A Message from Our Founder
The mission of Heaven’s Family is straight from Scripture. We’re called to advance Jesus’ kingdom. Our mission statement adds:
Through God-given partnerships, Heaven’s Family invests in reaching the unreached with the gospel, discipling Christ’s followers, and serving the suffering—particularly those whom He referred to as the ‘least of these’ (Matt. 25:31-46; 28:19-20).
To that end, we’ve developed 21 Focused Ministries, each of which is directed by a Heaven’s Family staff member. For this special annual issue of our bimonthly magazine, I’ve asked each of our ministry directors to report on their ministry’s fruit in 2016.
I encourage you to at least read the reports about those ministries in which you invested last year. And then rejoice and feel good! You touched lives around the world through your sacrifices that reveal your love for Jesus. Heaven’s Family consists of more than just our 32 staff members. Our family also encompasses several thousand followers of Christ around the globe. In 2016 they invested over 3 million dollars that met pressing needs in more than 38 nations. Those investors were from 47 states in the U.S. and from 38 other countries. Most were first introduced to the ministry of Heaven’s Family through our teaching website, DavidServant.org, or through one of our e-teachings or daily e-devotionals—published in either written or video format.
As we begin 2017, there are many opportunities before us. I ask for your prayers that God would grant us His wisdom. We want to sharpen our axes so that we have to swing it less! And we want the Lord to find us faithful so that He will grant us fruitfulness.
I’m so glad that you are a member of Heaven’s Family. May 2017 be the best year of your life on earth with a view to an eternity that far surpasses it!
Founder of Heaven’s Family
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Parting Shot: Where Comedians Attend College
I snapped this photo from a car window a few years ago in Chile. Seemed like it might be a good place to send grumpy students! — David