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Melissa Heiland

Melissa has authored several books to support her passion for Pregnancy Centers. Her projects include mother's devotionals, training materials for Pregnancy Centers, & a new children's book. Melissa is an international speaker & teacher at pregnancy centers, women's conferences, and churches around the world.

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Author

Melissa has undertaken multiple writing projects at the request of partners in ministry and in areas where she has felt led to better equip those fulfilling their calling in pro-life and Gospel ministries. She is published by Tyndale Publishing, Hendrickson Publishing, and the International Mission Board. Her books are available at Amazon and Christian Book Distributors.

Pregnancy Center Founder

Melissa has been serving in pro-life ministry since 1995. She has served as founder, executive director, client services director, board member, and volunteer at centers around the country. Since 2013, She has established over 60 pregnancy centers internationally including centers in Africa, India, South and Central America, and the Caribbean.

Missionary

Melissa is the founder and president of Beautiful Feet International. She is fulfilling the great gospel commission of salvation through Christ through ministering to women worldwide in crisis pregnancy.

Requesting a speaking or teaching engagement

Melissa is passionate about her work as an Author, Pregnancy Center Founder, and Missionary. 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.

Books by Melissa Heiland

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A Mother's Journey

Devotional for Pregnancy

This 40-week devotional, corresponding to each week of pregnancy, is a testimony to the wonders and depth of God's love and grace to pregnant women and children in the womb. It is a warm, engaging biblical journey that is comforting and encouraging to those going through a challenging time in their lives. 

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El Viaje de Una Madre

Un Devocional Para El Embarazo (Spanish Edition)

Este devocional de 40 semanas, correspondiente a cada semana de el embarazo, es un testimonio a las maravillas e intensidad del amor y la gracia que Dios provee a mujeres embarazadas y los bebes en el vientre. Es una lectura tierna y cautivadora que conforta y alienta a aquellos pasando por tiempos turbulentos.

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A Mother's Comfort

Devotional for Baby's First Year

This 52-week devotional is written for mothers during their babies' first year. Each devotional is written to speak to a new mother's heart. The Scripture passages will teach and remind her that just as she loves and comforts her child, she has a Heavenly Father who loves and comforts her. There is a place for her to record her thoughts and dreams for her child each week as she watches her baby grow and develop into the person God made him to be.

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La Esperanza de Una Madre

Un Devocional Para Usar En El Primer Año de Su Bebe (Spanish Edition)

Este devocional de 52 semanas está escrito para madres durante el primer año de su bebe. Cada devocional está escrito para tocar el corazón de nuevas mamas. Este pasaje de La Escritura le enseñaran y recordaran que así como ella ama y conforta a su bebe, ella tiene un Padre Todopoderoso quien la ama y la conforta a ella. Cada semana contiene espacio para que ella escriba sus pensamientos y esperanzas para su hijo mientras ella ve a su bebe crecer y desarrollarse en la persona que Dios lo destino a ser.

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You Are Wonderful

Psalm 139 for Children

This 40-week devotional, corresponding to each week of pregnancy, is a testimony to the wonders and depth of God's love and grace to pregnant women and children in the womb. It is a warm, engaging biblical journey that is comforting and encouraging to those going through a challenging time in their lives. 

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El Viaje de Una Madre

Salmo 139 guía a niños - (Spanish Edition)

A través de las conmovedoras ilustraciones y un lenguaje sencillo, Eres Maravilloso guía a niños a través del Salmo 139. Los encantadores dibujos de niños y niñas jugando, cepillando sus dientes, recostados en la cama y mirando las estrellas asegurará a los niños que el Señor está con ellos todos los días. Este libro da confort a nuestros pequeños al recordándoles el amor incondicional de Dios y Su constante presencia. Para niños de 0 a 5 años de edad.

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Get Set

A Spiritual Preparation for Short-Term Mission Partners

Going on a short-term mission trip can be thrilling, stretching, and scary. To help you and your church mission team be prepared spiritually, Melissa Heiland of Beautiful Feet International has created a 31-day devotional for short-term missions partners. You will be able to relate to the 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 passage to review, a devotional story, and

a prayer. A helpful timeline of things your team needs

to do before departure is included in the index. This

booklet is the perfect tool for your short-term team

to read the month preceding your mission trip!

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Let's Go!

Devotional for Short-Term Mission Partners

You have committed to serving the Lord on a short-term mission trip. Whether this is your first trip or you are a seasoned traveler, this book is designed to help you get the most out of your missions experience as you prepare to go and while you are on the field. The book contains 12 weekly devotions to be completed during the 3 months prior to your trip. It also includes 10 daily devotions to use while you are on the field. The devotions contain a Bible passage with a key verse highlighted, a few words of challenge or inspiration, and an action step. The book also includes journal lines for your thoughts and prayers.

 

Melissa has Founded over 60 Pregnancy Centers World-wide

Melissa has been serving in pro-life ministry since 1995. She has served as founder, executive director, client services director, board member and volunteer at centers around the world. Through the ministry of Beautiful Feet International, Melissa has founded over 60 pregnancy centers in over 21 nations. She regularly takes teams to these centers for training and ministry. These centers are staffed by trained national volunteers

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Helping others by "Growing Together"

Melissa has developed a comprehensive educational curriculum for pregnancy centers. Growing Together is designed to be used by volunteer counselors as they help clients throughout their pregnancies and beyond. It is comprised of 95 individual lessons written by various experts. Lessons include fetal development, parenting, breastfeeding, Bible study, and much more. Growing Together is designed to be used by volunteer counselors as they help clients throughout their pregnancies and beyond. Melissa Heiland has drawn upon her 27 years in pregnancy center ministry in the U.S. and internationally to create this curriculum.

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Powered by Passion

Melissa has written two devotional books to help new and expectant mothers. A Mother's Journey focuses on the expectant mother's journey and the growth of the baby nestled within her. A Mother's Comfort is for mother's in the first year of their baby's life. These books are available in English and Spanish, with plans to translate into other languages as well.

Powered by Passion, Melissa is passionate about her work saving babies and ministering to their mothers. She has worked with domestic and international centers toward this end.

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Melissa as a missionary

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 developing countries. By bringing the gospel through pregnancy center ministries BFI has greatly impacted communities 

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.

for Christ.  By visiting these centers and having zoom meetings with teams regularly, BFI is able to conduct training and various ministries to spread the Good News.

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 the 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.

 
 

Interviews with Melissa

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Get Set

Click the links below to listen to Melissa's various appearances to speak about her "Get Set" Devotional.

Contact Melissa

Mailing address: P.O. Box 7652

Daytona Beach, FL 32116

 

bfi.melissa@gmail.com