Although Heaven’s Family is a Christian nonprofit organization, as our name reflects, we prefer to think of ourselves as a family. More specifically, we’re a family of thousands of people around the world who all believe in the Lord Jesus Christ. And because we believe in Him, we’re committed to obey Him. Our family consists not only of our ministry staff, but also every contributor and beneficiary.
Our mission is simple. We are called to advance the kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ on earth. We accomplish that by strategically linking kingdom needs and opportunities to resources provided by those who love Jesus. Through strategic partnerships, Heaven’s Family invests in (1) reaching the unreached with the gospel, (2) discipling Christ’s followers, and (3) serving the suffering—particularly those whom He referred to as the “least of these” (Matt 25:31-46, 28:19-20).
Working together, we meet many specific needs. Through our orphan care initiative, Orphan’s Tear Ministry, we serve thousands of children living in Christian orphanages in 8 nations. But we believe that every child deserves to live in a family, and we know that the majority of children living in orphanages in the developing world are not orphans at all, but are the victims of extreme poverty and misguided attempts to help them thorough institutional care. So we’re working to reunite such children with their families or relatives, and we’re empowering their caregivers through micro-credit that facilitates sustainable small business.
Through our Disaster Relief Ministry, we help devastated families get back on their feet.
Through our Micro-Loan Ministry, we’re creating opportunities for small-scale farmers, retailers, and entrepreneurs to lift themselves from poverty and provide for their families.
Through our Farming God’s Way Ministry, we’re teaching struggling African farmers how to increase their yields, say good bye to the annual “hunger season,” and grow cash crops.
Also, through our National Missionary Ministry, we’re helping scores of hard-working missionaries plant churches and make disciples. We’re also equipping tens of thousands of pastors in the poor nations through the distribution of a 500-page equipping manual titled, The Disciple-Making Minister, now translated into more than 20 languages, as well as through numerous teaching resources in written and video format, freely available on our ShepherdServe.org website.
In everything we do, the gospel of Jesus Christ is at the core. Jesus said that the world would know that we are His disciples by our love, and He prayed that we would be one so that the world would believe (John 13:34-35; 17:21). Our greatest witness to the watching world is our love. Please join us!