Burt and I have been in Kenya for about a week. Yesterday we had the privilege of reuniting with Grace, a girl who has overcome a heartbreaking story!
Below are just a few of the many testimonies we receive about lives being impacted and transformed by the Victims of Sexual Violence Ministry of Heaven’s Family.
As she told her story, Keziah laid her head on the table and wept. The long silences were labored; tears fell, leaving pools that dripped to the floor. A few words would be softly uttered, followed by another long silence.
How many children in this world, whether rich or poor, have an ache in their hearts? It's an ache that pulses with needs and questions. It longs for an absent father or a mother's love. These needs were put in us by the God who made us, and He wants to fulfill them.
She slept until some intoxicated men barged in and stole what they wanted: her innocence, her virginity, her future. She was only 15. Oh, the irony—this victim named Mercy was now in deep need of God’s mercy amidst the shame she was forced to carry through no fault of her own. All she had done was to go to sleep.
As seven-year-old Diana laid down to sleep outside, the memory of her grandfather's crushing frame was a nightmare on constant replay. Even in the dark, she felt safer outside—no woodland creature could be as threatening as he was.
Judith, Heaven’s Family’s Victims of Sexual Violence Ministry's trusted partner in Jinja, Uganda, has ministered to women for over a decade. Her weekly discipleship meetings have become a lifeline for people whose lives are riddled with poverty and extreme hardship. These groups have now multiplied throughout Uganda!