Jeff and Karin Trotter
When we both first met the Lord as young adults, we could never have imagined that, at this point in our lives, we’d be serving Him around the world. Our lives took many twists and turns over the years, and although we always tried to follow Jesus along the way, we didn’t really understand what it meant to live for Him.
David Servant, the founder and director of Heaven’s Family, was our pastor before the ministry began in 2002. Through his and many other influences, we began to truly understand Jesus’ heart for the “least of these” (Matt. 25:31-46), simultaneously realizing how little love we were truly showing Him by the way we lived our lives. We longed for a way to reach beyond just the needs of those around us and to help the poorest in our world for Christ. At the end of 2009, believing it was time to act on what we were learning, we stepped out in faith to accept the call from the Lord to join the growing work of Heaven’s Family on a full-time basis.
We have several responsibilities at Heaven’s Family, but first and foremost we jointly direct the Human Trafficking & Slavery Ministry. Karin also serves as fundraising coordinator, with an emphasis on marketing, public awareness and relationships, and organizes team trips. Jeff also directs the Disaster Relief Ministry, and uses his skills in photography, computer graphic design, and writing/editing to help Heaven’s Family effectively communicate with our family of supporters.
We invite you to partner with us in this incredible work, serving together until the day when Jesus will say, “Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world” (Matt. 25:34).