The HeartCry Missionary Society began in 1988 in the country of Peru with a desire to aid indigenous or native missionaries so that they might reach their own peoples and establish biblical churches among them. Since then, the Lord has expanded our borders to include not only South America, but also Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and the Arctic Region.
The HeartCry Missionary Society was founded and still exists for the advancement of four major goals:
- The Glory of God
- the Benefit of Man
- the Establishment of Biblical Churches
- The Demonstration of God's Faithfulness
The Glory of God
Our first major goal is the glory of God. That His Name be great among the nations, and that the Lamb receive the full reward for His sufferings. Here at HeartCry, we find our great purpose and constant motivation not in man or his needs, but in God, His commitment to His own glory, and our God-given desire to see Him worshipped in every nation, tribe, people group, and language. We find our great confidence not in the Church's ability to fulfill the Great Commission, but in God's faithfulness and power to accomplish all that He has decreed.
The Benefit of Men
Our second major goal is the salvation of a lost and dying humanity. The Christian who is truly passionate about the glory of God and confident in His sovereignty will not be unmoved by the billions of people in the world who have yet to hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ. In fact, the sincerity of our Christian confession should be questioned if we are not willing to do all within our means to make Christ known among the nations and to endure all things for the sake of God's elect (II Timothy 2:10).
The Establishment of Local Churches
Our third major goal is the establishment of biblical churches. We recognize that the needs of man are many and his sufferings are diverse, yet we believe that all these maladies spring from a common origin - the radical depravity of his heart, his hostility toward God, and his rejection of divine truth. Because of this, we believe that the greatest benefit to mankind can be accomplished through the preaching of the Gospel and the establishment of local churches. Churches that proclaim the full counsel of God's Word and minister according to its commands, precepts, and wisdom. We recognize that such a work cannot be accomplished through the arm of the flesh, but only through the supernatural providence of God and the means which He has ordained: biblical preaching, intercessory prayer, sacrificial service, unconditional love, and a Christlike character.
The Demonstration of God's Faithfulness
The forth and final goal at HeartCry is to demonstrate to God's people that He is truly able and willing to supply all our needs according to His riches in glory. Every need of this ministry will be obtained through prayer. We will not raise support through self-promotion, prodding or manipulating our brothers and sisters in Christ. If this ministry is of the Lord, then He will be our Patron. If He is with us, He will direct His people to give and we will prosper. If He is not with us, we will not and should not succeed. And let me say this, throughout the years our faith has always been meager and frail, but God has always been faithful. As one dear brother puts it: Our God delights in vindicating even the smallest confidence of His children.
As Christians, we are called to lay down our lives so that the Gospel might be preached to every creature under heaven. Some Christians are called to go down into the well as missionaries. Others are called to hold the rope for those who go down. Either way, the same radical commitment to the Great Commission is required. This is what we are about at HeartCry we are holding the rope for those who have gone out for the sake of the Name and who risk their lives so that the banner of Christ might fly over every inch of this planet. Again, may God's Name be great among the nations, and may the Lamb receive the full reward for His sufferings!