family has heavily invested for many years through orphanages and a multitude of other projects, have been reporting to us and sending photos of the devastation. Here are a few...

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