As our name suggests, it all started with one heart being convicted by our merciful God. Our missionary founder, Dan Yeager, was visiting an orphanage in Java, Indonesia in 2004 when he unexpectedly found himself weeping and deeply touched by the plight of the children there.
Aware that he alone could not meet the myriad of needs, Dan teamed up with Jeff Kirst, Nick Gilbert and Chris Lotz, who together formed an organization and recruited the experience of Steve Williams who had a shared vision. A Heart For Children (AHFC) was established in 2005.
Soon after, a network of volunteers began to grow launching AHFC on its journey to become a channel for funds that supports, protects and educates these needy children.
Dan left California in 2008 to set up full time residence in Bali, Indonesia, with the executive support team remaining here in the United States. This has enabled him to reside alongside the orphanages and personally provide daily support and oversight to the caretaker staff and children.
In 2010, AHFC leased a two-story building on a parcel of land in the village of Klungkung. The Training Center building became the official home of AHFC, where Dan along with his loving wife and co-laborer Tati and 2 staff teachers taught classes in conversational English and Computer fundamentals to over 50 students for 5 years until the building’s lease agreement expired.
2015 was the perfect time to move their Base of operations to North Bali and focus on supporting children from remote villages, who desperately needed basic assistance…… more in line with AHFC’s founding principles of providing food, clothing, shelter, health care and basic education to children living in extremely impoverished conditions.
2018 AHFC moved into their own Base of Operations Faciliity in the North Bali foothills West of Singaraja named “Michael’s Home”…A safe house where children are loved…. abandoned mothers with children can take refuge…. and widows discarded by tradition and their families can be nurtured.
Dan and Tati continue to develop key relationships throughout the region, creating greater awareness of the life changing service for which AHFC has been called. Dan has become well known in the area by the children as “Opa Dan”, Grandpa Dan.