Twenty-two-year-old Solange sits quietly at a sewing machine, concentrating as she carefully mends a seam. Her work helps her forget, at least for a time, all she has suffered during her short life, and it gives her some hope for her future. Methodically pumping the treadle with her feet, Solange advances the fabric one small stitch at a time, an effort that is, for her, emblematic of her dreams.Read More
Muchas Gracias for Mercy and Grace!
Cubans can be sentenced up to 30 years in prison for slaughtering a cow for its meat? I couldn't believe what I was hearing. I might have expected such a penalty in a Hindu country where cows are considered sacred, but Cuba? Our Cuban host assured me that I had understood him correctly.Read More
Goats from Sheep
Can goats come from sheep? The answer is "yes," when the sheep are God's people! You may recall that Heaven's Family provided several tons of food last year for hundreds of Turkana tribal believers suffering drought in northern Kenya. Our Turkana family literally danced with joy for God's lifeline of provision, but when the last kernel of corn was consumed, they were back to where they began, once again facing unrelenting poverty.Read More
Rice & A Blanket
We receive a continual stream of photos from our partners around the world as they inform us of pressing needs that are being met through funds we've entrusted to them. We always request that they send us photos of smiling beneficiaries, but coaxing smiles is not always easy or appropriate, and we sometimes receive poignant portraits like this one. When we read the stories behind such portraits, it causes us to pause and pray. Here's the story behind this photo....Read More