Deep in the mountains of central Mexico, an Indian woman has been in labor for a day. Her baby, lodged in her birth canal, has had no detectable heartbeat for many hours, and the mother's life is slipping away from hemorrhaging. A flooded river, normally crossable by a jeep, separates her from the ambulance, called in by radio, which is waiting on the other side. American missionaries Jason and Nicole Fitzpatrick decide to employ a canoe—tied to rope to prevent it from being swept away in the swift current—to transport the mother to the other side in hopes that she can reach the hospital before she dies. They decide to begin with prayer...
Below are just a few of the many testimonies we receive about lives being impacted and transformed by the Micro-Loan Ministry of Heaven’s Family.
Deoderat, his wife, and one of their four children making a food called “chackle” for their restaurant In the Cibitoke Commune in Bujumbura, Burundi, a man by the name of Deodorat Minani lives with his wife and four children. Deodorat is a Christian and works […]
Nestled on a remote mountain ridge in Myanmar, just a day's walk by footpath from the borders of India and Bangladesh, is the remote village of Shimading. About five-hundred souls reside there in a cluster of seventy bamboo houses. Most everyone survives by subsistence farming. Some hunt or do a little trading. All the families in Shimading are members of the Khumi tribe, who at one time worshipped rocks, trees and animals. But national missionaries brought the gospel to their region, and today, all but two of the families in Shimading are believers.
Whenever we take photos of Heaven’s Family beneficiaries in public places, we instantly draw a crowd of curious people who want to see the “muzungus” up close. That happened this morning once again, so I decided to surprise the surrounding crowd by rapidly shooting many […]
Dieudonne Kayobera’s potato business, funded through a HF micro-loan, is booming. Although he is very poor by Western standards, he is using some of his profits to build God’s kingdom and help poor believers. We started our day spending time with legless Kana Claver, whom […]
The five-month-old daughter of our dearest friend in Burundi, Bienvenu Bizimana. Milka was born the day before I arrived in Burundi last year. In the background is Bienvenu’s wife and Milka’s mother, Emily. We arrived in the central African nation of Burundi around 2AM on […]