Stories About the Children

God’s Plans are Perfect

Iveth Villatoro is the Children’s Heart Project coordinator in Honduras. She recently traveled with a group as an interpreter. I first met Keirita and Alexa and their mothers, Maria and Johana, on the way to the capital of Honduras. We were going to get visas for them so that they could travel to the U.S. [&hellip

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God Heals the Brokenhearted

Mari Krueger traveled to Santa Cruz, Bolivia, this summer to transport a Children’s Heart Project patient As low points go, it was low. We celebrated the end of 2013 with the happy news that our family was finally expanding. But the first week of 2014, the news was different—another miscarriage. We couldn’t seem to shake [&hellip

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Searching Wholeheartedly

Carola Contreras is the Children’s Heart Project coordinator in Bolivia.  This is the story of Adriana, an 8-year-old girl who witnessed God’s saving hand in her sister’s life through the Children’s Heart Project. Lupita, Adriana’s older sister, was diagnosed with a congenital heart disease at a young age and was told that it could only be [&hellip

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Making Disciples at Heart Camp

Emily Arneson was the Children’s Heart Project manager in Mongolia for three years. She now works in the U.S. as the assistant director of the program. Children who have congenital heart defects in Mongolia have few options for surgery. But more than 320 Mongolian children have received another chance at life through open-heart surgery or [&hellip

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The Last Home Visit

Dela Rodríguez is the Children’s Heart Project coordinator in Honduras. “The sun comes up, it’s a new day dawning. It’s time to sing Your song again. Whatever may pass and whatever comes before me, let me be singing when the evening comes …” These few words from a well-known worship song resonated in my mind as [&hellip

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Welcome Home, Eva!

Dela Rodríguez is the Children’s Heart Project coordinator in Honduras. “We love Him because He first loved us,” (1 John 4:19, NKJV). Love unites us. Love for God, love for a cause, and love for a little heart. On May 9, Eva Mejía traveled from Honduras to Texas for a life-changing surgery to repair a congenital [&hellip

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Reaching the Community with Heart Camp

In the U.S., congenital heart defects are the most common birth defect, affecting around 1 percent of all babies. They usually are treated within the first year of life, and these children go on to live a full, healthy life. But in underdeveloped parts of the world, a heart defect is usually equal to a [&hellip

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Brought Together to Depend on God

Sarai Pohlenz worked with Children’s Heart Project as a translator for a young boy from Honduras and his mother. Have you ever asked yourself how it’s possible that people around the world who have never met can work together to help and serve someone they don´t know? When I think about this, 1 John 4:7 [&hellip

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Comfort in Life and Death

Dela Rodríguez is the Children’s Heart Project coordinator in Honduras. What is your only comfort in life and in death? María works in a cloth manufacturing company in Honduras. She leaves early in the morning and works late into the evenings for little money. At night, after traveling on two buses, she gets to see [&hellip

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Willing to Be Used By God

Jason Smith and his wife, Susan, started The Emerson Rose Heart Foundation after their daughter died at 76 days old of a heart defect. Through the foundation, they donated money to Children’s Heart Project to help other children receive the life-saving heart surgery they need. Have you ever had one of those experiences where you [&hellip

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