HeartCry

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HeartCryPaul Washer founded HeartCry Missionary Society ("HeartCry") in 1988 during his 10 years spent as a missionary in the jungles of Peru.

HeartCry supports indigenous missionaries* in Africa, Asia, Eurasia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. HeartCry missionaries currently serve in Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Russia, Moldova, Ukraine, Romania, Serbia, Lebanon, Israel, Peru, Argentina and 24 other countries.

Strengths

The money needed to support one Western missionary (family) in the developing world can support twenty (HeartCry) indigenous missionaries*, who also do not require language training or cross-cultural training. Indigenous missionaries* also do not import denominationalism or prosperity false gospel from the West.

HeartCry relies entirely on the Lord for provision and neither fundraises nor incurs debt: "Every need of this ministry will be obtained through prayer. We may share our missionary vision with others and even make known to them the specific tasks that the Lord has laid on our hearts to do, but we may not raise support through prodding or manipulating our brothers and sisters in Christ. If this ministry is of the Lord, then He will be our Patron. If He is with us, He will direct His people to give, and we will prosper. If He is not with us, we will not and should not succeed... We will never enlarge or sustain this ministry by contracting debts. This is contrary to both the letter and the spirit of the New Testament. In secret prayer and God helping us, we will carry the needs of this ministry to the Lord and act according to the direction that He gives."

Instead of giving, HeartCry sells Bibles for this stated reason: "We sell our Bibles at a discount rate rather than giving them away for free. We take great pains to insure that no genuine believer leaves without a Bible, but we do require that something of value be given. We have given Scripture in return for chickens, fish, coffee beans, etc. By purchasing the Bible instead of receiving it as charity, the believer’s personal dignity and sense of responsibility remain intact. The believer’s offering is used to purchase more Bibles for other believers."

Weakness

As Paul Washer has become well known, some have leveled charges against his theology. The charges have been investigated and found to be baseless. Paul Washer preaches the True Gospel, while the operating principles and practices of HeartCry are refreshingly Biblical and should be considered by both individuals and groups seeking to serve and honor God.

* Born, raised and serve in the same country (e.g., a native Peruvian who serves in Peru).

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