Melissa Heiland is the founder and president of Beautiful Feet International (BFI). Since 2000, BFI has led teams to the Americas, Europe, Caribbean, Asia and Africa. People of all ages (our team members have ranged from ages 7-82) and all walks of life have joined with BFI to fulfill the Great Commission.
The trips have focused on VBS, medical clinics, drama, youth ministry, hut-to-hut evangelism and English teaching. BFI is trained to conduct eye clinics in 3rd world countries. By bringing the gospel through pregnancy center ministries BFI has greatly impacted communities for Christ. BFI has established pregnancy centers in Jacó, San Jose, Tárcoles & Upala Costa Rica, in Kantunilkín & Mexico City, Mexico and Togo, West Africa in 2015. By visiting these centers with teams regularly, BFI is able to conduct training and various ministries to spread the Good News.
Melissa has written two devotionals for mission team members. Let's Go is a devotional for team members who have committed to serving the Lord on a short-term mission trip. This book is designed to help members get the most out of their missions experience as they prepare to go on their trip with 12 weekly devotions to be completed during the 3 months prior to their trip and 10 daily devotions to use while on their trip. The devotions contain a Bible passage with a key verse, a few words of challenge or inspiration and an action step.
Get Set is a Spiritual Preparation devotional for Short-Term Partners. Going on a short-term mission trip can be thrilling, stretching and scary. To help mission teams prepare spiritually, Melissa created a 31-day devotional for short-term missions. One will be able to relate to personal stories of others who have traveled overseas with teams to share the gospel with a lost world. Each devotion begins with a suggested Scripture, a story and a prayer.
Melissa is passionate about her work as an Author, Missionary and Pregnancy Center Founder. She is available to teach and speak about any or all of these aspects of their work. To request a speaking or teaching engagement with Melissa, please contact us!