2014 July

Special Projects We’re Working On

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His Feet International is a bridge for you to make a difference in the lives of people you may never have a chance to meet but who nonetheless need your encouragement through love, prayer, and support.  These precious people are people that have suffered poverty, disease, abuse, persecution, malnutrition, corruption, and myriads of other injustices.

Through our bridge you can bless the lives of so many people that would not be touched by your love and concern in any other way.   Many of us dream of how we can do something for our suffering brothers and sisters around the world.  Here is your opportunity to help the very people that Jesus called “the least of these.”   Get involved with His Feet International.  

Below are some pics and descriptions of the projects we are doing:


Handicapped Accessible Shower Rooms in Leprosy Villages – Leprosy victims constantly have cuts and wounds they don’t even realize they have. This leaves them prone to simple bacterial infections that can lead to serious complications including amputation. Many of these infections can be prevented simply by showering. The problem is that none of the Leprosy colonies have showers. We know of 147 Leprosy colonies that do not have showers. It is our goal to provide handicapped accessible showers to as many Leprosy colonies as we can. Right now our team is building them. Can you help us to keep building? Each Shower costs around $5,500.00.













Fish Ponds/Water Reservoirs in Leprosy Villages- With this project we are knocking off two birds with one stone. In Leprosy colonies there are two very obvious needs: water and food.  Fish are raised to supply protein to the diet of the colonists. The fishponds also collect water during the rainy season. This nutrient rich water is used to grow bigger vegetables. The water can also be boiled and used as drinking water when necessary. Through fish sales the project is sustainable. Each fishpond costs around $7,500.00.

















Meet a Man Who Will Inspire You

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High in the mountains of a remote region, at the end of a winding dirt road that often more closely resembles a goat path, lives Pastor Yang.  I discovered him on one of my many trips to leprosy villages.

A long time ago, Pastor Yang committed his life to reaching his neighbors for the Lord. His mission field, however, is quite small—for an understandable reason. Pastor Yang contracted leprosy in 1979, and soon found himself sentenced to live quarantined for the remainder of his life—together with 30-or-so others with leprosy who became his neighbors. For 35 years, Pastor Yang has never been outside his remote quarantined compound.

Church growth experts might yawn at the size of pastor Yang’s 15-member congregation. Not exactly a mega-church. But if they were to judge him by “Percentage of Target Group Won to Christ,” Pastor Yang should be receiving invitations to speak at church growth conferences around the world. He’s won 50% of his quarantined neighbors! (In the category of “Ground Taken From the Devil,” Yang is also in the higher percentiles, as his congregation meets in what was previously a Buddhist temple!)

Most of Pastor Yang’s fingers are gone. His feet are twisted and wilted. He walks with a crutch and a serious limp. He’s isolated from the entire world. But he’s made the best of his circumstances. He’s serving Jesus with all his heart, and he’s an incredible inspiration. And now that you know about him, the influence of his inspiration has spread further than he could have ever imagined. (Would you forward this to your friends to send Pastor Yang’s influence even further?)

I’m so excited that, in partnership with you, His Feet International is serving in Pastor Yang’s village—and many other villages like his where all the villagers are afflicted with leprosy. We’re meeting spiritual as well as practical needs, such as improving food resources, supplying the means for safe water, and providing medical care, all as a bridge and demonstration of the gospel. We are visiting these villages several times a year to verify progress that is being made.

Your donation to His Feet International helps us to do all this.  Will you be His Hands?  We are His Feet.






Why Reach the Unreached?

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So why care about the unreached?

 Why should we invest our giving, our hard earned money into people groups that seemingly don’t care about Jesus?  Why care when there are so many pressing needs that seem to trump the hard work of taking the gospel to people groups who are unreached, unengaged, untouched by the gospel?  There are starving children, young girls being sexually trafficked, drug addiction, and orphans all over the world… shouldn’t we focus our generosity on them?  The answer is yes.  But we should be focusing on unreached people groups even more so.

He Told You So –

Why?  I guess it wouldn’t hurt to mention that Jesus himself said that we are to reach the unreached.  He told it to his disciples in his last great commandment to them.  It’s known as the Great Commission.  Check out Matthew 28:18-20 and Acts 1:8.  But I don’t want to just leave it at “Jesus told us to do it so we must do it.”   If he told us to do it there must be a reason and a good one at that!

I believe one of the reasons Jesus told us to preach the Gospel and make disciples of all nations is because the gospel brings change.  The kind of change that affects all of those causes that we care so deeply about.  Reaching the unreached brings light to the oppressed.  80% of the world’s poor live in unreached areas.  It is the poor who are most vulnerable to horrible suffering associated with hunger, human trafficking , drug addiction, and high orphan rates… and the list of horrible sufferings goes on and on.

Reaching the Unreached Paves the Road for Social Justice –

The gospel changes that for many.  In fact there are many cities that have undergone massive transformations due to people turning to Jesus in mass.  In our experience when God calls people to reach the unreached its not long before he is calling people to minister to the trafficked, the orphaned, the poor, and the handicapped… and many other specialty ministries.  We have witnessed  this firsthand.  

So in your personal missiology please realize reaching the unreached is just as much about social justice and reaching the poor as any other ministry.

Todd Matthews


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