Meenu was a good employee, but her new boss required her to do something she just couldn't do. Before the 21-year-old young woman surrendered her life to Christ, her compliance would have been simple. But now she was different.Read More
Telling it on the Mountain
The vast majority of Nepal's citizens either worship some of the 330,000,000 (yes, that's 330 million, plus or minus a few) gods and goddesses of Hinduism, follow the teachings of Buddha, or worship the animals, rocks, trees or spirits of their ancestors. That's a grim statistic that breaks the hearts of Timothy Rai and Anosh Ghale, two Heaven's Family national missionaries.Read More
Struck, Shoved and Threatened
"Ghar Vapasi" means return home in Hindi. It sounds like a nice idea, but it’s the name taken by a fanatical Hindu movement in India that seeks to reconvert all the people who’ve left Hinduism in recent years. And it’s getting violent.Read More
National Missionary Fund
A small but growing army marched forth into the harvest in 2014, thanks to those who partnered with our National Missionary Fund. Last year, the ranks of Heaven's Family's spiritual soldiers increased to 52! They are on the front lines in China, Cuba, India, Kenya, Mexico, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe.Read More
The Rumors are True
We must remove your womb soon or you will die. Those words marked the beginning of Sumana's slide into despair. The doctors admitted there was little they could do to stop the advanced cancer that was growing inside her, not even with the radical surgery they were recommending.Read More
Don’t Forget the Skulls!
"We need to burn everything...so don't forget to dig up the skulls!" Mariano Cruz Garrido had given his heart completely to Jesus. Now he was ready to deal with his past once and for all. Mariano grew up in Tlatlapanala, a small town nestled in Mexico's eastern mountains. Although his mother, Candelaria, taught him the ways of the Lord since his birth, Mariano never had a father to affirm and model his mother's teaching. Other male role models in his life were less than virtuous. By age 15, Mariano had been lured into the dark world of witchcraft, still very common throughout Latin America.Read More
From 0 to 25 in under 4 months!
In August, Ashok heard about Ajala*, a village 16 miles away that was so isolated that no roads went there—only foot paths. He also learned that no one in that village of very low caste families that work as field laborers knew about Jesus. The Lord burdened Ashok with their lost state, and he began praying for them. Soon he knew that he must also go.Read More
A Low-Ranking Christian Monk Reaps a Harvest
U Htun Yin invited 18 of his Buddhist neighbors and family members to his house to hear the gospel. This unlikely event occurred because of a faithful Heaven’s Family-supported national missionary in Myanmar named Thein Myo Aung, and some faithful partners half a world away in Colorado. Let me take you back to the beginning of this story two months earlier. That’s when Thein Myo first met U Htun and tried to share the gospel with him. U Htun, a very devoted Buddhist Kapiyah (a person who attends to a higher-ranking monk), quickly brushed him off. Out of politeness he did, however, accept a gospel tract Thein Myo handed to him as he left.Read More
God’s Challenge: Believe and be Healed!
Pan Gurung (above center) heads a family that lived in hopelessness and spiritual darkness. For the last several years, he’s suffered from an unknown skin disease that covered his arms and legs with oozing sores that bled regularly. He couldn’t sleep, and was afraid to be seen during the day. Neither doctors nor medications helped. Pan’s only choice, he thought, was to accept his miserable fate.Read More