Soccer and Discipleship in Uganda
Article submitted by Cody & Michaela Fulk, Field Coordinators in Uganda It has been almost 2 months since we moved here and God has done so many great things. We are feeling rather settled, and Cody has begun his work in the slums within Kampala. He was happy to see there are men to spend […]
Providing Quality Pastor Conferences in Nicaragua
Article submitted by Brenda Rose, Field Coordinator in Nicaragua “Shepherd the flock which is among you, serving as overseers, not by compulsion but willingly, not for dishonest gain but eagerly . . .”. 1 Peter (5:2-4) For many years Harborside Christian Church and a dear friend have been providing quality conferences for the pastors of […]
Medical Mission To Ghana-West Africa
Dr. Michael Dapaah, M.D., P.A. is leading a group of medical and non-medical team members to Ghana to an established clinic and orphanage in Kumasi, Ghana. They will spend approximately ten days taking care of the medical needs of those that come. With the help of a local pastor, they are also able to minister […]
Constantly Thinking about the Karimojong
Article submitted by Cody & Michaela Fulk, Field Coordinators in Uganda Since we have arrived in Uganda, we are constantly thinking about our people, the Karimojong people. We see some on the streets as we drive through town. We see some sleeping in alleyways. There are traces of them in many places here. God has […]
Working with the Voiceless and Oppressed in Nicaragua
Article submitted by Eric and Marilyn Loftsgard, Country Directors in Nicaragua Eric spent the last week traveling around Nicaragua as part of a group evaluating CCDH. We have collaborated with CCDH for many years, predominately through the provision of motorcycles through the Christian Motorcycle Association for their rural pastor lawyer promoters. We also have had […]
mv300 Partner Letter September 2010
Dear Friend of Missionary Ventures and MV 300 Partner,
Heroes of the faith surround me. I’m overcome with awe at the 119 missionaries who serve with us around the world. They willingly gave up their rights and plans to leave all that’s familiar to share Christ in difficult and dangerous places.
In the picture is one of these heroes, Ed Lockett. In the 14 years Ed has served in Haiti, he’s become more Haitian than American. Walk with him through some of the roughest neighborhoods, and Ed can tell you every child’s name and history. It’s really amazing how he’s taken them into his heart. By unconditionally loving them and being involved in their lives, he shows them how Jesus loves.
One afternoon, I sat with Ed amongst excited children. I was hot, tired, and ready to leave, but Ed was just getting started. There must have been 30 children encircling him, touching his face and hands, and gleefully laughing at his jokes. It was nearly dark before we left because Ed wanted to learn names and hear their stories.
The January earthquake changed Ed forever. Like everyone else, he slept on the streets and went for days without food, water, or shelter. When Ed had a chance to get out, he told me there was no way he’d leave. The children needed him now more than ever. Today God is using Ed to rebuild the lives of those Haitian children and point them to Christ.
Heroes surround me. In my eyes, you’re a hero. Ed couldn’t be in Haiti without you. Thank you for your support this month. Your prayers help Ed and our missionaries serve in over 70 nations. Please continue to pray for Missionary Ventures.
Your partner in missions,
Glen P. Dubois