Stories & Testimonies

Stories & Testimonies

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.

01 May

Who Needs God?

Who needs God? Jennifer Naliaka certainly didn't. For her, life was good. She was married, had three healthy children, and one was on the way. All their needs were met. Besides, Jennifer did dabble in religion, occasionally attending a local church in her home village of Saboti, Kenya. Who needs God?

01 Mar

A Fish Sister

Many Westerners know something about the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, when 800,000 people were slaughtered during three months of ethnic cleansing. Very few, however, know that the Rwandan genocide fueled two major wars in the neighboring nation of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The second war, which began in 1998, involved seven foreign armies, and it directly and indirectly resulted in the deaths of 5.5 million people. That made it the world’s deadliest conflict since World War II, yet it has been largely ignored by the rest of the world, a hidden holocaust that is not over yet.

01 Feb

Mual Zawl Gives Thanks

What a sensational, sunny morning for a motor-scooter ride, I thought to myself, as every mile proved more interesting than the previous one. I was following a two-lane "highway," a rural Burmese road that became increasingly narrower and potholed as I journeyed past endless rice fields, villages filled with waving children, and a row of towering mountains on the right that paralleled my track. Soon our entourage turned towards those mountains to follow a winding, upward path—a former road carved into the mountains during World War II, deep into a region that no Westerner had seen in six decades. I felt adrenalized.

01 Jan

1,000 Warm Toes

A small child stares through a frosted window, studying a freshly-fallen blanket of snow. He longs to run outside to build a snowman, but a white-coated warden tells him that he can't, because his tattered cloth shoes are inadequate to protect his feet and keep them warm. Besides that, he's suffering from tuberculosis, as are the other 120 children with whom he lives inside the same massive, concrete building. Their home is Cornesti Orphanage, one of 43 such state institutions scattered across Moldova, Europe's poorest nation. Cornesti is reserved for children with TB.

01 Oct

Bondsman, Borrower, Businessman

"I was a slave!" he said, and everyone in our circle laughed. They had been taking turns sharing how their lives had been impacted by their recently received micro-loans. Kenyan pastor Elijah Muyekho continued to tell his story with vigor: "I worked for a man who owned a rock quarry. I used a hammer and chisel all day long. My job was to break huge rocks and chisel them into rectangular blocks that are used to construct walls and buildings. On an average day, I made about a dollar."