We’re the Heffrons, a family in rural New York state following Jesus and serving stateside as missionaries after living in Cape Town, South Africa.
I (Brian) am a former newspaper reporter and English teacher and serve as a missionary journalist, telling stories about God’s work in and through people and ministries connected to South Africa. Tracy is a physician assistant at a hospital’s emergency department. Our kids, Karen and Billy, are in middle and elementary school here in New York.
God began calling us personally to missions many years ago — Tracy in childhood, and me in 2004—but the Bible makes it clear that all who love Him should be involved in sharing Him with others. We love growing closer to Jesus, learning more about Him, building our faith and trust in Him, and sharing about Him with others. “Missions” – going to strangers (across the ocean or across town), helping them in God’s name, and teaching them about Him – is central to His message and plan, and we are humbly thankful to be involved. God prepared a role for us in Cape Town, and He also prepared a role for us back here; we seek first to serve Him wherever we are. We are glad for the chances He gives us to do so.
Thank you for stopping by, and may God bless you and all those whom you hold dear.