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Love Overcomes All

In the Garden of Eden, where God provided all the food and necessities of life in abundance for Adam and Eve, the prospect of losing it all loomed because of an ill-intended unwelcome guest, the devil. In the village of Umuagwu, the Mother Enabler Nursery and Primary...

A New Exam Center

At HEAL sponsored “BOMCA” school in Akpim village, our Junior Secondary School (JSS) students (USA: grades 7-9) study hard each day in their dream to become the Servant Leaders (Mt. 20:28) of the future. Advancing to Senior Secondary School (SSS) entails passing the...

The Nativity of HEAL

In the life of every  missionary, there is an experience of reluctance but also of inspiration.  At the 4th Annual HEAL Benefit in October, I spoke about how I got involved in and became President of HEAL. The following video features my testimony from the Benefit...

Baby Destiny is Striving to Overcome

Baby Destiny is a one-year-old girl from Obowo, a village nearby HEAL’s “mission central” village of Akpim in Imo State, Nigeria.  Her mother gave birth to her in great pain, which had to be reduced with heavy medication. Destiny is currently blind and doctors...

MOJ’s Rush 13-Year Old Girl to Hospital

The MOJ’s brought Favor to Holy Rosary Hospital, where she was queried by doctors and underwent tests, which revealed a debilitating bone infection in her leg accompanied by blood loss. Thankfully, she has been stabilized, leading her to proclaim, “The MOJ’s and HEAL...

MOJ Sisters Speak at 4th Annual HEAL Benefit

At the 4th Annual HEAL Benefit on October 4th, Sr. Ann Okweji, MOJ spoke of the challenges facing rural youth in Umuagwu village where she serves as Matron of the Compassionate Home for orphans. Sr. Racheal Ulor, MOJ began her comments by singing a popular hymn based...

Fr. George Clements to Speak at HEAL Benefit!

Deacon Leo met a legendary priest on Wednesday, August 30th in the person of Fr. George Clements. The clergymen exchanged stories from their own lives of selfless service to the least of Jesus’ brothers and sisters. Both of these disciples have sacrificed much of...

Fr. George Clements to Speak at HEAL Benefit!

Deacon Leo met a legendary priest on Wednesday, August 30th in the person of Fr. George Clements. The clergymen exchanged stories from their own lives of selfless service to the least of Jesus’ brothers and sisters. Both of these disciples have sacrificed much of...

MOJ Sisters: Making the Mission!

If someone asked me for one reason why they should support HEAL, I would answer instantly “the Messengers of Justice”! In my travels to Nigeria, I’ve witnessed and joined the MOJ’s in work and prayer. I recall one missionary outing I participated in this past April....

Hymns of Nigeria Uplift the Soul

St. Augustine famously said that when you sing you pray twice. In my travels to Nigeria, I’ve found that Augustine’s theology of song is vindicated abundantly. In the midst of life’s hardships in the rural villages, God’s people in Nigeria have a way through song to...

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