In November of last year I had the privilege of traveling to Uganda to meet Fred and Judith Kiwanuka. They hosted me at Divine Holistic Ministries (DHM) in Jinja, which they founded ten years ago.
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.
When Gabriella learned of the plight of the poor in Africa and how Jesus has called us to give to those in need, her 7-year-old heart was moved to action. She made the choice to empty her life's savings and mailed it to Heaven’s Family as an act of love for Jesus and obedience to His Word. She didn't realize how much her gift was about to change a life!
I have just returned from my first trip to Africa as director of the Victims of Sexual Violence Ministry. I was fortunate enough to visit the Women of Wellness (WoW) Center, in Goma, DR Congo, for the graduation ceremony of quite a few talented and truly special young women. This place is filled with treasures of inestimable worth; beautiful women who have overcome great hardship, poverty and oftentimes tragedy. But they never cease to inspire me with their tenacity as they face each new day with thankfulness.
The Victims of Sexual Violence Ministry works in many poor nations around the world to help those who have been sexually exploited and abused, but this kind of tragic victimization also happens right here in the US and other developed nations. So when the Lord recently opened a door for a partnership to be forged between the VOSV Ministry of Heaven's Family and the organization of longtime friend Julie Rigsby—right here in my native Texas—it immediately felt like the Lord's leading.
“A bruised reed he will not break,” God promised in Isaiah 42:3. Certainly it is a wondrous thing to see the life of a wounded person (particularly a vulnerable woman or child) spring back into wholeness and vitality, and we’ve witnessed many such miracles this past year.