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New Coordinator for Africa - S. R.

Posted March 9, 2017  by: S. R. |0 Comments

S. R. rejoined the HeartCry staff in August. Forrest Hite, who previously held the position, has now moved on to coordinate our efforts to translate sound literature into the languages of some of the most needy people groups on the globe. The following was written by S.R. Now that Forrest has posted his "farewell" to the Africa Blog [bit.ly/hc84-01], I suppose it is time for me to make introductions. For those who have followed HeartCry for some time, introductions are not necessary, but for th... Keep Reading

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The Growth of God's Word

Posted December 9, 2016 |0 Comments

hc88-150x263The mission appears impossible. No, I’m not referring to a small team of secret agents toppling rogue dictators, but rather a paltry group of believers commissioned to proclaim the gospel to the remotest parts of the earth and to make disciples from all people groups! Honestly, the mission which Christ gave to his disciples was impossible&m... Keep Reading

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Lord Hears the Petitions of His People!

Posted December 9, 2016  by: Samuel B. |0 Comments

Brothers and Sisters in Christ: on March 4, 2015, an update was given on the Asia blog entitled, “One Baptism Observed and Another Hindered.” (It was printed in Issue 82 of the HeartCry Magazine). It spoke of a young man (who we called “Daniel”) who had been attending the church for the past two years, showed great evidence of faith, and was scheduled to be baptized. However, his family, displeased with his actions, prevented the baptism from taking place. Our request for... Keep Reading

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Training Pastors in a Closed Country

Posted December 9, 2016  by: Josh C. |0 Comments

Earlier this year Lucas A. became the first HeartCry-supported missionary in the Greater Middle East region (Turkey, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iran, and Afghanistan) after he was forced to leave his home country and ministry behind in 2015. He currently trains pastors and church leaders who still live there. His ministry consists of translating biblical resources into his native tongue, corresponding regularly with church leaders, and organizing training conferences for pastors. He and his w... Keep Reading

HeartCry began supporting five new missionaries this year who are working with Middle East Student Fellowship† (MESF), a university student ministry in an undisclosed country in the Middle East. MESF was launched shortly after September 11, 2001. They are active on about twenty campuses across the country, sharing the gospel with students from diverse religious and cultural backgrounds. Their aim is to establish indigenous fellowships of students on the campuses, supported and led by an ... Keep Reading

Summer Update from the Netherlands

Posted December 9, 2016  by: Jacques Brunt |0 Comments

We are grateful and happy to be able to once again report of the work that we have been doing over the past few months. The mere fact that the Lord is willing to use weak people in His divine hands is astonishing to us. I am reminded of the words of the Apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 1:21: “For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not come to know God, God was well-pleased through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe.” Our family st... Keep Reading

September Update from Málaga, Spain | Martin Rizley

Posted December 9, 2016  by: Martin Rizley |0 Comments

In looking back over our first year in Spain, I am thankful for the advances that we have been able to make in establishing our home and initiating our work here. I am also excited about plans for the coming year. Here are a list of motives for thanksgiving and prayer: In a space of less than a year, the Lord has sustained us through two major moves, each of which involved an incredible amount of mental and physical labor as well as countless hours of paperwork. The whole process of establishin... Keep Reading

At the beginning of 2016, HeartCry began supporting Eduardo Aricari in his church-planting efforts in the city of Huaycan, located about an hour outside of Lima. In addition to pastoring, Eduardo also trains pastors and church leaders with a local seminary in various regions of Peru. A young man that I have been discipling, named Yoel has had to travel to the mountains for his studies. The Lord put it on his heart to share what he had been learning with the people in the high regions of Huancav... Keep Reading

Esteban is one of the pastors of Family of Grace Church in Rosario, Argentina, which he and Nicolás Serrano began planting five years ago. This month we have had some new people visit our church meetings on Sundays. The most interesting case is the father of a young member of our church, who started regularly attending the church services a few weeks ago. It is interesting because this man has always been hostile to the gospel. Nonetheless, according the testimony that his son gave about... Keep Reading

Dario Sara is pastoring a congregation in the district of Villa el Salvador, Lima. The following report is an example of the increasing crime rate in Peru. Please continue to pray for the safety of the missionaries and their churches. This month, we survived an attempted robbery just as we had finished one of our services. Some brothers and sisters had already left, while others were enjoying a time of fellowship. The children were running around the door of the church building when we saw two ... Keep Reading

Jose Luis is the co-pastor of “Jesús es la Puerta” (Jesus is the Door) Baptist Church in Mallaritos, just outside of Sullana. He also helps teach and lead the Bible Academy for pastors in the mountains of northern Peru. God is leading us in the preaching of HIs gospel and in the work of making disciples in Mallaritos and in Las Palmeras. We are organizing house visits in order to continue with the work of discipleship here in Mallaritos, and we are also going out every Saturd... Keep Reading

Russia Restricts Religious Freedom and Missionary Activities

Posted December 9, 2016  by: Holden Barry |0 Comments

On July 6th, Russian president Vladimir Putin signed a law restricting a wide range of missionary activity. This directly and significantly impacts all of the pastors and missionaries that HeartCry partners with throughout Eurasia. For this reason, we have disabled the portion of our website where their information was listed. We appreciate your patience as we seek to protect their identities. We are now in the process of rebuilding the Eurasia content of the website and will seek to continue to... Keep Reading

Exploring New Territory

Posted December 9, 2016  by: S. R. |0 Comments

In July of this year, I made my first visit to the African country of Mozambique. This trip was initiated by an invitation from Dr. Charles Woodrow, a missionary doctor who has ministered in Mozambique for 26 years. The grace and wisdom of God at work in Dr. Woodrow is wonderful to behold, and his approach to medical missions is refreshingly biblical. During his years as a practicing surgeon in a government hospital, Dr. Woodrow shared the gospel with thousands of patients. Many of these patient... Keep Reading

Theological Training Done Well in Zambia

Posted December 9, 2016  by: S. R. |0 Comments

“Would HeartCry consider helping fund another ministerial college in Zambia?” This was the question posed to me by Pastor Conrad Mbewe during my January visit to Zambia. We were already partnering with Lusaka Ministerial College in their training of low-income pastors in the capital city and rural Lozi pastors in Western Province. Now Pastor Conrad was asking us to consider an additional partnership with Copperbelt Ministerial College in Ndola. Of course, HeartCry’s financial ... Keep Reading

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Growth of the Lozi Church

Posted December 9, 2016  by: S. R. |0 Comments

In February 2016, Senanga Baptist Church celebrated their third anniversary. Senanga is Kabwata Baptist Church’s first church-plant among the Lozi people in the remote region of Western Province, Zambia. This is the region where my brother and I, with our families, ministered from 2009 to 2011. During those three years as cross-cultural missionaries, we saw very little fruit. In contrast, HeartCry’s first indigenous Lozi missionary, Poniso Kuyumbana, is seeing an average of 75-100 pe... Keep Reading

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Chris Mnguni is a graduate of Christ Seminary in Polokwane, South Africa, and is Zulu in ethnic heritage. He and his wife, Happy, have been sent out by Crystal Park Baptist Church in Benoni to plant a church in Daveyton, a township in Johannesburg. Chris is part of an exciting, growing wave of township church-planters laboring to build biblical churches on the strong foundation of the true gospel and sound doctrine. Testimony of Conversion I was raised by a single parent. My goal in life was t... Keep Reading

Autonomy!

Posted December 9, 2016  by: S. R. |0 Comments

After December 2016, HeartCry will end support for missionary pastor Andrew Zekveld. If this statement stood alone, thoughts might tend toward the negative: “Why is HeartCry ending his support? What has he done?” Actually, in this case, ending support for Andrew is one of the most positive and encouraging steps we can take––it is cause for great rejoicing in our faithful God! You see, HeartCry’s intention never is to support a missionary indefinitely. In order for ... Keep Reading

Bicycles Provided for Pastors in Myanmar

Posted December 9, 2016  by: J. T. |0 Comments

HeartCry Missionary Society was privileged to provide bicycles for missionaries in several remote towns and villages of Myanmar. The missionaries were traveling on foot to evangelize and minister to the churches they serve. Heartcry is deeply appreciative for your prayers and support so that we can provide tools to help the indigenous men serving Christ throughout the world. The following are the missionaries’ testimonies expressing their love to you for your generosity. Zaw Kyaw: “... Keep Reading

War Zone D

Posted December 9, 2016  by: J. T. |0 Comments

War Zone D was the location of fierce battles in the Vietnam War and an area where Christians, along with anti-communist forces, were exiled by the North Vietnamese Army (NVA) following the Paris Peace Accords in 1973. War Zone D was also targeted by the herbicidal war program (Agent Orange) that defoliated leaves, killed the root systems of most plants, and destroyed the agricultural productivity of the lush region. Following the war, all that remained of War Zone D was barren land, exiles of t... Keep Reading

Ganges

Posted December 9, 2016  by: Jeff S. |0 Comments

It is an assault on the senses. As we walk down the narrow streets littered with trash and discarded food, the air is filled with the aroma of burnt corn, mixed with the waste of free-roaming cows. Every turn provides both a familiar smell and an unrecognized odor. Temples, idols, and creatures that appear to belong in a Hollywood horror film stand guard at the head of every street, their shadows growing longer with the setting of the sun. Each of these weather-beaten idols is decorated with fre... Keep Reading

Lisa is the wife of Eddy Solano Koplin, an administrator in Lima, Peru. “He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord!” (I Corinthians 1:31)As I sit down to put into words what I had initially purposed in my heart to share, I have sensed that the Lord would have me to add something more. It is my desire to encourage you in the midst of your trials to seek to glorify God in all of your circumstances. You may have heard the question before, “What is the chief end of man?” ... Keep Reading

Emmy is the wife of Domingos*, a church planter in France. We are Brazilian missionaries in Paris. In this “first world” missionary field, we had grown accustomed to the subtle and wily attacks from the unrighteous. But on a Friday, in November of 2015, terror exposed to the world how truly dark the ‘city of lights’ actually is. During the pregnancy of my second child, I suffered some quite serious ventricular tachycardia (rapid resting heart rate), to the point where t... Keep Reading

Hannah is the wife of Daniel Norén, a church planter in Gothenburg, Sweden. My husband and I work in an immigrant neighborhood in Sweden, and I often meet Syrian refugees together with my children as I take them out to play. (We speak Arabic, which has made a lot of these conversations possible on a deeper level). Here are a few encounters for which I deeply thank the Lord. A lady was playing nearby with her twins, a boy and a girl. I noticed that the children were quite shy and somber,... Keep Reading

Charlene is the wife of Mario Maneville, pastor of Reformed Faith Mission Community Church in Bellville, Cape Town, South Africa. I am excited to see how God is using our small congregation to His glory. I have learned through my journey in these past few years that God is sovereignly in control even when I do not trust or cannot see His plans. I have been going through a difficult time since we moved from Kimberely, in the Northern Cape region, to Cape Town to heed the call of the Lord three ... Keep Reading

Ani is the wife of Ion Tomeci, an evangelist in Timisoara, Romania. They are members of Providenta Church. God is so good, and He works in a wonderful way! We have been holding a Bible study group every Friday night in a home. This environment encouraged the growth of those that were new in Christ, and it was a good opportunity for them to invest in each others’ lives. Our hope has been that every girl would come to know Christ better and learn to be a good testimony to those around them... Keep Reading

Priscilla is the wife of Bill Issa, a church planter in Kampala, Uganda. They have six children: Glory (17), Jonathan (15), Daniel (13), Victor (7), Joshua (4), and Esther (1). There is a young man in our church named Alex whose conversion touched my heart. He is an orphan who became a street kid at a tender age. Later, he was taken from the streets by the biggest Charismatic/Word-of-Faith church here in Kampala, and he became a member of their dance group. By his own testimony, he remained of ... Keep Reading

Helida is the wife of Naphtally Ogallo, a church planter in Eldoret, Kenya. They have two grown children: Tim (24) and Liz (20). I became a Christian in 1973 as a teenager. I trained as a Registered Nurse/Midwife and practiced for eight years. I met my husband Naphtally Ogallo, and we got married on March 31, 1985. We marked our thirty-first wedding anniversary this year, for which we are greatly thankful to God for His sustaining power. My husband became a full-time pastor at Trinity Baptist ... Keep Reading

Gertrude is the wife of German Banda, a church planter in the poor district of John Laing in Lusaka, Zambia. My heart is really encouraged that there are people around the world who are praying for me, my family, and our church. Church-planting is not easy work. We as a family are really thankful for what HeartCry has been doing to support us financially and in prayer. I am grateful that our first-born son, Redson, came to know the Lord last year through the preaching of his father, German. No... Keep Reading

Lidia is the wife of Pavel Purcaci, an evangelist in Anenii Noi, Moldova. I was born into a Christian family with eleven children. I was the eighth child in our family. My parents loved and served the Lord with all their heart, and this was passed to us, the children. In my teenage years, I became a Christian and disciple of Christ. When I was twenty years old, I got married to a man involved in our local church ministry. I was still a student at that time and did not have much opportunity to ... Keep Reading

Macolet (Melly) is the wife of Sam Oluoch, pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Kisumu, Kenya. They have two daughters: Lois (23) and Nila (20). My line of training is secretarial—bookkeeping and accounts. I have been in ministry working alongside my husband for over twenty years. One of the things dear to me is spending time and studying the Bible with the young people, even though there may be no immediate conversions. Scripture encourages me that it is the Holy Spirit’s work to con... Keep Reading

Natalia is the wife of Nicolae Dunas, an evangelist in Cahul, Moldova. My spiritual life began at age thirteen when curiosity drove me to see what Christians do in church. I heard the call of God in a Baptist church in Brinza. I then started to go to every Bible study meeting for teenagers they held, which helped me grow spiritually, and I understood more and more about God. At age seventeen, I was baptized. Right after that, I went to Cluj-Napoca, Romania, to study economics. It was a very di... Keep Reading

Olga is the wife of Gelu Ciorna, a pastor at Immanuel Baptist Church in Cahul, Moldova. They have four children: Robert, Filip, George, and Victoria. I am blessed to support my husband in the youth ministry. Our target is high school and college students. Besides my family duties, I believe my first priority is to pray for the people we serve. Raising my children takes a lot of time—Robert, the oldest, is in school; Filip goes to pre-school; and the two youngest are home with me. I meet ... Keep Reading

Stella is the wife of Marshal Kasongo, a church planter in Chipulukusu in Ndola, Zambia. Iwas raised in a Pentecostal church, so my past understanding of conversion was based on speaking in tongues. At that time, when anyone showed this ability, I was certain that that person was saved; but these were false assumptions about what it means to be conformed to Christ. I lived like that, believing it was normal for people to possess that “gift.” Now, ever since I became reformed in my t... Keep Reading

Gladys is the wife of Arturo Marin, who pastors a Baptist church in San Martin, Peru. I was born in the city of Lima, Peru, and I was converted to Christ when I was a young girl. I met Arturo in the Baptist Church of Chorrillos. Being two very incompatible people, it is quite impressive how the Lord joined us together in marriage and then called us to missionary work. It was also impressive how the Lord providentially prepared us for the work of missions during the time that Arturo was put in t... Keep Reading

Lena is the wife of Vitalii Rusnac, a church planter in Cernauti, Ukraine. I am very thankful to God because, by His mercy, He has blessed me with the greatest blessing of all: the call to live together with Him—looking only to Him and serving only Him. By His grace, I was born into a Christian family. I attended Sunday school from when I was little, and I had the opportunity to hear about Christ often. As I went to school, I decided to study the piano; and then I continued to pursue musi... Keep Reading

Hanh is the wife of Danh*, a pastor in Vietnam. I was born into a family that followed natural worship. There were numerous gods in which my grandparents and my parents believed. Whenever we had problems—for example, when one member in my family had a disease—my parents would offer sacrifices and beg those gods to save the life of the family member. Seeing my parents practice these things, I imitated them and believed these gods could save me too—even though I did not understa... Keep Reading

Bao is the wife of Jian*, a church planter in China. I was brought to Christianity through the influence of my mother. This was how the Lord chose to save me, and it was completely the grace of God for me to become His child. My mother heard the gospel through her sister, before I was born. During that time, she had anemia and was seriously ill. In the beginning, she believed in the Lord because she wanted to be healed of her own sickness. After a few years (when I was still young), she had a s... Keep Reading

Dana is the wife of George Serban, a church planter in Stoienesti, Romania. I was born and raised in a family of nominal Orthodox Christians. However, I had no idea who God was, and I had hardly even heard about God. This was because my father was an alcoholic and violent and did not want us to have anything to do with church. So, I never went to church. When I was eleven, my mother decided to divorce my father. There were six of us children, and because we were under the age of eighteen, we we... Keep Reading

Nicola is originally from England and is the wife of Luis Ramirez, a Peruvian church planter in Tokyo, Japan. The Lord saved me when I was studying at university. There I had made Christian friends for the first time, and they took me to church, where I heard the gospel. I had considered myself a Christian beforehand, as I occasionally read my Bible, but when I heard about my sinful condition and how I stood before God, I finally understood my need to repent and ask His forgiveness. I spe... Keep Reading

Eliane is the wife of Igor Dias Ramos, an evangelist and teacher in São José dos Campos, Brazil. I lived twenty-one years of my life lost in the darkness of Catholicism, but I got to the point where I could no longer live like that. I lived a sad life and looked for satisfaction in friendships, college, and boyfriends until one day I came to the altar of a cathedral. Looking up, I fixed my eyes on the image of what I had been told was Jesus, and I said: “I know that you exis... Keep Reading

Laboring For Christ

Posted April 28, 2016  by: Paul Washer |0 Comments

hc86-150x263 EquippingGospel Messengers Sowing Gospel Seed As we prepare this edition of the HeartCry Magazine, winter is passing, and spring is almost upon us. The weather grows warmer, the days lengthen, and the ground is thawing. Soon everything will be coming to life for another cycle of spring and summer until winter draws near again and causes all g... Keep Reading

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Marian ministers among the Gypsies in the village of Frunzanesti, where he pastors a church that he planted several years ago. The village has two gangs that are very hostile to each other and is therefore in a constant state of fear because of the ongoing crime. Marian’s prayer is that the church will be used of the Lord to bring about unity among the Gypsies, who have lived in hate for so many years. Recently, he experienced a wonderful encounter of God’s blessing in the town of Pa... Keep Reading

God's Grace - Romania

Posted April 28, 2016 |0 Comments

by Constantin Gheoanca Constantin, known as Costel to his friends and fellow workers, is a church planter in Bucharest, the capital city of Romania. He recently planted Adonai Church of Bucharest and is serving as its pastor. He is married and has two children. Costel speaks English very well and is an excellent translator. He has a great gift for sharing the gospel with the people of Bucharest. The following is his most recent update. Dear brothers: It is time to give again a testimony about ... Keep Reading

Heber and his family have recently returned to his hometown in northern Spain, where he is training leaders both locally as well as in the Berea Seminary in Leon. Through Grace Ministries International, HeartCry is helping Heber and his family with a portion of their monthly support. The following is Heber’s first report since returning to Spain as a missionary. By God’s grace, it has already been four months since we arrived in Spain, and He has sustained and helped us with His han... Keep Reading

Opon graduating from seminary in the United States, Martin became a missionary to Spain, where he served as a church planter and itinerant preacher. After returning to the States for some years, he and his family have once again returned as missionaries to Spain in order for Martin to help train church leaders in the congregation in Málaga. He also helps pastor the church and promote evangelistic efforts. Dear Friends in Christ: We have just marked the completion of four months since we ... Keep Reading

Ruxi is part of a team that evangelizes and disciples students from various universities in Bucharest, Romania. She has had some major health problems over the past few years, but in spite of the physical and emotional burden, she presses on to engage students with the gospel. In this report, Ruxi gives a brief update on her health and then shares about her ministry endeavors. I have just started a very aggressive treatment. Please pray that I will be able to bear and endure it, as the doctor e... Keep Reading

Peter is working to plant biblical churches in Germany. Throughout the week, he is teaching, preaching, and evangelizing in the streets. Peter is a member of the Reformed Baptist Church in Wetzlar (Hessen). He is married to Priscilla, and they have two young boys – Josiah and Elias. Dearly and highly esteemed partners in the gospel: I thank you for taking the time to read this report; I am very grateful for your support and your intercession on our behalf. I truly appreciate your faithful... Keep Reading

Mission Report - Daniel Noren, Sweden

Posted April 28, 2016  by: Luke Nash |0 Comments

daniel-n-smlDaniel is a native Swede living and ministering in Bergsjön, a suburb of Gothenburg. This is an immigrant area with 144 nationalities and many unreached people groups represented. Daniel is passionate to reach out both to immigrants and to his fellow Swedes. He is serving as an elder in the church plant Gothenburg International Baptist Churc... Keep Reading

Christmas Morning - Siberia

Posted April 28, 2016  by: Holden Barry |0 Comments

21023870472_6995f6337e_oHeartCry missionary Gennady Mikhailov receives the newest theological books in Russian at the latest conference in Siberia. One of the more fun things that we do here at HeartCry is give doctrinally sound books to indigenous pastors in their own language. Why is this so fun? Mainly because of ... Keep Reading

Three New Missionaries in Zambia

Posted April 28, 2016  by: S. R. |0 Comments

It is our great privilege to introduce three new missionaries working in Zambia. Please pray for the work as it continues to expand beyond Zambia and into all of Africa. Sangwani Mtika Sangwani recently completed a pastoral internship under Pastor Ngoma at Calvary Baptist Church in the city of Chipata. Chipata is located on Zambia’s eastern border with Malawi. In June 2015, Sangwani was ordained and sent out by Calvary Baptist to plant a church in the Magazine district of Chipata. The fo... Keep Reading

Spiritual Warfare - N. India

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by Kunal M. After graduating from a theological seminary in 1991, Kunal began his ministry as a church planter in India. He is currently pastoring a church in a city of northern India, and he is burdened for preaching the gospel in the surrounding villages that are still unreached. He has been able to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ in over fifty villages that had previously never been reached, and he continues to labor in this ministry of evangelism. This report contains several prayer reque... Keep Reading

by Yehoshua (S. India) Yehoshua was born in a Hindu family of the Dalit caste, which is made up of those who are considered the “untouchables” of India. After he was converted, the Lord called him to serve in the ministry. He is now the pastor of a church in southern India and is taking courses at a Bible institute. This report contains information about his new members. Praise the Lord for His faithfulness! I just wanted to give you an update on the work of the Lord here. The gosp... Keep Reading

Autonomy! - North India

Posted April 28, 2016  by: Jeff S. |0 Comments

The following is an interview with Rehir G. of North India. Rehir has been in the ministry since 1995. At first, he was an evangelist and traveled all over his district sharing the good news of Jesus. In 2001, he began training other missionaries to better equip them for service. He now continues in both of these ministries, in addition to his role of pastor at his local church. The following is an interview with Rehir that was conducted by India coordinator Jeff S. in August of 2015. Jeff S. &... Keep Reading

A Call To Prayer - Russia

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Andrey is a graduate of the Samara Center for Biblical Training. He pastors a young church in Omsk, Siberia, which he helped establish in 2008. Andrey is a man who has been radically transformed by the grace and power of Christ. He is committed to being a godly husband and father as well as shepherding the people of God. Peace to you, dear servants of Christ! With another month passing by we are getting closer and closer to the wonderful conclusion of our pilgrimage and labor in this life on ea... Keep Reading

Alexey is a graduate of the Samara Center for Biblical Training. He and his family have accepted a request by a small group of believers in St. Petersburg to plant a church there. St. Petersburg is the second-largest city in Russia (10 million people), and the need for more Bible-centered, Christ-exalting churches is enormous. Alexey began his church-planting efforts there in the fall of 2013. In the following is recorded Alexey’s thoughts about last year’s HeartCry conference in St.... Keep Reading

Deepest gratitude - Germany

Posted April 27, 2016 |0 Comments

Peter Schild Peter is working to plant biblical churches in Germany. Throughout the week, he and his co-worker, Nathanael Armisen, are teaching, preaching and evangelizing in the streets. Peter is a member of the Reformed Baptist Church in Wetzlar (Hessen). He is married to Priscilla and the father of Josiah and Elijah. Dear highly esteemed partners in the gospel: I am writing to you to express my deepest gratitude to those who make it possible for me to live and to serve full-time in the mini... Keep Reading

Deep thanks from Romania

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Sorin Prodan Sorin serves as the HeartCry Director in Eastern Europe. He directs ministries in Romania, Moldova, and Ukraine. His responsibilities include overseeing and training our missionaries in evangelism, discipleship, and church planting. Sorin is also planting a church in the Romanian city of Brasov. It’s been now more than fifteen years since HeartCry started to support church planters in Eastern Europe, under a sound Biblical teaching, and a healthy vision of investing in indig... Keep Reading

Warmly grateful - Middle East

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Dr. Andrew* Dr. Andrew is a church planter in the Middle East. He and his wife have been called to build up and equip the Arabic speaking churches in the Muslim world by teaching them the Bible and mobilizing them to plant indigenous churches among difficult-to-reach Arab communities. Dear brothers and sisters: A quick look at the situation in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) reveals a diverse picture of countries that live in devastating civil war and violence like Syrian, Iraq, Yemen,... Keep Reading

Ivan Tassara graduated from a Bible academy in the Dominican Republic and is now serving as the pastor of the church “Jesus is the Only Hope” in Sullana, Peru. We are very grateful for your support. We thank God for putting in your heart the desire to give, and we also thank each of you because you have given according to your ability, and in some cases even beyond your ability. For us it has been a great help, since through your support you have provided for our needs, and above al... Keep Reading

Walter Isse is a native of Argentina, and is currently pastoring “La Iglesia del Salvador” church in Barranco, Lima, Peru. One of my primary responsibilities is to preach the Word of God every Sunday. Some years ago I was carrying out this responsibility, but at the same time I had a full-time job alongside the ministry. The job was located far from my home, and between the two and a half hour commute and a nine hour workday it required much of my time. I devoted the additional... Keep Reading

Jose Luis is the co-pastor of “Jesus es la Puerta” (Jesus is the Door) Baptist Church, Sullana, Peru. He also teaches and leads the theological education by extension in several rural locations. Beloved brothers and sisters: I thank God for the way He has used each of you in the extension of the kingdom of God in all the world. Your prayers, donations, and love for God’s work have caused the gospel to run forward in our country. Churches have been edified, missionaries have be... Keep Reading

Wehrner Pancorbo is the pastor of the church “Iglesia Cristiana de Gracia” (Grace Christian Church) in Cuzco, Peru. I thank God for the opportunity to serve Him in the work of the ministry and to be part of the group of believers that serve Him in all the world. At the same time, I give many thanks to all of the brothers and sisters who support HeartCry, and who, month after month, are faithful stewards in the use of the money that God has given them. Your support provides for ... Keep Reading

After graduating from Delhi University, Raphu worked for seven years as an evangelist with India’s Campus Crusade for Christ. Afterwards, he began praying that the Lord would lead him to do church planting among an unreached people group in South Asia. Providentially, he met HeartCry missionary Rebekah, and the two have recently been married and are now working in Bhutan. Dear HeartCry Supporters: First of all, we would like to take this opportunity to express our heartfelt thanks for you... Keep Reading

Numerous thanks - South India

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Vijay, sent back to India by Bethlehem Baptist Church after finishing seminary in the United States, has started an indigenous missionary organization which aims at equipping and supporting church planters among South Asia’s least reached people. In many ways, his ministry is built upon the foundation that his father laid after 30 years of faithful ministry in rural parts of South India. Please pray for him as he labors in this work. Greetings in Jesus name! I just wanted to say thank you... Keep Reading

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Connor H. is working with a group of HeartCry missionaries in a very unreached part of North India. His ministry involves church planting and leadership training. Dear Saints in Christ: I pray that you are near the Son of God, trusting in Him, and growing into His likeness day by day. Our journey is so short, and each day given to us is an opportunity to know and become more and more like Him. My prayer for you is that you would strive by His Spirit in this journey to Christlikeness. I’m... Keep Reading

Extremely grateful - Belarus

Posted April 27, 2016 |0 Comments

Belarus - Slava V. Slava is a pastor of a Baptist church in Belarus and the director of “Gospel and Reformation,” a ministry that translates and publishes sound theological resources into Russian. HeartCry began supporting Slava in November of 2011. Belarus is a ‘restricted’ nation with regard to the gospel and church planting. As a result the church there faces many obstacles. As the head of a Russian Christian publishing house, I can firmly say that it is difficult to... Keep Reading

Sincere thanks - Siberia

Posted April 27, 2016 |0 Comments

Siberia Vladimir Radzihovski HeartCry has been privileged to partner with Brother Vladimir since 2003. He and his family labor among the peoples of Siberia. Physically and spiritually, this is a very difficult place both to live and to work due to the harshness of climate as well as the vast and rugged landscape. It is an undesirable place in almost every way, and only a small percentage of the world’s population calls it their home, nevertheless, the need is great! My wife and I moved ... Keep Reading

Bakhid is pastor of a church in Northern Kazakhstan. He is a graduate of the Samara Center for Biblical Training and is a part of their fellowship of pastors. In addition to his regular preaching activities, Bakhid is also very active in evangelism among the Muslim Kazakhs in his area (They make up the majority of the population). Due to new laws and regulations imposed by the government, Christians in Kazakhstan are now losing their religious freedom. Greetings to you all who are involved in s... Keep Reading

Spain - Ruben Videira In September of 2014, Ruben and his family were sent out by Grace Ministries International to begin training pastors in Ruben’s home country through the Berea Bible Seminary in Leon. The seminary focuses on training pastors, elders, and other men in leadership in expository preaching through seminars and conferences. Through Grace Ministries International, HeartCry is helping Ruben and his family with a portion of their monthly support. It is a blessing to write and... Keep Reading

Daniel is a native Swede living and ministering in Bergsjön, which is a suburb of Gothenburg. This is an immigrant area with 144 nationalities and many unreached people groups represented. Daniel is passionate to reach out both to immigrants and his fellow Swedes. He also serves as an elder in the church plant, “Gothenburg International Baptist Church” (http://gibk.se). Daniel’s ministry includes preaching and teaching the word of God, evangelism, counselling, and discipli... Keep Reading

Thank you from Asia

Posted April 27, 2016  by: J. T. |0 Comments

Cambodia - Chhinho S. Chhinho is the pastor of Shalom Church and leader for the Shalom Mission to Cambodia, a church planting ministry intent on reaching the Khmer people. Dear Donors: I am writing to express my thanks to you for your generous support which has released me to devote myself full-time to the ministry of Shalom Mission Cambodia. Your commitment and generosity is sincerely appreciated. Your support has enabled our ministry to reach many souls throughout the kingdom of Cambodi... Keep Reading

Luis R. and his wife Nicola have been serving the Lord in Japan since 2004. They are primarily laboring among the large Latin American community in Tokyo. Dear Brothers and Sisters: The Lord saved me in a church that was planted in Peru by Pastor Paul Washer. Following my conversion, I was involved in biblical training, growing in my understanding of sound doctrine, preaching the gospel in a number of cities of South America, and building churches in the Peruvian Amazon. Afterwards, our Lord s... Keep Reading

Samuel is a pastor and missionary leader in South India whom HeartCry began partnering with in February 2013. He is married with two children. Together with his father, Samuel oversees a missionary organization that is currently supporting and training several pastors who labor in the villages surrounding his city. Dear Brothers and Sisters: Greetings in the name of our Lord, Saviour, and Redeemer, Jesus Christ! We know we have only one mission this side of eternity, and that is to glorify our... Keep Reading

After graduating from Grace Bible College, Sunder primarily worked planting a church in Gujarat, India. In 2004, he moved back to his native state in South India, where God has graciously used him to plant another church. We are writing to express our deepest thanks for your support through the years to Light House church. Words cannot express how much we appreciate your prayers and financial sacrifices on our behalf. Simply stated, if it were not for the generous gifts provided by you, we coul... Keep Reading

Ranjit K. And Team After working for seven years to plant a church in Nepal, Ranjit returned to his native state in North India to plant churches where there is very little gospel light. He is now working in five villages and has seen the Lord open many doors. He has also built many relationships as a result of his willingness to serve the people around him. Ranjit also occasionally teaches in a seminary nearby. Dear brothers and sisters in the Lord: Greetings in Christ Jesus name! On behalf o... Keep Reading

hc85-150x263Here at HeartCry we wanted to create a special edition that had one great purpose - To communicate our thankfulness for all your prayers and financial support over the years! A few months ago we sent out a e-mail to many of our missionaries around the globe asking for short letters of “thank you” to all of you who pray for and suppor... Keep Reading

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Thank you from Africa

Posted April 26, 2016  by: S. R. |0 Comments

ZAMBIA Conrad Mbewe Pastor Mbewe and his fellow elders at Kabwata Baptist Church are spearheading all our church-planting efforts in Zambia and throughout Africa. Dear HeartCry Partners and Supporters: As we work together with HeartCry Missionary Society to further the cause of the gospel in Africa, the words of the apostle Paul come to mind: “I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership... Keep Reading

HeartCry Magazine | Issue 84

Posted November 11, 2015  by: Paul Washer |0 Comments

Summer has been overtaken by fall, which will soon give way to winter. I sometimes think that God has given us four seasons so that we might be reminded of the passing of time and the brevity of our lives. For the unbeliever, this is a dreaded sign that life is as fleeting as a wisp of smoke or a morning vapor dissipated by the heat of midday. But for the believer, it is a cordial reminder that the night which overtakes us will quickly give way to a swift sunrise and a beautiful dawn. It also se... Keep Reading

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hc84-150x263Our guest author is the founding pastor of Cincinnati Primitive Baptist Church and the director of the radio ministry, “Baptist Bible Hour.” One of the hallmarks of his ministry has been an emphasis on exegetical teaching, with a very practical and personal application. Lasserre and his wife Emily have three grown ... Keep Reading

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A New Meeting Tent, Bibles, and a Conference

Posted November 11, 2015  by: Luke Nash |0 Comments

Eddy Solano, who serves with HeartCry as the administrator in Peru, recently made a trip to the northern mountains to help with the purchase and assembly of a large meeting tent and the distribution of two hundred Bibles. HeartCry purchased the meeting tent in order to provide a more suitable teaching environment in the hot, sunny Andes Mountains. The tent will be used for conferences in Pacaipampa as well as for the regular modules of the Bible Institute for pastors, in which over fifty student... Keep Reading

In 2013, HeartCry donated the boat El Chasqui del Rey (The King’s Messenger) to missionaries Micah Tuttle and Jairo Sangama, who labor in Peru’s jungle. In a short clip (which can be seen at the website link provided below) from a recent trip up the Huallaga River, Micah expresses his thankfulness once again for those who made the gift possible and shares how the boat continues to be used for ministry throughout the villages that lie along the river. By God’s grace, the boat ha... Keep Reading

Striving to live worthy of the Gospel

Posted November 11, 2015  by: Holden Barry |0 Comments

By Dimitry R. Dimitry planted a church in the city of Yekaterinburg, Siberia, Russia, in 2010. He continues laboring as their pastor there along with his young family. Dimitry graduated from the Samara Center for Biblical Training and is a part of their fellowship of pastors. He is regarded as being an exceptional preacher and teacher of the Word of God. HeartCry began supporting Dimitry in February of 2012. Iam glad to write to you once again about how the Lord continues His work in our small... Keep Reading

Biblical Church Leadership

Posted November 11, 2015  by: Holden Barry |0 Comments

By Eugene M. Eugene is a graduate of the Samara Center for Biblical Training. He is pastor of a church in Isil’kul, Siberia, Russia. HeartCry began supporting Eugene in October of 2012. He is married and has four sons. I greet you, my friends, in the love of Jesus! Last month, a man in our church named Sergey was ordained to the pastoral ministry and chosen to work with me as a fellow elder in our church. We rented a café building for this special event. We sang songs, and then I ... Keep Reading

Ministry update and plans to move south

Posted November 11, 2015  by: Holden Barry |0 Comments

By Bakhid N. Bakhid is pastor of a church in Northern Kazakhstan. He is a graduate of the Samara Center for Biblical Training and is a part of their fellowship of pastors. In addition to his regular preaching activities, Bakhid is also very active in evangelism among the Muslim Kazakhs in his area, who make up the majority of the population. Due to new government laws and regulations, Christians in Kazakhstan are now losing their religious freedom. NEWS FROM OUR FAMILY I thank you all for you... Keep Reading

Two new books in russian

Posted November 11, 2015  by: Holden Barry |0 Comments

Screenshot 2015-11-11 10.21.32The second volume in the “Recovering the Gospel” series, entitled The Gospel Call and True Conversion, has been translated into Russian. Multiple copies have just been printed in Belarus by the Evangelical publishing house, Gospel and Reformation. They are diligently working to complete ... Keep Reading

Netherlands Update | Jacques Brunt

Posted November 11, 2015  by: Luke Nash |0 Comments

Jacques T. Brunt is an itinerant preacher, teacher, and evangelist in the Netherlands. He was born in 1979 and converted to Christianity in 2000. He is the youngest of five children and was raised in a Dutch Reformed family. He was married to Annette in 2004, and they have three children: Levi, Boaz, and Jesse. Jacques’ ministry can be divided into three specific areas. He is a leader and teacher for Heart Cry Netherlands (Stichting Heart Cry), he is a teacher in his local Baptist church i... Keep Reading

Update from Frankfurt | Peter Schild

Posted November 11, 2015  by: Luke Nash |0 Comments

Peter is working to plant biblical churches in Frankfurt, Germany. Throughout the week, he and his coworker, Nathanael Armisen, are teaching, preaching, and evangelizing in the streets. Peter is a member of the Reformed Baptist Church in Wetzlar. He and his wife Priscilla have two children: Josiah and Elia. This month I took several weeks off to stay home while my wife was in her confinement period after the delivery of our second son, Elia. I took care of her, Josiah, and the household. This t... Keep Reading

Doing the Work of an Evangelist | Adrian Augustin

Posted November 11, 2015  by: Luke Nash |0 Comments

Adrian, who is called Adi by his friends and colleagues, lives in the city of Brasov, Romania. He and his wife Paula have three daughters. Adi serves Providence Church in Brasov as an evangelist. His bold preaching and powerful presentation of the gospel has given him a unique ministry in the community. Iwant to praise the Lord for being able to write to you once again from the gospel battle field. The battle is getting fierce; it is like hand-to-hand combat with the enemy.We continue taking th... Keep Reading

Evangelism in Prato, Italy

Posted November 11, 2015  by: Luke Nash |0 Comments

Emanuel Ivan pastors Maranatha Church in Firenze (Florence), Italy. Maranatha is a congregation of Romanian and Gypsy converts who came to Italy for work to provide for their families back in Eastern Europe. The following is a portion of Emanuel's April report. We continued doing personal evangelism in Prato. On April 2nd, I visited with a group of brothers and sisters. One of our sisters talked to several young ladies who were involved in prostitution (the sister who was witnessing to them did... Keep Reading

Gospel Encounters | Alex Palade

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Alex Palade, one of our university missionaries, is a passionate evangelist who longs to bring people to Jesus. Fearless in his approach, he faithfully plants gospel seeds wherever he ministers. The following are a couple of his encounters last month. Irecently met an Orthodox man named Eduard. His mother (a Romanian) and his father (a Muslim)are currently living in Syria. Eduard told me that he was feeling lost, and he had this emptiness in his heart. He didn’t know how God saw him or ho... Keep Reading

Ruxi is part of a team that evangelizes and disciples students from various universities in Bucharest. Her ministry involves leading evangelistic camps and conducting weekly Bible studies with Christians and seekers in Bucharest. Ruxi is also one of the team translators for HeartCry in Romania. She assists with translation in conferences and proofreads books that are translated and published by HeartCry into the Romanian language. In spite of a physically trying season, Ruxi continues to lovingl... Keep Reading

Florin moved to the city of Tulcea, Romania, in 2011. He is a member of Bethel Baptist Church and is working as a church planter on the Danube Delta and the mountains of Macin. In addition to church planting, he is seeking to revive the small and abandoned works throughout the region. The county of Tulcea has a population of 260,000 inhabitants, and only about 400 people claim to be Evangelical. In the following, Florin shares about his gospel labor in Tulcea. In April, I continued to go to Sul... Keep Reading

Two New Converts | Romania

Posted November 11, 2015 |0 Comments

Anatol is the HeartCry national director for Moldova. He pastors Immanuel Baptist Church in Cahul and oversees teams in Anenii Noi and Cahul. Anatol has also planted four other churches in the area. He and his wife Nadia have three children: David, Paul, and Florin. In this recent report, Anatol shares testimonies from two new converts: Marina and Valentina. MARINA'S TESTIMONYIgrew up in an Orthodox family, and my mother taught me how to pray the Lord’s Prayer as a child. In our neighborh... Keep Reading

Leonid has planted a small church among the Russian Jews in a city in Israel. Though the church is small, their hope is that God might use them to bring many hearts to His Son. In addition to his pastoral duties, Leonid helps Antony Simon and others with their evangelistic tour ministry, performs evangelistic concerts in cities throughout Israel, and writes articles about Israel that are published in various Christian magazines. He has recently published these articles in a book entitled Around ... Keep Reading

Answered Prayer in the Middle East

Posted November 11, 2015  by: Josh C. |0 Comments

On July 7th, we received an urgent prayer request from Dr. Andrew*, who works in an undisclosed location in the Middle East. On August 20th, we received notice that the Lord had answered our prayers. Below are the updates. JULY 7, 2015I just received a phone call that the secret police have contacted our team in order to investigate the funds that we receive from HeartCry and their purpose. Then the bank also contacted us with many questions asking about the funds we receive. Because of this, I... Keep Reading

Amal's Story

Posted November 11, 2015  by: Josh C. |0 Comments

Amal is a woman living in the Middle East. This is her testimony as recorded by Dr. Andrew. My story started thirty-eight years ago. My mother died six months after I was born, and from then on I was raised by my father. When I turned five years old, my father started working long days without any time off, and so I spent my days with the neighbors until my father came home. My neighbors happened to be Christians, so at their house I would often hear verses and stories from the Bible or Christi... Keep Reading

Ministry Overview | Pacaipampa, Peru

Posted November 11, 2015  by: Luke Nash |0 Comments

Nicomedes is the pastor of a church in Pacaipampa, in the northern region of Peru. While he is devoted to this church, the Lord has also used him and the congregation there to start several other church plants in villages throughout the region. In the church that I pastor, I am preparing two more men for the pastoral ministry. Two days a week, we meet to study together. Also, as a church we are carrying out a study every Thursday evening on the duties of husbands and wives, as well as mothers a... Keep Reading

Seeing The Lord's faithfulness in Cuzco

Posted November 11, 2015  by: Luke Nash |0 Comments

Wehrner is the pastor of the church Iglesia Cristiana de Gracia (Grace Christian Church) in Cuzco, Peru. He moved from Chiclayo, Peru, with his family and began this new work in February of 2013. The Lord has shown His faithfulness this month toward all of us in the church, as He continues to sustain us by His grace and mercy. We are growing in the knowledge of the Lord, and in each of our meetings together we are setting our minds and hearts on Christ and His work on our behalf. As I mentione... Keep Reading

Training Conference in Pacaipampa, Peru

Posted November 11, 2015  by: Luke Nash |0 Comments

Recently, HeartCry sponsored a five-day training conference in the region of Pacaipampa, Peru. About fifty-five pastors and teachers traveled many hours through the mountains and the rain to a small town in Pacaipampa called San Luis. Throughout the week, the fifty-five men met in a small church building and received instruction on the topics of Expository Preaching and the Doctrine of the Scriptures, taught by HeartCry missionaries Jose Luis Siancas and Javier Carhuapoma. Along with the teachin... Keep Reading

Last week, pastors from across Peru’s jungles came together for a week of training carried out by Reaching and Teaching Ministries, headed by Dr. David Sills. Every few months Reaching and Teaching Ministries travels down for these week-long trainings of jungle pastors, gathering in the small village of Chazuta along the Huallaga River. Since 2014, HeartCry has worked toward providing the pastors that faithfully attend the courses with a basic pastoral library. During the most recent gathe... Keep Reading

Radio Preaching Ministry

Posted November 11, 2015  by: Luke Nash |0 Comments

Urbano is serving as a missionary within the association of churches in the region of Pacaipampa, Peru. He travels and teaches in the churches of the association and also helps in the development of new church plants. By the grace of Christ, I am continuing to preach every weekday from 6 to 7 PM on the radio. I am preaching on the topics of expository preaching (based on John MacArthur’s book) and also on the priority of prayer in preaching. Brothers and sisters, thanks be to God that by ... Keep Reading

Evangelism and Growth In Malawi

Posted November 10, 2015 |0 Comments

Brother Mala is pastoring Antioch Baptist Church in Blantyre, Malawi, where he has been laboring since 2008. Our dear praying and supporting friends, I would like to thank you for taking the time to pray for my family and the ministry here in Blantyre. I hope that you will find this update encouraging, that you will be given a better sense of our affairs, and indeed that you will even see in it answers to your prayers on our behalf. We are rejoicing in the work the Lord is doing here in Malawi!... Keep Reading

Thus far the lord has led us!

Posted November 10, 2015  by: S. R. |0 Comments

BY MATTHEWS FIKATI With HeartCry’s support, Matthews completed the one-year pastoral internship program at Kabwata Baptist Church in December of 2013. In April of 2014, with the recommendation of KBC’s elders, he was sent out to plant a church in Chambishi, Zambia. Greetings to you in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ! With a heart full of gratitude to the Lord, I would like to update you on the workings of God in the life of the church here in Chambishi. CHURCH HISTORY ... Keep Reading

God's commitment to saving his Precious souls

Posted November 10, 2015  by: S. R. |0 Comments

By Wege Sinyangwe Wege is a member of Mt. Makulu Baptist Church and a graduate of Kabwata Baptist Church’s pastoral internship program (2011). In the early months of 2012, Mt. Makulu sent Wege out to spearhead a church plant in the Chilanga area of Lusaka, Zambia. There are times when mission work seems difficult, particularly to those of us who are on the ground. There is often a feeling of doubt, as if perhaps we did not hear God’s call properly. Our desire is to see results as s... Keep Reading

Suffer hardship as a good soldier

Posted November 10, 2015  by: J. T. |0 Comments

Jamey T. is one of the HeartCry coordinators for Asia. He wrote the following report upon his return from training men in Cambodia and China. Charles T. Studd remarked, “Difficulties, dangers, disease, death, or divisions don’t deter any but Chocolate Soldiers from executing God’s will.” During my last trip overseas I met men who have experienced difficulties, dangers, disease, death, and division and were not deterred from following Christ. They live in nations where li... Keep Reading

Church Plant In China

Posted November 10, 2015  by: J. T. |0 Comments

Gaius* is married and has one child. He grew up in a Christian family and was converted as a youth while attending a summer camp. He is now working to establish a healthy church in a large urban area of China. Greeting brothers and sisters! Thanks be to God for bringing us through this month! Thank you and all those who work with you for your support of my ministry. I give thanks to God for this and pray He remembers your efforts. I preached two Lord’s Days this month and am still workin... Keep Reading

The Harvest Is Plentiful | By Sunder R.

Posted November 10, 2015  by: Jeff S. |0 Comments

After graduating from Grace Bible College, Sunder primarily worked as a church planter in Gujarat, India. After planting a church, he moved back to his native state in South India in 2004. Since moving, God has graciously used him and allowed him to plant another church. Last week, I was blessed to visit and teach in a small village church about four hundred kilometers away. This was a very special trip for me, for I was able to reunite with Pastor Asa*. In 1998, God graciously used me to lead ... Keep Reading

The Madman Cured

Posted November 10, 2015  by: Jeff S. |0 Comments

Seth* was raised in a devout Hindu home and was saved from his idolatrous tradition when he was invited to a church in his home village. After his conversion he studied at a Bible school for three years and was then sent to North India for the purpose of evangelism and church planting. Praise be to God, who has enabled me and my wife Serah* (along with both our children) to serve the Lord here in the northern part of India. We are thankful and amazed that He is using us for the advancement of H... Keep Reading

The Godly Woman - Becoming Esther

Posted October 13, 2015  by: Charo Washer |0 Comments

“A wife of noble character who can find?...” "“Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”" ~ 1 Samuel 16:7 "“Before a girl’s turn came to go in to King Xerxes, she had to complete twelve months of beauty treatments prescribed for the women, six months in oil of myrrh and six with perfumes and cosmetics. And this is how she would go to the king...”" ~ Esther 2:12-13 I have always been amazed at the kind of preparatio... Keep Reading

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Staying the Course

Posted October 13, 2015  by: Paul Washer |0 Comments

hc83-150x263Walking though the last twenty-five years of the HeartCry Missionary Society has been a privilege beyond anything I could have ever imagined for my life, and yet, it has not been an easy road. There have been trials and tribulations that I would have never chosen for myself and that I would not want to repeat. Each year leaves my hair more gray, ... Keep Reading

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Missionary Spotlight: Brian Mutale, Zambia

Posted October 13, 2015  by: Forrest Hite |0 Comments

Brian is a church planter in Monze, Zambia, a small town 180 kilometers south of the capital city of Lusaka. He planted Monze Reformed Baptist Church in 2009, under the leadership of Kabwata Baptist Church. Brian is also a graduate of Kabwata Baptist Church’s pastoral internship program. Paxina is his wife and fellow worker. BRIAN'S TESTIMONY OF CONVERSION My full name is Brian Elias Mutale, and I come from a family of eight children, of which I am the first-born. I grew up in a Rom... Keep Reading

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Earthquake In Nepal

Posted October 13, 2015 |0 Comments

Sarvajit graduated from a seminary in North India in 2010 and returned to Nepal in order to work alongside his father. He has a great desire to evangelize the Nepalese and to help believers grow in their understanding of the Scriptures. Pray for him as he serves the church in Nepal. Greetings in the Name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. On Saturday morning, April 25, 2015, an earthquake hit Nepal in Barpak Village in the Gorkha District. We were at the end of our worship service when sudden... Keep Reading

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South India Update By Sunder R.

Posted October 13, 2015 |0 Comments

After graduating from Grace Bible College, Brother Sunder primarily worked as a church planter in Gujarat, India. After planting a church, he moved back to his native state in South India in 2004. Since moving, God has graciously used him and allowed him to plant another church. Greetings to you all. I wanted to send a brief update about the work of God here in South India. MY FAMILY Thank you for praying for us. Please pray for my wife Glory, as she has been suffering with a headache for a l... Keep Reading

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China Update By Gaius

Posted October 13, 2015 |0 Comments

Gaius (identity protected) is married and has one child. He grew up in a Christian family and was converted as a youth while attending a summer camp. He is now working to establish a healthy church in a large urban area of China. Dear Brothers, peace in the Lord! I thank God for leading us through another month. May God remember all you have given to help us in His Name! Please keep praying for the salvation of my young son. Please also pray that my wife and I might fulfill our responsibility t... Keep Reading

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Gennady Mikhailov is a church planter and pastor in the Irkutsk region of Siberia. Together with the fellowship of pastors there, Gennady is also working in evangelism and church planting among the many surrounding villages and cities. HeartCry began supporting Gennady in April of 2012. TESTIMONY OF CONVERSION I was born into a family of unbelievers, where Russian Orthodox traditions and holidays were observed, but God was never worshiped in a way that the Scriptures dictate. God began s... Keep Reading

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Please join us in praying for Gennady and the church in Irkutsk. HeartCry not only supports Gennady, but also has committed to provide the funds necessary for the missionary trips mentioned in Gennady’s report below. Pray that the Lord might greatly bless the outreach and church-planting efforts of our dear brother. Peace and grace to you from our Lord Jesus Christ. I thank the Lord for His mercy to us who are sinners saved by His grace. I am also thankful to HeartCry ... Keep Reading

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Slava is a pastor of a Baptist church and the director of Gospel and Reformation, a ministry that translates and publishes sound theological resources into Russian. HeartCry began supporting Slava in November 2011. Belarus is a “restricted” nation concerning the Gospel and church planting. As a result, the church in Belarus faces many obstacles. TESTIMONY OF CONVERSION Iwas born in the Soviet Union in 1977. My family was atheistic, just as nearly every other family in the U.S.... Keep Reading

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Daniel is a native Swede living and ministering in Bergsjön, which is a suburb of Gothenburg. This is an immigrant area with 144 nationalities and many unreached people groups. Daniel is passionate to reach out both to immigrants and to his fellow Swedes. He is serving as an elder in the church plant, Gothenburg International Baptist Church. His ministry includes preaching and teaching the Word of God, evangelism, counseling, and discipleship. Daniel also helps with overseeing HeartCry&rsqu... Keep Reading

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Emanuel was born and raised in Romania and was converted out of an Orthodox background through the influence of his believing grandparents and aunts. After his conversion, he quickly sensed a calling from the Lord for missions and had a strong burden to preach the Gospel to those around him. He later went to Italy for work, which the Lord providentially used to lead him to become the pastor of a church plant in Florence [Italian: Firenze], Italy, where he is now serving. TESTIMONY OF CONVE... Keep Reading

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A Recent Blog Post

Posted October 13, 2015  by: Don Currin |0 Comments

Emanuel Ivan and his wife Camy serve in the old city of Florence (Firenze), Italy, where he pastors a church made up of Romanian and Gypsy believers. Brother Ivan is a good example of integrity, as he consistently demonstrates a godly character that combines gentleness, humility, and faithfulness to God. In a recent update, our brother asked us to pray for some upcoming outreach opportunities in his area: We have started a mission outreach in the large city of Prato, which has a population of 2... Keep Reading

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The Last Fifteen Years

Posted October 13, 2015  by: Sorin Prodan |0 Comments

Sorin serves as the HeartCry Director in Eastern Europe. He directs ministries in Romania, Moldova, and Ukraine. His responsibilities include overseeing and training our missionaries in evangelism, discipleship, and church planting. Sorin is also planting a church in the Romanian city of Brasov. It has now been more than fifteen years since HeartCry began to support church planters in Eastern Europe with sound Biblical teaching and a healthy vision of investing in indigenous missionaries. We ca... Keep Reading

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Spring Update From Providence Church

Posted October 13, 2015  by: Sorin Prodan |0 Comments

Sorin Prodan, pastor of Providence Church of Brasov, Romania, gives us an update of the growing church. Our ministry in Brasov is growing continually. There is a sense of God’s presence and a spirit of fervent prayer in our people. We completed our forty days of fasting and prayer on the last day of February. Each person confessed how the Lord touched his or her life in specific ways or areas. Our focus was on seeking the Lord and preparing for a great harvest. Prayer has become a sweet t... Keep Reading

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Constantin Gheoanca, known as Costel by his friends and fellow workers, is a church planter in Romania's capital city, Bucharest. He recently founded Adonai Church of Bucharest and is serving as its pastor. He is married and has two children. Costel speaks English very well and is an excellent translator. He has a great gift of sharing the Gospel with the people of Bucharest. In the following, Costel shares about a recent witnessing opportunity with a Roman Catholic woman. Icould see that she w... Keep Reading

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George serves as a missionary in Stoienesti, Romania, where he evangelizes and works with youth. He started the church in Stoienesti in 2007 and has developed other missions in the area. George’s outreach has included developing a social project in Stoienesti for feeding, clothing, and providing medicine for the poor. He and his wife Dana have two daughters. We thank God for the help that He gave us this month. As workers, we sometimes feel lonely and discouraged; but we know that God is ... Keep Reading

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Missionary Spotlight: Sharif A

Posted October 13, 2015  by: Josh C. |0 Comments

Sharif (identity protected) carries a dual burden in the calling that the Lord has placed upon him: he wants to see churches planted in his Muslim-majority community, and he wants to see Christian families strengthened to live in light of the biblical design. To this end, Sharif makes countless visits to people's homes to teach them the Scriptures. He leads home-based Bible studies with Muslims who are open to the Gospel. His hope is that churches might spring forth from these efforts. He also c... Keep Reading

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Sharif's Ministry Among Muslim Refugees

Posted October 13, 2015  by: Josh C. |0 Comments

The following is a recent update from Sharif. His ministry to Muslim refugees has lately been stirring up trouble with the secret police. The week of this report, he was called in for questioning five separate times. Please pray for his preservation and encouragement. This month our team has been conducting home visits to encourage various refugee families from Iraq. We share with them from the Bible and encourage them to attend the church meetings. Many of them contact me almost daily to visit... Keep Reading

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A Deep Need for the Church in the Middle East

Posted October 13, 2015  by: Josh C. |0 Comments

The following is a brief update from Dr. Andrew, who is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity with a concentration in Islamic Studies. After he finishes, he and his wife plan to return to his home country to work with the teams at Salam Church and Philadelphia Church and to help in planting other indigenous churches across the Middle East. I left the U.S. on May 11th to travel to the Middle East. After visiting some believers in two other countries, I arrived in my home country. It was encour... Keep Reading

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THE BEGINNING YEARS The Gospel first entered Pacaipampa about forty years ago. Pastor Angel Colmenares, who has now gone to be with the Lord, was the first Christian to reach the region with the Gospel. Despite the fact that the people were very harsh toward him, he continued to preach door to door. If they shut one door on him, he would go to the next one. When the Gospel arrived there, the people became afraid, and they began to respond with anger against the believers. They said terrible thi... Keep Reading

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Meet Ruben Videira Serving In Spain

Posted October 13, 2015  by: Luke Nash |0 Comments

In september of 2014, ruben and his family were sent out by grace ministries international to begin training pastors in ruben’s home country through the berea bible seminary in leon, spain. The seminary focuses on training pastors, elders, and other men in leadership in expository preaching through seminars and conferences. Through grace ministries international, heartcry is helping ruben and his family with a portion of their monthly support. TESTIMONY OF CONVERSION Even though I w... Keep Reading

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One Baptism Observed and Another Hindered

Posted June 3, 2015  by: J. T. |0 Comments

I would like to share with you an update about how the Lord is working in our midst. We rejoice in the Lord that His Holy Spirit convicts and converts people (I Corinthians 2:10) and that the Gospel is sufficient to bring sinners to repentance (Romans 1:16). A Baptism Observed Sarai*, a young woman in our church, was baptized on February 1, based upon her profession of Jesus Christ as the Savior and Lord of her life. Last year, she came to our Children's Home for help. Although she has both a ... Keep Reading

Pastors' Training Conference Was Blessed

Posted June 3, 2015  by: J. T. |0 Comments

The recent training conference for pastors in South India was greatly blessed by the Lord. All of HeartCry’s training conferences are designed to help local indigenous pastors to further their understanding of Scripture, which in turn will have a massive impact on their lives and preaching. Just by watching and listening to the pastors who were in attendance, it became obvious to me that the Lord was helping to accomplish these very things. Below are a few quotes from some of the men who a... Keep Reading

Cyclone Relief | Samuel B.

Posted June 3, 2015  by: J. T. |0 Comments

Samuel is a pastor and missionary leader in South India with whom HeartCry began partnering in February 2013. He is married and has two children. Together with his father, Samuel oversees the training of several pastors who labor in the villages surrounding his city. The terrifying cyclone ‘Hadhud’ rocked the coastline of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha (in South India) on the October 12, 2014. The mighty winds, moving at a speed of two hundred kilometers per hour, rattled many houses, da... Keep Reading

Elis P.'s Gospel Witness

Posted June 3, 2015  by: Matt G. |0 Comments

Elis Pramono is a gifted evangelist and a woman of prayer. She and her ministry partner, Sari Saat, have seen the Lord bring many Muslims to faith in Jesus Christ. For her protection, her true identity and location must remain undisclosed. Afew nights ago, I was able to catch up with two HeartCry coworkers after not seeing them for about three months. As always, hearing their testimonies of how God was at work was very encouraging and challenging. One sister, Elis, has spent most of the last th... Keep Reading

Update from Matt and Amanda G.

Posted June 3, 2015  by: Matt G. |0 Comments

Matt graduated from Union University in 2004. Two years later, he began working with HeartCry as the Missions Coordinator for Asia. In July of 2011, Matt, his wife Amanda, and their family moved to Southeast Asia to serve as missionaries/church planters and to oversee the indigenous missionaries sponsored by HeartCry in that region. We trust you are doing well. We are getting ready to go away for a short vacation, and we wanted to send a brief update before leaving. Since our last update, littl... Keep Reading

Malawi Update | Malamulo C.

Posted June 3, 2015  by: Forrest Hite |0 Comments

Since 2000, HeartCry has partnered with Kabwata Baptist Church of Lusaka, Zambia, to plant churches throughout Africa. Through this partnership, HeartCry is now supporting twenty-four indigenous missionaries in Zambia, Botswana, Malawi, Kenya, Uganda, and South Africa. We consider the work in Africa to be one of the brightest stars in the world today because it is founded upon biblical truth and fueled by a zeal to see Christ exalted throughout the entire continent. The following report from Mal... Keep Reading

The Desire God That All Men Might Be Saved

Posted June 3, 2015  by: Paul Washer |0 Comments

hc82-150x263Welcome to the Spring Edition of the HeartCry Magazine. In the last three months, the world has seen much negativity: Western culture continues to drift further from God, war wages in Ukraine, and the Middle East is engulfed in turmoil. The threat of terrorism continues to grow in almost every corner of the globe and the persecution of Christians... Keep Reading

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Ministry Tools for South America

Posted June 3, 2015  by: Luke Nash |0 Comments

Transportation for Javier Carhuapoma In order to enable Javier Carhuapoma to travel through the mountains to visit other HeartCry missionaries and church plants, HeartCry has provided him with an SUV. This vehicle will be able to endure the rugged terrain of the northern Andes, where the pavement quickly runs out, leaving rutted out dirt roads winding around steep cliffs and inclines. Also, beginning this year, Javier, along with HeartCry missionary Jose Luis Siancas, will be overseeing a Bibl... Keep Reading

Taking That Which is His

Posted June 3, 2015  by: Luke Nash |0 Comments

By Nicolas Serrano Nicolás works with Esteban Toloza as one of the two founding pastors of Iglesia Familia de la Gracia (Family of Grace Church) in Rosario, Argentina. The church was planted in 2010. In the life of the church, there are a lot of different things taking place. God continues to add to our flock, and the church is growing in Christ-likeness, but there does still remain opposition in many different ways. But, of all the things that are happening, I want to share with you th... Keep Reading

What Avenging of Wrong!

Posted June 3, 2015  by: Luke Nash |0 Comments

By Esteban Toloza In July 2014, HeartCry began supporting missionary Esteban Toloza. Several years ago, together with HeartCry missionary Nicolás Serrano, Esteban helped plant Family of Grace Church in Rosario, Argentina, where they now co-pastor the growing congregation. In addition to this, the Lord has opened the door for Nicolás and Esteban to train and assist pastors of new church plants throughout Argentina. To start, I want to thank you for taking the time to read this rep... Keep Reading

From Shipwreck to Salvation

Posted June 3, 2015  by: Luke Nash |0 Comments

Javier is the pastor of the Baptist Church of Maranatha in Paita, Peru. He is also one of HeartCry's most beloved and trusted leaders in South America. In the following report, he shares with us about the grace of God in the salvation of a fisherman. He explains to us how the Lord rescued this man from a tragic shipwreck in order to ultimately save him eternally in Christ Jesus. Please pray for the conversion of this man’s family and for his continued growth in the grace and knowledge of o... Keep Reading

Unexpected Opportunities to Proclaim Christ

Posted June 3, 2015  by: Luke Nash |0 Comments

Walter moved to Peru from Argentina and is currently serving as a leader in the Church of the Savior in Barranco, Lima. He has also helped translate material from Paul Washer’s study manuals and various Puritan authors. It has been a year of enormous challenges and great difficulty. Sadly, I must confess that in many ways I have made mistakes, in many ways I have failed, and in many ways I have sinned. But I also recognize with joy that the grace and mercy of God have been abundant, and H... Keep Reading

Arabic Audio Bibles for Iraq

Posted June 3, 2015  by: Josh C. |0 Comments

Thanks to you who support the ministry of HeartCry, we were able to purchase two hundred solar-powered audio Bibles to be carried into Iraq. These Bibles are being sent to a relief team of Americans and Middle Easterners who are currently in northern Iraq conducting medical work; distributing food, blankets, and heaters; and sharing the Gospel through preaching and Bible distribution. Many refugees have already received Arabic New Testaments, but others are illiterate and in need of these audio ... Keep Reading

Update From Israel | Leonid B.

Posted June 3, 2015  by: Josh C. |0 Comments

Leonid has planted a small church among the Russian Jews in a city in Israel. Though the church is small, their hope is that God would use them to bring many hearts to His Son. Leonid, also reaches out through his evangelistic tour ministry and performs evangelical concerts in cities throughout Israel. He also writes articles on Israel that are published in various Christian magazines. He has published these articles in a book entitled Around Jerusalem with the Bible. In the past, Leonid has bee... Keep Reading

Each year, HeartCry provides fifty-five students with some of the best resources that have been translated into the native languages of Eastern Europe: Romanian, Moldovan, and Ukrainian. Each student is required to carefully read approximately 150 pages every month, make notes in the book or underline, make an outline of the reading, and participate in a forum discussion online.Each year, the students must read and dialogue about five key works: one each of doctrine, ethics, history, ministry, a... Keep Reading

Report From the Netherlands | Jacques Brunt

Posted June 3, 2015  by: Don Currin |0 Comments

Jacques T. Brunt is an itinerant preacher, teacher, and evangelist in the Netherlands. He was born in 1979 and converted to Christianity in 2000. He is the youngest of five children and was raised in a Dutch Reformed family. He was married to Annette in 2004, and they have three children: Levi, Boaz, and Jesse. Jacques’ ministry can be divided into three specific areas – he is a leader for Heart Cry Netherlands, he is a teacher in his local Baptist church in Alblasserdam, and he is a... Keep Reading

Coordinator's Report | Western Europe

Posted June 3, 2015  by: Don Currin |0 Comments

From January 13 through February 3, Don and Cindy Currin had the privilege of representing HeartCry across Western Europe. They visited and interviewed many of our HeartCry missionaries, spoke in various conferences, and became acquainted with a new church plant in Switzerland. Although the weather was very cold, the fellowship and hunger for truth from the saints more than motivated them during their travel. The following is Don’s account. NORWAY Our first stop was Stavenger, Norway, fo... Keep Reading

A Blessing From God: New Resource In Russian

Posted June 3, 2015  by: Holden Barry |0 Comments

The Russian translation efforts of HeartCry and the Belarussian publisher, “Gospel and Reformation,” continue to progress at a steady pace. HeartCry recently funded the translation and printing of the first volume in the “Recovering the Gospel” series, The Gospel’s Power and Message by Paul Washer. The books are now being circulated throughout Eurasia. The remaining two volumes in the series are currently in the translation process. There remains a great need for m... Keep Reading

Evangelism, a Stolen Car, and New Opportunities

Posted June 3, 2015  by: Holden Barry |0 Comments

Recently, HeartCry provided the necessary funds for missionary Eugene M. and his church in Isil’kul, Siberia, to rent an adequate meeting space that will enable them to conduct evangelistic meetings for the people in their city. In the following report, Eugene thanks HeartCry for this help. He also shares about the recent training on evangelism that he completed with the church and how the Lord miraculously provided opportunities for him to share Christ with the lost. Greetings to you, de... Keep Reading

Anatoly C. - New Missionary In Belarus

Posted June 3, 2015  by: Holden Barry |0 Comments

HeartCry has begun to support a new missionary in Eurasia. Anatoly C. is a gifted pastor and translator in Belarus. Previously, he taught English at the Linguistic University in Minsk and is now working with “Gospel and Reformation” to translate much-needed theological resources into Russian. He is also currently taking classes by extension through Reformed Theological Seminary. Anatoly is married to Anya, and they have two children – Vita (daughter) and Vladislav (son). Anato... Keep Reading

Run to the Battle

Posted March 18, 2015  by: Paul Washer |0 Comments

hc81-150x263Regardless of what we may believe, the Christian life is a threefold battle. First, we battle against the flesh and its sinful desires that wage war against our new nature and against the Spirit who seeks to lead us to greater holiness (I Peter 2:11). In this battle, we are called to put to death the deeds of the flesh (Romans 8:13) and to eagerl... Keep Reading

peter-and-nathanaelBrother Peter is working to plant biblical churches in Germany. Peter is a member of the Evangelical Reformed Baptist Church in Wetzlar. He and his wife Priscilla have one child, Josiah, and are now expecting their second. Peter and Nathanael have faithfully served the church in Wetzlar for nearly two years while preparing to plant... Keep Reading

From the Edge of Suicide to the Foot of The Cross

Posted March 18, 2015  by: Luke Nash |0 Comments

profile_javier_cJavier Carhuapoma is the pastor of the Baptist Church of Maranatha in Paita, Peru. His ministry and influence is felt throughout many churches in the northern region of Peru. He is one of our most trusted laborers in Latin America, and we count it a privilege to work with Him. We give thanks to God for His grace and mercy as we look back... Keep Reading

Report From The Jungle | Peru

Posted March 18, 2015  by: Luke Nash |0 Comments

SAmerica_Arturo-MarinArturo Marin and his family live in the northern jungles of Peru in the department of San Martin. He pastors the Baptist Church of San Rafael and also helps train other pastors in the region. Greetings and many blessings in your homes and ministries. This month was difficult for my family due to my travels and my wife’s i... Keep Reading

Esteban Toloza.Profile02In July 2014, HeartCry began supporting missionary Esteban Toloza. Several years ago, together with HeartCry missionary Nicolás Serrano, Esteban helped plant Family of Grace Church in Rosario, Argentina, where they now co-pastor the growing congregation. In addition to this, the Lord has opened the door for Nicol&aa... Keep Reading

A Note of Encouragement

Posted March 18, 2015  by: Kevin Hite |0 Comments

The following is an email sent by Jessica Shapiro to HeartCry administrator Kevin Hite after her recent trip to Romania. Jessica is a student at Reformation Bible College in Sanford, Florida, an extension of Ligonier Ministries. She journeyed to Romania during her 2014 summer break, hoping to witness the Lord’s work among believers there. It appears she was not disappointed, as the Lord enabled her to spend time with several HeartCry-supported evangelists and church planters. What a great ... Keep Reading

Finland | The Church is Growing in Love

Posted March 18, 2015  by: Kyle Mccartan |0 Comments

Kyle McCartan is a HeartCry missionary from Northern Ireland. He is an evangelist and church planter who is living and ministering in the rural farming community of Northern Ostrobotnia on the east coast of Finland. Kyle’s ministry includes evangelism, discipling, preaching, and teaching the Word of God in an area dominated by nominal Christianity. He also serves as the pastor of Agape International Church. He and his wife Sara, a Finnish national, have five sons: Emil, Viggo, Ezra, Amos, ... Keep Reading

Romania | For His Sake Alone

Posted March 18, 2015  by: Danut Opris |0 Comments

Brother Danut Opris is responsible for the administration of the church in Draganesti-Olt. He and Florina Cazan have also started a new work in the village of Coteana. The location is a hard field because of the witchcraft and strong Orthodox opposition. This past month he sent this testimony from a recent experience in the home of an unsaved family. Home visits are part of my ministry. I visit the church members to counsel them, to rebuke or correct them, and to encourage or help them. Recentl... Keep Reading

Romania | Mercy Triumphs In Opposition

Posted March 18, 2015  by: Florin Stan |0 Comments

Florin Stan helps to coordinate the work in Romania. Presently, he develops mission projects in five areas where HeartCry is planting churches. He also leads a church-planting team in Fieni, Romania. Florin and his wife Mariana have one daughter, Damaris. In the face of opposition from the Orthodox Church in Fieni, Florin Stan shares the following story of how God turned disappointment into joy. Before our annual Vacation Bible school, we made a phone call to the city authorities to ensure that... Keep Reading

Romania | A Divine Window of Opportunity

Posted March 18, 2015  by: Don Currin |0 Comments

Marian Bicajan is an evangelist that presently lives and labors in the city of Fieni. His ministry includes street evangelism, church planting, and working with children. He is currently serving with Florin Stan in a church plant in Fieni. He and his wife Simona have one son, Teodor Razvan. In the following report, Marian relates a recent encounter that he had while doing open-air evangelism on the streets. I want to share with you about an encounter and conversation I had with a young man as h... Keep Reading

Romania | Perseverance Rewarded

Posted March 18, 2015  by: Don Currin |0 Comments

Sorin Iordan is the pastor of a Gypsy church in the southern part of Romania called Rosiori de Vede. The church is located in the middle of the Gypsy community and has had a good ministry among the Gypsies living there. Sorin has also started new missions in Olteni and Troianu. He is married and has seven children. In the following, he gives an account of the Lord honoring faithfulness in spite of an alcoholic’s refusal to trust Christ. In Olteni, the Lord worked in a family that I have b... Keep Reading

An update from Abu Munahid, pastor of Salam Church in an undisclosed country in the Middle East. Introducing a New Family to Christ This month I visited a new family and introduced Jesus’ message to them. The entire family – the father and mother, together with their two adult children and their spouses – also prayed with me. The mother said that she could not believe in the doctrine of the Trinity, and the deity of Jesus did not make sense to her. But the Lord is good; He al... Keep Reading

Dr. Andrew is a gifted apologist to Muslims and began his evangelistic work among nomadic Arabs several years ago in the Middle East. After finishing his university studies, Dr. Andrew set up a veterinary clinic in a small village to treat sheep and camels. Dr. Andrew is now leading a team of evangelists who are working among difficult-to-reach Muslims. “Indeed, all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.” – II Timothy 3:12 We often read these verses in the Bible, an... Keep Reading

Peru | The Loss of a Servant: Gilberto Nole's Passing

Posted March 18, 2015  by: Luke Nash |0 Comments

profile_gilberto_nGilberto Nole was a faithful servant of God and a diligent preacher of the Gospel. For the last ten years of his life, he worked with HeartCry to care for the churches in northern Peru. He was a man of whom the world was not worthy. He will be greatly missed. After more than forty years of tireless service in northern Peru as a pasto... Keep Reading

profile_urbano_gUrbano Gomez is serving as a HeartCry missionary within the association of churches in the region of Pacaipampa, Peru. He travels and teaches in the churches of the association and also helps in the development of new church plants. There are one hundred and ten towns and villages in Pacaipampa, of which only about forty have a church... Keep Reading

Reaching Huancabamba and the High Regions

Posted March 18, 2015  by: Luke Nash |0 Comments

profile_nicomedes_sNicomedes Saavedra is the pastor of a church in Pacaipampa, in the northern region of Peru. While he is devoted to the church in Pacaipampa, the Lord has also used him and the congregation to start several other church plants in villages throughout the region. I have been encouraging the believers from our church in San Lorenzo to go ... Keep Reading

Pastoral Libraries For Pacaipampa

Posted March 18, 2015  by: Luke Nash |0 Comments

pastorial-librariesOnce a year, hundreds of believers from the mountains of Pacaipampa in northern Peru meet together for several days of teaching, worship, and prayer. In this particular region of the country, there are approximately forty-five churches, and very few of the pastors have any type of formal training or any literature outside of the Bib... Keep Reading

A New Library for the Church in Nueva Esperanza

Posted March 18, 2015  by: Luke Nash |0 Comments

As the Lord continues to add to the number of believers in Nueva Esperanza, where HeartCry missionary Ivan Tassara is pastoring, the need for sound biblical resources has also increased. In an effort to help Ivan with his own studies, with the discipleship of men for the ministry, and with the general growth of the brothers and sisters of the congregation, HeartCry has provided a basic church library. The themes of the literature range from pastoral ministry and systematic theology to instructio... Keep Reading

Pastoral Libraries in Peru's Jungles

Posted March 18, 2015  by: Luke Nash |0 Comments

pastorial-libraries-jungleThe effort to provide a basic pastoral library for pastors and teachers in the jungles of Peru continues. Several weeks ago, a group of about forty men from many different parts of the northeastern jungles met in the village of Chazuta for a week of pastoral training. The men that were present represent twelve differen... Keep Reading

Uganda | A New Frontier

Posted March 18, 2015  by: Forrest Hite |0 Comments

In October, HeartCry began to support Pastor Bill Issa, who is planting a church in Kampala, Uganda. We are excited for the opportunity to begin supporting this biblical work in such a needy country and to partner with Bill as he seeks to make God’s Name great in Uganda. HeartCry missionaries Sam Oluoch, Paul Onyango, and Naphtally Ogallo in Kenya will be providing oversight for the work in Kampala. They plan to make several trips a year to visit Bill and see the work up close. These trip... Keep Reading

Added Challenges In the Face of Growing Islamic Zeal

Posted March 18, 2015  by: Marshal Kasongo |0 Comments

Brother Marshal is a church planter sent from Grace Reformed Baptist Church in Ndola to plant Mapalo Reformed Baptist Church in Chipulukusu, a neighborhood in the eastern area of Ndola. The work commenced in 2011 and is the first Bemba-speaking Reformed Baptist church plant in Zambia. Islam is quickly gaining ground in our country of Zambia. Although we previously enjoyed many years with minimal Islamic activity, we are now confronted with serious Islamic growth that is gaining momentum and str... Keep Reading

The Power of the Gospel | S. India

Posted March 18, 2015  by: Sunder R. |0 Comments

After graduating from Grace Bible College, Sunder primarily worked as a church planter in Gujarat, India. After planting a church, he moved back to his native state in South India in 2004. Since moving, God has graciously used him to plant another church. Greetings to you all. We are grateful for your prayers, and we appreciate you all for holding the rope so that we might go to the front lines to labor for the Kingdom of God. I would like to share with you some of what God is doing through us.... Keep Reading

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Missionary In European Russia | Arseniy R.

Posted March 18, 2015  by: Holden Barry |0 Comments

We have recently added another missionary in Russia! Arseniy R. and his young family live in St. Petersburg – the famous Russian city of about ten million people. He graduated from the Samara Center for Biblical Training (SCBT) in 2010; soon after, he returned to St. Petersburg – where he was raised – and began leading a Bible study and longing for the Lord to raise up a solid church. After some time, the Lord grew their number, and they sent a request to Samara for help in es... Keep Reading

The Church Makes Me Happy | Siberia

Posted March 18, 2015  by: Maxim Manakov |0 Comments

Maxim Manakov is an evangelist/church planter working in the Irkutsk region of Siberia. He is a part of the fellowship of pastors led by Sergey M. He is married to Vera, and they have one son. The grace of God has sustained us another month. God faithfully cares for us and has generously blessed us. For the most part, the blessing has come through the joy of service. Cheremkhovo The church in Cheremkhovo makes me happy. The people are showing genuine joy, enthusiasm, and attentiveness to the ... Keep Reading

Discipleship the Goal of the Great Commission

Posted December 9, 2014  by: Paul Washer |0 Comments

hc80-150x263 “Make disciples of all the nations.” – Matthew 28:19 The above declaration is the “great” command of the Great Commission. In fact, it is really the only command in Matthew 28:18-20. The words “go,” “teaching,” and “baptizing” simply serve as clarifiers that explain how the comm... Keep Reading

This article is based on information gathered from a HeartCry affiliated observer of the underground church in the Arabian Peninsula. A Christianity in the Arabian Peninsula From various places in the Scriptures, we learn that Christianity had a strong beginning in the Middle East. In fact, it wasn’t until the mid-seventh century that Islam began to become the dominant religion of the region. But because Islam was founded in an intensely tribal culture, it spread rapidly and sank deeply ... Keep Reading

by Leonid B. Leonid has planted a church among the Russian Jews in an undisclosed city in Israel. Though the church is small, their hope is that God would use them to bring many hearts to His Son. Leonid, also helps Antony S. with the evangelistic tour ministry and performs evangelistic concerts in cities throughout Israel. Furthermore, he writes articles on Israel that are published in various Christian magazines. He has now published these articles in a book entitled, “Around Jerusalem ... Keep Reading

Struggles and Victories in the Work of the Gospel

Posted December 9, 2014  by: Luke Nash |0 Comments

Ivan graduated from a Bible academy in the Dominican Republic and is now serving as the pastor of the church “Jesus is the Only Hope” in Sullana, Peru. He is also a co-laborer with Javier Carhuapoma. Thanks be to our God, who leads us from victory to victory, and who manifests the fragrance of the knowledge of Himself through His people. How great our God is and how small we are! Yet, it is His good pleasure to use us to announce the glories and riches of His Kingdom. Struggles and... Keep Reading

Fruitful Evangelistic Preaching

Posted December 9, 2014  by: Luke Nash |0 Comments

Javier is the pastor of the Baptist Church of Maranatha in Paita, Peru. He has a long-standing relationship with us as a HeartCry missionary, and we consider him to be one of our most trusted co-workers in Latin America. May thanks always be given to our Lord Jesus Christ for the blessings He has poured out on my family and ministry. This month we have seen more people awakened to their need for Christ through the preaching of the gospel. We recently held a preaching event to which we invited a... Keep Reading

The Family and the Local Church

Posted December 9, 2014  by: Luke Nash |0 Comments

Jose Luis is the co-pastor of “Jesus es la Puerta” (Jesus is the Door) Baptist Church in the town of Mallaritos, just outside of Sullana. He also helps to lead different sections of the theological education by extension in several different locations. A major portion of our ministry in the local church consists of counseling, teaching, and praying with the married couples and families. On several occasions this past month, we took advantage of Saturdays to expound God’s Word ... Keep Reading

A Funeral and a Chance to Preach

Posted December 9, 2014  by: Luke Nash |0 Comments

Miguel is a pastor and HeartCry missionary serving in the small town of Sapillica in the mountains of northern Peru. He is the brother of Javier Carhuapoma and a faithful colaborer in the harvest of the Great Commission. Thanks be to God! We are seeing growth in our church, both numerically and spiritually. The second Saturday of this last month, several brothers and sisters from the church participated in a day of evangelism in our town, and afterwards we spent the night in prayer. The follow... Keep Reading

Evangelism and a Growing Church in Cuzco

Posted December 9, 2014  by: Luke Nash |0 Comments

Wehrner is the pastor of the church “Iglesia Cristiana de Gracia” (Grace Christian Church) in Cuzco, Peru. He moved from Chiclayo, Peru with his family and began this new work in February of 2013. Cuzco is located in the central mountains of Peru, near the famed tourist attraction, Machu Picchu. I am very happy in the Lord to see that the ministry that He has given us in Cuzco is continually strengthened. Having grown over the past several months, there are now many more people that... Keep Reading

Proclaiming Christ in a Rehabilitation Center

Posted December 9, 2014  by: Luke Nash |0 Comments

Rogelio served for years as the pastor of a Baptist church in one of the most dangerous areas of Lima, called La Victoria. He is a HeartCry missionary and a long-standing friend. Brothers and sisters, I rejoice greatly in the opportunity the Lord has given me through the invitation extended to me to help with a Christian rehabilitation center nearby. I am ministering to men who are addicted to drugs and alcohol. Since I was rescued by the Lord from that same kind of lifestyle, the Lord is using... Keep Reading

Logos Software for Missionaries

Posted December 9, 2014  by: Luke Nash |0 Comments

In an effort to encourage and aid in further equipping some of the young missionaries we support, HeartCry has provided four pastors in Peru, Argentina, and Brazil with the Spanish edition of Logos Bible Software. This resource provides these men with commentaries, word study tools, sound literature, and other useful materials. Thanks to the giving of the brothers and sisters that the Lord has raised up to support and pray for this ministry, these men now have a much needed study tool to help t... Keep Reading

Outreach on the Danube Delta

Posted December 8, 2014  by: Sorin Prodan |0 Comments

The Danube River crosses Central and Eastern Europe and flows into the Black Sea, forming in Romania a delta of outstanding beauty. Hundreds of thousands of acres are covered by canals between the three main branches that split the Danube River before flowing into the sea. The population is a mixture of Romanians, Russians, Turks, and some remnants of former German communities. You can see here and there some Orthodox churches in a Romanian or Russian style, some Lutheran churches, and even some... Keep Reading

Outreach Efforts in Siberia

Posted December 8, 2014  by: Vladimir Radzihovski |0 Comments

HeartCry has been privileged to partner with Brother Vladimir since 2003. He and his family labor among the peoples of Siberia. Physically and spiritually, this is a very difficult place both to live and to work due to the harshness of climate as well as the vast and rugged landscape. It is an undesirable place in almost every way, and only a small percentage of the world’s population calls it their home. However, the need is great. I greet you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ! We sin... Keep Reading

A Scandal of Epidemic Proportions

Posted December 8, 2014  by: Don Currin |0 Comments

Don Currin is the HeartCry Coordinator for Eastern Europe and an itinerant evangelist. He and his wife Cindy currently live in Tuscumbia, Alabama, where he is also pastoring a church. For more information on Don’s ministry, please visit his website at: doncurrinministries.org. The biblical Gospel continues to incite hostility in the world. Its scandalous content arouses bitter opposition from both the religious public and global populace. Two aspects of the Gospel that have provoked incr... Keep Reading

God's Work in Japan

Posted December 3, 2014  by: Luis R. |0 Comments

Luis has been serving the Lord in Japan since 2004. He is a native of Lima, Peru. He met his wife Nicola in Japan, and they were married in 2005. They are primarily laboring among the large Latin American community in Tokyo. Praise God for His salvation and His Word! Praise God for giving us the privilege to preach the Gospel, baptize, and make disciples! This last month, our church celebrated its sixth anniversary. We praise our Lord Jesus for His salvation and rejoice in His blessings. But mo... Keep Reading

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The following update is from Brother Ranjit K., who labors in the mountains of North India. After working for seven years to plant a church in Nepal, he returned to his native state to plant more churches. He is now working in five villages and has seen the Lord open many doors. He has built many relationships as a result of his willingness to serve those around him. Ranjit also teaches occasionally in a nearby reformed seminary. Dear brothers and sisters in Christ. Praise the Lord for His grac... Keep Reading

Evangelism and Church Planting in the Netherlands

Posted December 3, 2014  by: Don Currin |0 Comments

The Kingdom of the Netherlands consists of twelve provinces in North-West Europe and several islands in the Caribbean. The European portion of the Netherlands borders the North Sea to the north and west, Belgium to the south, and Germany to the east. The capital of the Netherlands is Amsterdam, and its seat of government is in The Hague. About twenty percent of the country (both in area and population) is located below sea level, and fifty percent of its land lies less than one meter above sea l... Keep Reading

Quotes Worth Requoting

Posted December 3, 2014  by: Paul Washer |0 Comments

Be encouraged and challenged by some of our favorite quotes from missionaries around the world. They provide a powerful impetus in a few words. “The Gospel is only good news if it gets there in time” – Carl F. H. Henry “Sympathy is no substitute for action.” – David Livingstone (missionary to Africa) “Any church that is not seriously involved in helping fulfill the Great Commission has forfeitedits biblical right to exist.”&n... Keep Reading

A Special Thanks for and from a New Missionary in Zambia

Posted December 3, 2014  by: Forrest Hite |0 Comments

In June of this year, HeartCry approved support for Matthews Fikati (featured in the previous magazine). Matthews started a church plant in late March in Chambishi, Zambia, after comleting a year-long internship program with Kabwata Baptist Church (KBC), which oversees all of the HeartCry works in Africa. Below are a few brief thank-you notes from KBC, from the church that is sending Matthews, and from Matthews himself. It is a small reflection of all that God is doing through your prayers and s... Keep Reading

Missionary Report - We Rejoice in our God, Kenya

Posted December 3, 2014  by: Forrest Hite |0 Comments

Sam Oluoch Kisumu, Kenya Sam has been in the ministry since 1999. In November of 2000, he teamed up with Grace Baptist Church in Kisumu to begin the work of church planting in Western Kenya, near Lake Victoria. Sam holds a B.A. in theology from Highlands Theological College in Scotland. We thank God for the many things He is doing among us here in Kenya. I have provided you with a simple list below so that you might rejoice and thank God with us. We are grateful for your prayers! 1. The bapt... Keep Reading

Going Out in Christ's Authority

Posted July 10, 2014  by: Paul Washer |0 Comments

hc79-150x263“And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, ‘All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the ... Keep Reading

Issue 79 - Introduction

Posted July 10, 2014  by: Paul Washer |0 Comments

It seems like the year has only just begun, but now half of it has already passed. This serves as an effective reminder of how quickly life comes and goes and how brief our pilgrimage upon this earth truly is. According to the Scriptures, we are a flower that comes forth and withers (Job 14:2); a shadow that does not remain (Job 14:2); a wind that passes and does not return (Psalm 78:39); a mere breath (Psalm 144:4); a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away (James 4:14). T... Keep Reading

Africa: Missionary Report

Posted July 10, 2014  by: Naphtally Ogallo |0 Comments

Time passes rather quickly; how we must labor while it is still called today! We are glad that He who is unchanging has brought us this far. Our church weekly memory verses recently brought us to II Chronicles 32:7-8: “‘Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or dismayed before the king of Assyria and all the horde that is with him, for there are more with us than with him. With him is an arm of flesh, but with us is the LORD our God, to help us and to fight our battles.’... Keep Reading

Confronting the Darkness in Southeast Asia

Posted July 10, 2014  by: Matt G. |0 Comments

Coordinator's Report I hope this report finds you all doing well. The Lord is so good to us. He has given us the wonderful privilege to be His fellow workers in advancing Christ’s kingdom throughout the world. As the Apostle Paul writes in I Corinthians 3:9-10: “For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, God’s building. According to the grace of God, which was given to me, like a wise master builder, I laid a foundation, and another is building on it. Bu... Keep Reading

The following update is from HeartCry Missionary Rema S.*, who is working in North India. Rema oversees a church-planting movement that supports and trains Indian pastors to preach the Gospel and establish healthy churches. *For security reasons, we cannot provide photos or real names for our protected missionaries; pen names are provided. Local Church Over the last three months, our local church has been learning from the books of Haggai and Ephesians on Sundays. Our weekly Bible study, wher... Keep Reading

HeartCry Conference in Bran, Romania

Posted July 10, 2014  by: Don Currin |0 Comments

Eastern Europe: Coordinator's Report During a recent HeartCry Conference in Bran, Romania, most of our missionaries in Romania and Moldova were present to share a personal update about their families and ministries. Unfortunately, due to the continued political and social unrest in Ukraine, our four missionaries from that part of Eastern Europe were unable to attend the event.... Keep Reading

Stefan Gae: A Faithful Minister of the Gospel

Posted July 10, 2014  by: Don Currin |0 Comments

Stefan Gae is HeartCry’s oldest missionary in Eastern Europe and a seasoned minister of the Gospel. Known for his devotion and discipline, he has demonstrated unwavering loyalty to Christ and His people in his labors for the kingdom of God. His life of integrity has been a worthy example to many believers in Eastern Europe. Brother Stefan was born in Sibiu, Romania, on September 23, 1932. In 1959, he married Paraschiva, and the Lord gave them five children. Today, they are the joyful gran... Keep Reading

The following report from our partners in Samara highlights the recent advancement of the Word of God through Bakhid N.’s influence and ministry in Kazakhstan. Bakhid is a graduate of Samara Center for Biblical Training (an extension of The Master’s Academy International), and he has been supported by HeartCry since 2012. We rejoice to see how the Lord is answering our specific prayers, namely, that He is opening doors for the Word and the Gospel to spread throughout Kazakhstan! Bak... Keep Reading

Missionary Report: Eugene M.

Posted July 10, 2014  by: Holden Barry |0 Comments

Eugene is a graduate of the Samara Center for Biblical Training. He is pastor of a church in Isil’kul, Russia. HeartCry began supporting Eugene in October of 2012. He is married and has four sons. In the following report, Eugene gives helpful insight into the difficulties in evangelism that the church faces in western Siberia. He also gives much encouragement by sharing how the Lord can provide opportunities to share the gospel with someone through the most unlikely of circumstances. Gree... Keep Reading

Family conference in Cairo, Egypt

Posted July 10, 2014  by: Marc Glass |0 Comments

I am very encouraged by the work that the Lord is doing through our brothers and sisters in the Middle East. Though the region has hosted numerous conflicts and clashes throughout the last year, there still remain real, tangible proofs of the grace of God working through His church. In fact, one could make the argument that the unrest itself has been used of the Lord to awaken many to the unrest that exists within their own souls. One of our partners in a protected area of the Middle East report... Keep Reading

New HeartCry Missionary in Argentina

Posted July 10, 2014  by: Luke Nash |0 Comments

Missionary Spotlight: Esteban Toloza  In July of 2014, HeartCry will begin supporting Argentinian missionary Esteban Toloza. Several years ago, together with HeartCry missionary Nicolás Serrano, Esteban helped plant Family of Grace Church in Rosario, Argentina, where they now co-pastor the growing congregation. In addition to this, the Lord has opened the door for Nicolás and Esteban to train and assist pastors of new church plants throughout Argentina. Our prayer is tha... Keep Reading

Literature Project in the Jungles of Peru

Posted July 10, 2014  by: Luke Nash |0 Comments

Last month, pastors from many different towns and villages throughout the jungles of northern Peru met for a week of training in the town of Chazuta, near the city of Tarapoto. In addition to the training, HeartCry gave all forty pastors a Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance. Although it may not seem like much to a Christian in the United States, such a resource is pure gold to a pastor who has no other study tool. Last year, HeartCry provided the same men with study Bibles. In the upcoming ye... Keep Reading

Connor H.* and his family have been sent out to North India by thier church in San Diego in close association with HeartCry. They have been sent to assist churches in North India in training ministers and planting more churches. The area where they will be working is so difficult that it is known as the “missionary graveyard” of India. Please keep them in your prayers. Early Years I am from San Diego, California, and grew up in a Christian environment. My parents were faithful to k... Keep Reading

With HeartCry’s support, Matthew completed the one-year pastoral internship program at Kabwata Baptist Church in December of 2013. In March of 2014, with the recommendation of KBC’s elders, he was sent out to plant a church in Chambishi, Zambia. It is with joy that we are now able to partner with him in this endeavor. Testimony of Conversion Before my conversion, I thought that I was a Christian because I was brought up in a Christian family. I was taught good morals, and I activel... Keep Reading

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Missionary Spotlight: Kris P.

Posted May 28, 2014  by: Kris P. |0 Comments

Kris is co-coordinator for South Asia with his brother Aaron at the HeartCry home office in Radford, Virginia. Kris is married to Crystal, and they have two sons: Kamron and Timothy. I grew up in a nominal Christian family with sporadic church involvement. Some years we went to church every Sunday, and other years we only went on Christmas and Easter. My mother taught me some things about Christianity as a child, and from a young age, I always believed I was a Christian. I thought I had a prett... Keep Reading

Eager for Growth in Lima, Peru

Posted April 25, 2014  by: Walter Isse |0 Comments

Eager for Growth in Lima, Peru Walter Isse is a native of Argentina, but is currently serving as a HeartCry Missionary in Peru. His primary responsibility is working alongside David Silva to raise up a work in Lima, Peru. I sincerely hope that this report finds you all growing in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ and that your lives are abundantly filled in Him. This new year finds us desiring as a church to know and obey the will of God in humility. We are all devoting ourselv... Keep Reading

Missionary Spotlight: David Silva

Posted April 25, 2014  by: Luke Nash |0 Comments

In 2013, HeartCry began supporting missionary David Silva. Along with his family, David left the Amazonian city of Iquitos, Peru, in order to serve as a teacher in the HeartCry Bible Academy, which was recently established in Lima. Currently, he teaches several theology courses at the academy. He also helps with the teaching and preaching at various new works in Lima. I was born in 1983 in the city of Iquitos in the jungle of Peru. I was raised in a family that professed to be Christian, but wh... Keep Reading

Reaching the Lost in Germany

Posted April 25, 2014  by: Peter Schild |0 Comments

Western Europe by Peter Schild and Nathanael Armisen Peter Schild and Nathanael Armisen are working to plant biblical churches in Germany. Throughout the week, they are teaching, preaching, and evangelizing in the streets of Wetzlar and Frankfurt. We would like to begin this report with a very powerful and challenging quote by Charles Spurgeon of the Metropolitan Tabernacle. He said: “Have you no wish for others to be saved? Then you are not saved yourself. Be sure of that... If a ma... Keep Reading

A New Car for a Worthy Ministry

Posted April 25, 2014  by: Paul Washer |0 Comments

Jacques T. Brunt is an itinerant preacher, teacher, and evangelist in the Netherlands. He was married to Annette in 2004, and they have three children: Levi, Boaz, and Jesse. Jacques’ ministry can be divided into two specific areas. He is a teacher in his local Baptist church in Alblasserdam, and he is an itinerant preacher traveling throughout the Netherlands. Jacques’ itinerant ministry demands that he preaches in many different places throughout the Netherlands. His ministry incl... Keep Reading

As I reflect on the recent conference in Samara, Russia, that Paul Washer and I attended, I am thankful for God’s faithfulness. It is evident that the Lord’s hand is upon the church and training center there and that He was also at work during our week-long trip. The first three days were devoted to an annual youth conference, followed by a day of meeting with the HeartCry missionaries. The trip concluded with two full days of training students and pastors. In total, Brother Paul pre... Keep Reading

Eastern Europe: Ministry Overview First Quarter 2014

Posted April 25, 2014  by: Sorin Prodan |0 Comments

Eastern Europe is presently under a great deal of political turmoil as countries that were formerly under the hegemony of the now-dissolved U.S.S.R. attempt to join the European Union. Two of these countries in particular are also the mission field of many HeartCry missionaries – Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova. Both countries are going through intense trials, but the situation in Ukraine is particularly severe. Riots in the streets have led to hundreds of casualties. The country is no... Keep Reading

The Narrow Way and The Broad Way

Posted February 11, 2014  by: Paul Washer |0 Comments

hc77-150x263 "Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it. For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it." - Matthew 7:13-14 In the text before us, we find not only a gate but also a way, both of which are sma... Keep Reading

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The Liseli Pastors Training College: Initial stages A few years ago, HeartCry sent Sean and Shannon Reece and their families to the Lozi people in the Western Province of Zambia. The Reeces lived and worked among the Lozi for approximately three years before being led to return to the United States. Their involvement with this rural tribe helped to fuel a desire in the elders and congregation of Kabwata Baptist Church to reach out to this needy people with the Gospel and a plan to plant churche... Keep Reading

Missionary Training Conferences in 2013 At HeartCry, we consider the training of indigenous missionaries to be one of the greatest privileges entrusted to us by God. We believe missions is primarily a theological endeavor in which the Church grows as the true Gospel is proclaimed and believers are discipled in the whole counsel of God. For this reason, we seek to strengthen our missionaries’ understanding of the biblical Gospel and sound doctrine by conducting regular theological tra... Keep Reading

E. Europe Coordinator Report - Women in Missions

Posted February 11, 2014  by: Don Currin |0 Comments

When many think about missions in our present day, they may have images of persecution, suffering, and deprivation. In parts of the world, these mental pictures are confirmed by experience in graphic reality. While many of the hardships that missionaries face around the world may not be as severe in Eastern Europe, our HeartCry missionaries there do encounter trials. Jesus said that offenses would come, particularly for those who proclaim the Gospel. But while our brothers and sisters in the cou... Keep Reading

M. East Coordinator's Report - from Islam to Christianity

Posted February 11, 2014  by: Marc Glass |0 Comments

It is my hope that this update finds you growing and prospering in the grace of the Lord Jesus. Please continue praying for our missionaries in the Middle East. We are now working with ten men and three churches in seven countries throughout the region. It is my prayer that the Lord would open more doors for HeartCry to impact the indigenous church in the Middle East. In the last few months, HeartCry has taken on the support of two church planters in undisclosed countries: Boutros B. and Sharif... Keep Reading

Making much of sin

Posted November 25, 2013  by: Paul Washer |0 Comments

hc61The center of the Gospel is the death of Christ. Christ died for sin. Therefore, there can be no Gospel proclamation apart from a biblical treatment of sin. This includes explaining the heinous nature of it and exposing men as sinners. I am aware that the subject of sin is somewhat out of vogue even in some Evangelical circles; nevertheless, any honest consider... Keep Reading

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A Renewed Commitment to the Great Commission

Posted November 20, 2013  by: Paul Washer |0 Comments

hc61“Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” Mark 16:15 “The Gospel to Every Creature” has such a powerful and purposeful ring to it. There is no greater goal for the Christian life than to give it all for the sake of the Gospel - to order one’s life so that the Good News of Jesus Christ might be preached to... Keep Reading

Scandalous Gospel

Posted November 19, 2013  by: Paul Washer |0 Comments

hc59“For I am not ashamed of the Gospel for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.” - Romans 1:16 Paul’s flesh had every reason to be ashamed of the Gospel he preached because it contradicted absolutely everything that was held to be true and sacred among his contemporaries. To t... Keep Reading

Testimonies of God's Saving Power

Posted October 7, 2013  by: Paul Washer |0 Comments

hc76-150x263Welcome to the Fall Edition of the HeartCry magazine. It is our prayer that you are growing in the grace of Christ, laboring in His Name, and looking forward to His return. He who called you is faithful to preserve you until the end and to provide you with all that is necessary to live a life that is pleasing to Him. Therefore, “prove yours... Keep Reading

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Dr. Andrew's testimony

Posted October 7, 2013  by: Marc Glass |0 Comments

profile-protectedUndisclosed country - Evangelist / Church Planter Dr. Andrew is a gifted apologist to Muslims and began his evangelistic work among nomadic Arabs several years ago in the Middle East. After finishing his university studies, Dr. Andrew set up a veterinary clinic in a small village to treat sheep and camels. Dr. Andrew is now leading a ... Keep Reading

Testimony of Walid b.

Posted October 7, 2013  by: Marc Glass |0 Comments

profile_walid_bLebanon Evangelist / Church Planter Walid lives in Lebanon, and his primary ministries are evangelism and discipleship. He is a bold witness for Christ, doing street evangelism and handing out Bibles in the midst of the political, economic, and religious turmoil of the Middle East. Walid is also an invaluable asset in assisting HeartCry w... Keep Reading

Testimony of Alexander B.

Posted October 7, 2013  by: Holden Barry |0 Comments

profile_Alexander_bBelarus - Pastor Alexander is the pastor of a Baptist church in Belarus. Due to security issues, we cannot give specific names of the places in which he is working. HeartCry began supporting Alexander in 2012. I came to faith in the Lord in 1977, when I was 23 years old. I never imagined before that I would become a believer, ev... Keep Reading

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Testimony of Gennady Mikhailov

Posted October 7, 2013  by: Holden Barry |0 Comments

Irkutsk, Siberia - Church Planter / Pastor Gennady Mikhailov lives and ministers in the Irkutsk region of Siberia. Together with other pastors in the region, Gennady is diligent in evangelism and church planting among the many surrounding villages and cities. He is also the pastor of a wonderful church in the city of Irkutsk. HeartCry began supporting Gennady in April of 2012. I was born into a family of unbelievers, where Russian Orthodox traditions and holidays were observed, but where God... Keep Reading

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Ion Gireada's testimony.

Posted October 7, 2013  by: Don Currin |0 Comments

profile_ion_gUkraine - Church Planter Ion pastors two churches (one in Tereblecea and the other in Bahrinesti), coordinates conferences, and trains disciples. As a gifted preacher and teacher, Ion has had a great influence among the Romanian-speaking pastors and missionaries in Ukraine. He directs the church-planting ministry in both the Transcarpatia and ... Keep Reading

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Testimony of Florin Stan

Posted October 7, 2013  by: Don Currin |0 Comments

profile_florin_sRomania - Church Planter Florin is the pastor of the church in Fieni, Romania, where he is also the leader of a church-planting team. In addition, he develops mission projects in five areas where HeartCry is planting churches. Florin and his wife Mariana have one daughter. My name is Florin Stan. I am married and have an eight-year-old... Keep Reading

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Andrea Artioli's testimony

Posted October 7, 2013  by: Paul Washer |0 Comments

Andrea - Family Italy, Church Planter Andrea Artioli serves as a church planter in Mantova, Italy. He works alongside Giacomo Lerici in the local church and in the ministry of Coram Deo. The vision of Coram Deo is to educate pastors and lay people through the distribution of biblical literature and the sponsoring of Bible conferences throughout Italy. Andrea and his wife ... Keep Reading

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Giacomo Lerici's testimony

Posted October 7, 2013  by: Paul Washer |0 Comments

profile_giacomo_lItaly, Church Planter Giacomo Lerici serves as a church planter in Mantova, Italy. He works alongside Andrea Artioli in the local church and in the ministry of Coram Deo. The vision of Coram Deo is to educate pastors and lay people through the distribution of biblical literature and the sponsoring of Bible conferences throughout Italy.... Keep Reading

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Sam Oluoch's testimony

Posted October 7, 2013  by: Marc Glass |0 Comments

profile_sam_oKisumu, Kenya - Pastor Formerly an agricultural officer with the Kenyan government, Sam has been in the ministry since 1999. In November of 2000, he teamed up with Grace Baptist Church in Kisumu to begin the work of church planting in western Kenya, near Lake Victoria. Sam holds a B.A. in theology from Highlands Theological College in Scotland... Keep Reading

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Misheck Kumwenda's testimony

Posted October 7, 2013  by: Marc Glass |0 Comments

profile_misheck_kLusaka, Zambia, Missions Coordinator Misheck has an engineering background and has been a member of Kabwata Baptist Church since 1991. In March of 2012, he began coordinating Kabwata’s missions and church-planting efforts throughout Africa. I was born on the morning of February 11, 1957, in Chingwele, Matero, Lusaka. My parent... Keep Reading

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Testimony of Ghan S.

Posted October 7, 2013 |0 Comments

profile_ghan_sNepal - Church Planter Ghan S. serves as a leader of a group of pastors with whom HeartCry partners in Nepal. He also pastors his own local congregation. Ghan is married and has two sons and two daughters. Until fourteen years ago, I was a Hindu. After finishing my tenth standard exam in school, I began to become involved in politics. I w... Keep Reading

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Testimony of Barak K.*

Posted October 7, 2013 |0 Comments

North India, Church Planter Barak K. was a devout Hindu before his conversion. He is now pastoring a church which he started in 2009. Barak is married and has four children. My name is Barak K. I am married and have four children: three girls and one boy. My wife and I were engaged and married in 1994. Having come from a Hindu background, we both devoted our lives to living out our Hindu customs. My wife always participated both in my happiness and my sadness. She respected me as a god and w... Keep Reading

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Testimony of Ghendi L.

Posted October 7, 2013 |0 Comments

North India Church Planter Ghendi L. works in evangelism and church planting in the northern hills of India. Through his ministry, the Lord has raised up a group of believers who are now meeting together for worship. Ghendi is married and has five children. I was a truck driver in the hills of North India, and my life was good. However, I developed a terrible drinking habit. As the addiction became worse, my life became more and more affected by it. Soon, my body demanded the alcohol more th... Keep Reading

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Testimony of Ulam C.*

Posted October 7, 2013 |0 Comments

North India, Church Planter After the Lord saved him from a very violent life as an unbeliever, Ulam was called to be a minister of the Word. He has served in the ministry since January 2001. He is married and has four children. I give thanks to the Lord because He saved me. Before I knew God, my life was very sinful, but I never thought that I was too bad. Sometimes I even thought that I was better than other people because, everyone else was doing the same things, and their life looked just... Keep Reading

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Urbano Gomez's testimony

Posted October 7, 2013  by: Luke Nash |0 Comments

profile_urbano_gPacaipampa, Peru, Evangelist / Teacher Urbano is serving as a missionary within the association of churches in the region of Pacaipampa, Peru. He travels, teaches, and helps in the development of new church plants. When I was 12 years old, I lost my father in an accident, and when I was 13 years old, I lost my mother to cancer. My ch... Keep Reading

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Dario Sara's testimony

Posted October 7, 2013  by: Luke Nash |0 Comments

SAmerica_dario_sLima, Peru - Pastor Dario is pastoring New Life Baptist Church in the district of Oasis de Villa in the southern area of Lima. I had the opportunity to attend a Baptist church as a child with my aunt and uncle, but when my parents and I moved, I no longer attended church and was not concerned about my salvation. Throughout my youth, I... Keep Reading

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