Jane Kinya with old newspapers from which she will profit Dear Friends, We hear a lot about America becoming a “paperless society,” but that isn’t the case in Kenya, where newsprint shows no signs of falling into disuse. And that’s good news for Jane Kinya, […]
Below are just a few of the many testimonies we receive about lives being impacted and transformed by the Widows & Abandoned Women Ministry of Heaven’s Family.
Does anyone care? ...Does God even care? I imagined those questions racing through the minds of the women whose stories I was hearing—women who lost their husbands and who then found themselves struggling to feed their children as they faced famine and Kenya's soaring food prices.
Ms. Lian Tiem and Sui Par Dear Friends, For the past five years, Lian Tiem, a 60-year-old widow, has lived at the Handicapped Care Center, a Heaven’s Family-sponsored orphanage for polio-stricken children in Kalaymyo, Myanmar. Lian has been blind for 12 years. Her teenage daughter […]
What a lady. Her faith is strong. She is very outgoing and shares the gospel with everyone she meets. Even though she is a widow, she refuses to allow discouragement to pull her down. Her name is Teresia Wambui, and she lives in Nukuru, Kenya. I met her a few months ago for the first time, but I already knew something about her. She is one of scores of Kenyan widows whom Heaven's Family has assisted with a small business start-up loan. Let me tell you her story....
The shrill screams of terrified women and children filled the air, as sharp cracks of gunfire pierced the darkness. The village was under attack. Frantically clutching her children, Colletta Barigendera bolted for the safety of the bush. When they finally reached a place of safety, she realized that her husband was not with them. In the panic of the attack, he had fled in a different direction.
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.