The work of indigenous missionaries is often limited by the lack of proper tools for ministry. HeartCry seeks to provide these necessary tools so that the missionaries may fulfill the work to which the Lord has called them. In the past, HeartCry has provided for such needs as:
- boats and motors for the Amazon River;
- transportation in the form of automobiles, horses, and bicycles;
- media equipment such as sound systems, projectors, and evangelistic films;
- computers; and
Although we always seek to be cautious in designating funds to anything other than “incarnational missions,” we recognize that this aspect of ministry is nearly indispensable to the work of God, especially in some of the more remote parts of the “Third World.” An old missionary once said, “Missions is really rather simple. All you need is the right man, in the right place, with the necessary tools in his hands to go to work.” We have found this maxim to be true.
Many churches on the foreign field are limited in their ministry by not having an adequate meeting place; for others, the cost of renting prevents them from obtaining the necessary capital to purchase their own land and begin construction. HeartCry seeks to assist such churches by providing the funds necessary for the purchase of property and/or the building of a permanent structure that would be sufficient for meetings. Land purchases and construction costs usually range from $1,000 in remote rural areas to much more in highly populated, urban areas. This is not a common or frequent ministry for HeartCry, because we prefer to use funds for supporting missionaries and establishing churches. However, when the need is evident and when the church in need is giving sacrificially, we have assisted and will continue to do so according to what we believe to be the will of God.