Stories from Heaven Sent Ministries
August 14, 2017
Your partnership with HSM brings hope for little girls in India at risk of being sold
Two years ago, seven-year-old Aanya’s* father put a sedative in her food. An alcoholic, he had already sold off nearly everything the family owned to buy liquor. On this particular day, he decided to sell his daughter.
He drugged her and carried her to the market where he planned to sell her for $10. But Aanya woke up and realized she was in danger...
August 12, 2017
We'd like you to meet... David Griffis
David came to HSM in 2014 to help grow our hunger relief ministry. With a broad background in both ministry and business, David‘s goal is to help people get personally involved in feeding starving children.
David worked with Youth with a Mission (YWAM) for 15 years and has also served as a pastor and as a hospice chaplain. David founded and continues to lead Heartland Ministry Network based in Wichita.
As our Hunger Relief Director, David travels all over the country sharing his passion for feeding starving children and encouraging people to get involved in hands-on hunger relief.
David and his wife, Lana, live in Wichita, Kansas. They have nine grown children and eight grandchildren. David enjoys fishing, fried okra, and chocolate milk. And he especially enjoys Sunday family lunches, where he gets to see most of his kids and kids nearly every week.
If you’d like to talk with David about how your team can host a Hunger Challenge, send him an email or call our office.
July 20, 2017
Will you buy a box for them when you buy a box for you?
Many families are now using subscription meal services like Hello Fresh, Blue Apron, and Plated. Several of our staff have used these services as well... and that got us thinking.
A box of their food provides 6 to 8 servings of food... and costs about $69.
A box of our food provides 216 servings of nutritious dehydrated meals... and costs just $65.
Subscription meal prices begin at $8.74 for one serving.
The same $8.74 will purchase 30 servings of our highly nutritious food.
The next time you make a payment for your subscription meals, will you also think about purchasing food for the world's most desperate people? It's easy to donate right here on our website. You can feed a whole bunch of hungry children with just a click of your mouse.
June 12, 2017
Because of you, a school full of children in Burkina Faso has food for the entire 2017-18 school year!
The weekend of April 7 – 9, you helped our HSM team pull off a three-day Hunger Challenge in Princeton, WV that filled an entire shipping container of food for desperately hungry children in Burkina Faso.
For many of these children, their only meal each day is the lunch they eat at school. Thanks to the generosity of donors and volunteers, children at the ACTS school in Burkina Faso will have enough food for nearly the ...
May 14, 2017
We’d like you to meet… Jane Stout
Jane joined the HSM staff in 2015, after serving in a key volunteer leadership role with our Mercer County Hunger Challenge for several years.
Jane manages our social media presence, coordinates communication, and is taking on a new role in donor care.
Jane has a background in psychology, education, and human resources. Originally from Richmond, Virginia, she has lived in many parts of the world and held a wide variety of jobs as a military spouse. She enjoys reading, landscaping, and gardening.
Jane and her husband, Craig, live in West Virginia. Together, they serve as Chaplains for the Princeton Rays minor league baseball team and are active in the local Rotary Club. They have three adult children.
December 30, 2016
Here's What you Helped Us Accomplish In 2016
You provided more than 750,000 meals for starving children this year. You read that right – three-quarters of a million meals. That’s something you can be very proud of. Whether you personally packaged food – or if you donated so we could purchase the food ingredients – you did it!
At Hunger Challenge events in 10 U.S. cities, our amazing volunteers gathered to assemble nutritious meals of rice, soy, dehydrated vegetables, and vitamins. They weighed and sealed and boxed up the…
August 18, 2016 - by Lynda Gravier, Hunger Relief Director
You're making a real difference in world hunger numbers
The first posters I designed for HSM Hunger Challenges proclaimed, "36,000 children die every day from hunger-related causes." A few years ago, when we updated our brochures, we were able to change that statistic to "20,000 children die every day."
In early June, I was at the Justice Conference in Chicago. The room was full of believers who are fighting injustice around the globe. These people are tackling human trafficking, poverty, racial inequality, and hunger. And I learned from them ...
Thanks to you, we delivered 150,000 meals to Iraq in June! Here's how:
September 2015 - A U.S. doctor, the brother of one of our board members, returns from Iraq, where he cared for Syrian refugees. He tells us of desperate need for food in the refugee camps.
October 2015 - A prayer group in Midland, TX is convinced that they need to "do something" for refugees...
When we packaged 285,000 servings of nutritious food at the Hunger Challenge in Princeton, West Virginia last March, we never imagined that dozens of those boxes would travel the last 45 kilometers of their journey – to the most desperate families in the Democratic Republic of Congo – on the heads of faithful women.
Charlotte Barkley, our missionary partner with Bush Telegraph Mission, sent this...
December 30, 2015
A Huge Thank you! You've given so much toward a new truck.
Eight weeks ago, we sent out a special appeal letter to let you know that we need to replace the truck we use to haul our Hunger Challenge supplies and equipment.
Earlier today, we tallied up the funds given so far toward that project. In that short time, our faithful partners have donated...
December 25, 2015
What have we been up to in 2015?
During 2015, we hosted xx Hunger Challenge events and helped xxxxx volunteers send xxxxx meals to xx different countries. Can you fill in the blanks? Read more to learn the answers to those questions - and a whole lot more!
Who doesn’t want to be informed when big things happen? That’s why we make sure our friends know what’s going on with Heaven Sent Ministries - both in the U.S. and on the other side of the world. We use social media and email newsletters to share stories, photos, and the occasional video.
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Heaven Sent Ministries wants to keep our partners and supporters informed of how God is working and how we can help the church reach the world for Christ. Subscribe to HSM’s E-news to receive periodic HTML emails about ministry events such as Hunger Challenges, mission trip information such as when and to what country trips will take place next. We may send out exciting news when God moves in a powerful way. You will also receive HSM’s quarterly newsletter.
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My email program doesn't accept HTML emails, just text. Can I still receive E-news?
Yes. We use an email distribution program that checks your account for special requirements. We can automatically send E-news in text format if your account does not accept HTML.
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Absolutely! Our Send to a Friend feature makes it easy to forward any E-news message to up to 20 of your friends at a time, with no risk to your privacy or theirs. Just click on the “Send to a Friend” link at the bottom of each email you receive from us. Your sharing doses not add your friends to our email list.
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