That His name be great among the nations

Malachi 1:11


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

hc87-150x263Welcome to the Summer Edition of the HeartCry Magazine. As always, it seems like time is flying by us at an ever-increasing pace, and each period between editions seems to grow more and more brief. Our days are truly like a vapor, and as the flower of the field so we flourish, but then the wind passes over us, and we are no more (Psalms 103:15-16... Keep Reading


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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

Gabriela is the wife of Walter Isse, a teacher in Lima, Peru. They have two sons: Walter Hernan (5) and Franco Alejandro (3). I am thankful for the opportunity to be able to share what the Lord is doing among us in Peru. It has been three years since we started with HeartCry, which has been a great blessing for my home, the brethren, and the community. We serve in La Iglesia Bíblica Gracia Eterna in Lima. June marked our six-year wedding anniversary; it has been a time of adaptation... Keep Reading


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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

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