Dr. Heather Marten is a missionary pediatrician to the nation of Zambia in south-central Africa. Heather first felt called to missions when she was 12 years old, but wasn't sure what that would mean. Through a variety of influences, she ended up in Zambia where she uses her …View This Story about Bringing God’s Healing Touch to the People of Zambia
Declare His Glory Among The Nations!
We are determined to give our lives daily to further God's mission to reach the never reached. We pray that our lives would fully embody the words of William Carey, "To belong to Jesus is to embrace the nations with Him."
Essential PrinciplesAll of the content we publish on hesed.com is undergirded by the foundational principles outlined in our five pillar articles (which can be reached through the tabs at the top of the site if you are using a desktop or the three-bar/"hamburger" menu if you are using a mobile device). Before you read any articles, watch any videos, etc., we encourage you to start with those five articles (beginning with Let's Get Started!).
The Islamic World
Islam is the world’s second largest religion with over 1 billion followers. Here you will find stories of how Muslims are being reached with the message of God’s love as well as resources to help you reach your Muslim neighbors and send workers to the Muslim world. Learn more ...
The Buddhist World
Buddhism is growing in many Asian countries and people in the West are turning to Buddhism in unprecedented numbers. Discover how the message of God’s love is spreading in the Buddhist world and how you can play a part in God’s great plan to reach Buddhists. Learn more ...
The Hindu World
Hinduism is the world's third largest religion (behind Christianity and Islam), and many scholars believe it is also the oldest. Find out how the message of God's love is reaching Hindus and discover opportunities to be involved in God's work among those who are trapped in the Hindu way of life. Learn more ...
The Sikh World
Sikhism is the world's fifth largest organized religion and one of the youngest world religions, having been founded around the end of the 15th century. Explore ways in which the message of God's love is reaching Sikhs and find out how you can be a part of God's work among the Sikhs. Learn more ...
The Jewish World
Judaism is the primary religion of the Jewish people and their proselytes and is the expression of the covenant God made with the children of Israel. Learn how the message of God's love is reaching those who follow Judaism and how you can participate in God's work among them. Learn more ...
The Animistic World
Animism — the belief that objects, places and creatures possess a distinct spiritual essence — is the belief system of many indigenous peoples. Here you will find stories of how the message of God's love is impacting animistic unreached people groups and learn how you can be a part of God's work among them. Learn more ...
The Western World
The western world — encompassing parts of Europe, North America, and Australasia — is often characterized by individualism, a desire for freedom from restraints, and even outright selfishness. Discover how you can be a part of reaching Westerners with the message of God’s love. Learn more ...
The Digital World
The digital world - where people increasingly perform work, pursue education, build relationships, and otherwise live their lives - consumes more and more of people’s time and attention. Find out how God’s message is being spread even in the digital world and how you can play a part. Learn more ...
Note: our categorization of “Eight Worlds” is somewhat arbitrary. If you have other suggestions for systems of thought/faith you feel we should be including but which do not easily fit into one of the eight worlds we feature, please do not hesitate to contact us with your suggestion.
Nate Craft had a dream. And he had a plan to reach his dream, a plan to live the life he had always wanted. He was a Division 1 football player at Jacksonville State University. He was a pre-med major with a 4.0 grade point average. Nate was popular on campus. He was on his way …View This Story about 92 People Groups At The End Of The Road
Justin Canavan has a wealth of experience in using creative media. He has served as a videographer, producer, director, camera operator, lighting director, stage manager, tech team facilitator, director of photography, etc. He graduated cum laude from Evangel University with a …View This Story about Using Media To Reach The Lost In Japan
For the last twelve years, Zach and Carrie Brinegar have proclaimed the message of Jesus' love to those who have never heard the gospel, first in Northern Asia. Now, with God's direction, they are moving to Vienna, Austria to plant a church in a city whose population of 1.8 …View This Story about Church Planting in Vienna, Austria