The Gospel Arrives at Mpembe

Picture of impoverished boys in Cameroon
17Dec

The Gospel Arrives at Mpembe

Today our motorized canoe took us on a two-hour trip downriver, all along a stretch of the Ngkoko where Bomwali people live in small, scattered settlements. During Colonial times, their ancestors fled from their ancestral home village in Congo to escape capture and slavery by European settlers, and they adapted to the isolated life that still characterizes them today. That isolation has kept them beyond the reach of the gospel—until just recently.

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Picture of girl in Cameroon holding glass of safe water
14Dec

Bomwali Chief Dedicates His Tribe to God

Today I finally reached my first original destination, the small village of Malapa, accessible only via a 30-minute ride in a motorized canoe down the Ngoko River. As our canoe approached Malapa’s riverbank, its citizens were singing and dancing in celebration of our arrival. Just a few months ago, Heaven’s Family’s Safe Water Ministry funded the drilling of a well and installation of a durable hand pump. Before that, the villagers had no option but to drink the muddy, contaminated water of the Ngoko River.

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Picture of car trip in Cameroon
12Dec

The Road to Moloundou

A major part of the vision of Heaven’s Family is not only to serve the “least of these,” but to serve those who want to serve the “least of these.” The value we try to provide to our donors is to give them an efficient, trustworthy means to invest their hard-earned dollars for the benefit of the world’s poorest people, and particularly the poorest among our spiritual family, and to expand Jesus’ kingdom. We do for our investors what most of them would have a very difficult time doing themselves, and we do it for much less money than they could do it themselves. But it isn’t easy or cheap for us, either.

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Picture of Farming God's Way training
02Jan

Only the Beginning

I hope you’ll forgive me—and I know you will (because Christians forgive)! My previous blog wasn’t actually my final blog. I’ve reserved what is most important for this blog, which will be my final blog from Malawi.

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Picture of new bridge in Malawi
21Dec

Faith, Brains, and Muscles

One of the things that I love about Farming God’s Way (FGW) is that African farmers learn from the training that God has already supplied what they need. So their only actual need is to access His provision, and Farming God’s Way teaches them how to do it, agriculturally. All wealth comes from the ground. Humans only need to add value by organizing what is under their feet into corn and computers!

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Picture of episcopal pastor and farmer in Malawi
18Dec

The Episcopal Pygmy Millionaire

Father Victor Masangano, an Episcopalian priest in the rural Malawi village of Nangombe, was an "early adopter” of our Farming God’s Way program. That took courage, because the traditional agricultural methods in Malawi are well-entrenched. Everyone in the rural areas farms, and everyone has been farming the same way for as long as anyone can remember. Anyone who does anything different raises eyebrows. And Farming God’s Way puts a whole new culture into agri-culture.

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Picture of David with children in Malawi
14Dec

Dancing Farmers

I’d be willing to bet that something Jesus said in His Sermon on the Mount has very little relevance to most everyone who is reading this blog. Here it is: Do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink (Matt. 6:25).

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Winnie, a child in Uganda who received surgery that reversed a heart-breaking disability
08Mar

Two Birth Defects Reversed

I'm happy to report that Heaven's Family is not just involved in micro-banking in this region. Today our team was invited to a meeting of about 40 people, from babies to the elderly, who all suffer from the same terrible physical affliction. I don't know how else to tell you but to just say it: due to an apparent genetic defect that is strangely common to their particular tribe, all were born without an anus.

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