Our Giving Platform
Two Ways To Partner
All financial gifts to Heart In Heaven are equally distributed to all 21 of the vetted charities with whom we have financially partnered. Following biblical precedent, we are committed to the simultaneous alleviation of spiritual and physical poverty in developing countries. We commit to supporting global organizations which partner with and work alongside local organizations that are knowledgeable about what is actually needed to effect sustainable change.
I was born and raised in Liberia, and therefore, it is near and dear to my heart. This once peaceful country has been devastated by civil war. I desire to help lift Liberians and enable them to realize their God-given potential. Heart In Heaven is the fundraising arm enabling us to partner and work alongside trustworthy organizations on the ground to evangelize, provide education, and empower people to tap into their creative potential and build sustainable livelihoods.
Rise Out Of Poverty
"...Whoever is kind to the needy honors God" (Proverbs 14:31).
The poor are particularly close to God's heart. Because God cares, we do as well.
Similar to how the balloons in the above pic are all the same color, so are we all the same in terms of what we need to live and to reach our fullest potential.
Our lives are a lot like balloons. Without helium, a balloon cannot serve its purpose; without the basic necessities of food, clean water, and shelter, coupled with jobs and opportunities, people also cannot fulfill their God-given purpose.
We in the West generally think poverty is simply a lack of money or material needs. Or, the lack of physical resources. But it's far more complex than that. A lack of material resources accounts for only 10% of how poor people describe poverty. Like the tip of an iceberg, we focus on the top while not addressing the 90% of true poverty—that which represents the huge slab of ice beneath.
The reality is that people living in poverty see it very differently. They describe poverty using more psychological and emotional terms. If we were to liken poverty to a tree, material needs would be the branches and trunk that are visible to the eye. But the roots of poverty, that which we cannot see, breed emotions such as shame, hopelessness, dependency, inferiority, and a lack of importance or significance. These are all states of mind unbefitting people made in the image of God.
Like inflated balloons, our desire is to help people rise out of poverty—having not only their physical needs met, but also the other resources necessary to gain or regain their sense of dignity, self-worth, self-respect, and sense of personal responsibility.