A Visit to Ndirande Slum [David’s 5th Blog from Zimbabwe and Malawi]





18Apr

Food for a Special Village

  An Easter feast for the poor at the “Village” in Mexico Dear Friends, I just received a letter of thanks from our partners Jason […]

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01Apr

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.

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01Jan

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....

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01Apr

The Sewage Shack Redemption

"Mrs. Velazquez, I regret to inform you that you have breast cancer." Her doctor's grim words may well have sounded bittersweet to Leonila Velazquez, as she contemplated a diagnosis that could signal an end to her life, a life that had been filled with tragedy.

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01Mar

Dancing with God’s Stars

Today was our sixth day in Kenya. Yesterday, half of us flew north to the town of Lodwar, which sits in the heart of an area populated by Turkana tribespeople. Their region is generally arid, but it hasn't rained here in eight months, so living conditions are even more challenging than normal. The Turkana survive as small-scale goat and camel herders, and their livestock is dying. Water has become so scarce that women are walking ten or more miles to a polluted river to carry back a dirty drink for their families.

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01Oct

“We Thought We Would All Starve”

All five Kenyan women held three things in common: All were young believers in Jesus; all discovered that they were HIV-positive; all had been infected by their own husbands. Priscah, who operated a nursery school, became too weak physically to care for children, including her own. She had to close her nursery school. A friend, and then eventually her mother, took in her children...

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