Posts by mikeheiser

Go to Heart of God Fellowship on the menu to see the Video

Posted by on Apr 15, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Go to Heart of God Fellowship on the menu to see the Video

Click Here to watch the video that was filmed in June 2016

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Love Never Gives Up

Posted by on Feb 2, 2016 in Sponsorship, Uncategorized, Updates | 0 comments

Love Never Gives Up

For over nine years now Muthee has brought laughter as well as challenges to Mama and Papa. With his quick wit and big glistening eyes, he could wiggle his way out of any trouble or form of work. The bars on our windows may have kept the thieves out but Muthee could easily swarm his way through them anytime he wished. Just about the time he exasperated us and we wanted to kick him out, his BIG smile would melt our hearts and Papa would give him ‘just one more chance’.
Then last year, around Christmas time, Muthee slipped out into the night and got involved in a serious crime. The kids he was with were all arrest but for some reason our village chief just warned Muthee. Ooooh how Papa Mike wanted to chase him off but then again he knew it would break our hearts to kick him out so he stayed ‘just one more time’.
To our surprise, this last year Muthee has finally changed! Every night he’s inside, though not always on time. He’s often asked to speak at the Christian Union in his public high school. He’s a valued team player on the soccer field. And he’s the best interpreter for Papa in Kenya.
In the Good News Bible I Corinthians 13 verses 6 and 7 read,” though love is not happy with evil…………….love never gives up, and its faith, hope and patience never fails.”

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More than Spit in the Eyes!!!

Posted by on Jan 15, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

More than Spit in the Eyes!!!

As you can see Shutterstock took this picture. I NEVER NEVER would stick around long enough to snap a picture of a snake! [Eve, you know Adam’s wife, sure was a strange creature who actually stayed and had a 90 word conversation with a snake- hard- to-believe but it’s in the Bible so it’s true.] Anyway this testimony is also true even though it too is hard-to-believe. Let me tell you what happened.
When NEEMA Bible College teacher, Pastor Elijah entered his mother’s house he caught sight of a snake racing across her floor. SLAM! BANG! BAM! I Survival instincts kicked in as he clobbered it with his jembe (garden hoe). Wanting to throw the dead snake away before his mama came back, he quickly bent down to grab it, but as he did, the cobra sprung to life, spitting venom into Pastor Elijah’s eyes. Stumbling blindly his spirit yelled “In the name of Jesus no poison can harm me!!! Instantly the blinding poison was neutralized and with a swift, final blow with his jembe, the spitting cobra was beheaded.
And they shall take up serpents and they shall not hurt them. Mark 16:18

* The African Spitting Cobra’s venom is so toxic that it destroys the eye’s cornea upon contact. Wikipedia

N'ja Aheri- The African Spitting Cobra

N’ja Aheri- The African Spitting Cobra

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Mud Huts in 2016

Posted by on Jan 15, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Mud Huts in 2016

Thousands of Africans in 2016 live in mud huts, hoping someday to replace the thatched roof with steel sheets which are more durable. Children die daily because of filthy water which cannot be boiled because firewood is too scarce. Building schools and medical clinics bring temporary help but they are not the answer. Jesus is the only answer that brings permanent change. And for centuries in Africa, Jesus has been proclaimed as a harsh judge waiting to pour out His wrath. Instead of running to God in their time of need, they hide their faces from Him in guilt and shame. John 3:17 says, ‘For God sent not His son into the world to condemn the world but the world through Him might be saved.” This word ‘saved’ means to be delivered, protected, healed, enabled to do well, to be made whole. It sounds like a good deal to me. As we train students in NEEMA and send them out to disciple, or mentor, other poverty-stricken people, the hopeless find hope. After accepting God’s love, then these new believers have a whole Bible full of great and precious promises (II Peter 1:4) that God has given to them.
Most Africans may never have a 1,000 square foot house to live in or a 12 year old car to drive. Their kids may not ever study in a safe, air-conditioned public school free from canning and abuse. But as we give them Jesus through training village pastors, we help them achieve a better life for the average family because God keeps His promises.
NEEMA Bible College is now throughout Kenya, meeting in 19 different villages and cities. Pastors from Methodist, Catholic, Baptist, Anglican churches to name a few of the 60 different churches our students come from. These students are village pastors and international speakers. Both are changing their message from condemnation to grace. This message of God’s unconditional love is changing families, healing the sick and even raising the dead.

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Strength and Dignity are Her Clothing

Posted by on Jan 15, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Strength and Dignity are Her Clothing

Strength and dignity are her clothing; she laughs at the time to come.
She opens her mouth with wisdom; and the law of kindness is on her tongue.
She looks well to the ways of her household, and eats not the bread of idleness.
Her children rise up, and call her blessed; Her husband also, and he praise her, saying:
Many daughters have done worthily, but thou excels them all. Proverbs 31:25-29
She’s an African Woman. Strength is her most valued trait for she carries the soul of a people in her heart. Her faith in God’s goodness gives her the courage to face uncertain days. Working on computers by day and boiling water on an open fire every night- both duties assure that her children grow up strong and healthy. Job security to her is a myth, a fairy tale in a society dominated by men with unemployment rates raising to near 70%. Yet she is thankful for the 10,000 shillings she earns every month. They now can afford a flat (apartment) with two rooms with stema (electricity)which is a blessing that she doesn’t take for granted. The community’s water spigot is only 15 meters from her door which is so much closer than the river where her aging mama still carries buckets of water to her mud hut in the village.
Life is hard for women in Kenya but “the women that know their God shall be strong, and do exploits (heroic, daring deeds).” Daniel 11:32. Knowing this NEEMA’s Bible College teacher Mary Stanley enthusiastic teaching at NEEMA Bible College for she knows that only through the knowledge of God’s Word is there everlasting strength and hope for the Christian women of Kenya.

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