- Youth Ministry
- Pastor Conferences
- Construction Teams
- Practical Skills Training (i.e. sewing, welding, blacksmithing, etc.)
“WHERE MOST NEEDED”
Your gift to “Where Most Needed” allows us to pool donations for underfunded projects and to equip MVI with vital resources (including personnel, materials, and supporting services) to accomplish our objectives of assisting indigenous Christian leadership, enabling them to reach their own people with the love and message of Christ.
One of the best investments we can make with our missions giving is in the area of training and equipping indigenous pastors and Christian workers. Indigenous workers best understand the cultural mindset of their fellow countrymen and the hindrances that keep them from embracing the gospel. When they are trained and equipped with the Word of God they can reproduce themselves over and over again, thus increasing the effectiveness of our missions investment. Therefore, MVI has a strong commitment to training indigenous pastors and Christian workers. Within the 10/40 window and beyond, we are finding many who feel called to the work of the ministry but have no organized training available to them due to financial or denominational limitations. MVI seeks to offer training across denomination lines at no cost to the students. We have teachers, curriculum, and numerous opportunities where the need is great. It is only the lack of financial resources that hinders us from furthering our Bible Training Center programs. By investing in the training of an indigenous leader you can truly make a difference in God’s Kingdom, and perhaps help change the course of a nation. For more information on our leadership-training program contact the MVI office.
Just $50 a month is all it takes. Indigenous pastors need so little to get started. Sponsorship of indigenous pastors is one of the best investments you can make in missions! You can help an indigenous pastor reach out to his own hurting people with the love and message of Christ.
MVI’s Field Coordinators identify indigenous pastors and leaders for sponsorship because they work with these men and women, observing the fruit in their lives and ministry. The indigenous Christian leader is then financially sponsored for one year. In most cases, a church will be established within a year or two which will be able to support their pastor. Their need for support will be evaluated yearly. If the pastor’s church is unable to provide support for him and his family, then the goal will be to help that pastor set up a small business/microenterprise to generate income that will support his family.
Pastors in need of support are from countries all over the world. The many ways your money can enable these pastors to harvest the field God has given them are endless. We encourage you to plan a trip to meet indigenous pastors and their congregations. You will be greatly blessed and see firsthand what a difference your prayers and financial assistance are making.
What will you get for your investment into these pastors’ and leaders’ lives?
- A Preacher of the Gospel
- A Teacher of the Bible
- A Discipler of Christians
- A Social Worker to an impoverished community
- An Aid Representative
- A Focal Point of Hope through Jesus to the community
Why Pastor Sponsorship is such a good investment…
- They know the culture, can speak the language fluently, and can easily relate the love and message of Christ to their own people.
- They can eat the food and drink the water without fear of illness.
- They don’t need a visa and there are fewer political restraints.
- They can move with ease among their own tribes and villages, and if foreign missionaries are expelled, they will remain.
Sponsoring children enables MVI to fund the establishment of ministries to impoverished, starving, ill or orphaned children. Funds designated for Child Sponsorship are pooled and disbursed based on overall need in the budget for children’s ministry. Examples of the different ministries are: rescued/neglected children centers, Christian schools, pre-schools and renutrition centers.
MVI also runs Feeding Centers. In many developing countries there are thousands of abandoned children who live on the street. Feeding programs are established in local churches.
Each month a Child of the Month postcard or email is sent to every child sponsor. These postcards highlight a child a month, and explaining how the sponsorships are helping them.
Did you know some children are not able to go to school because they cannot afford the tuition or appropriate clothes? And in many areas, schools don’t even exist. Some schools run on double sessions, maximizing the facilities, and many classes are without books in one or more subjects. Missionary Ventures International is building several Christian schools each year at a cost of approximately $50,000 each. Investments you make can change a country as these schools are central to the development of future leaders. We invite you to consider giving a one- time gift or begin a monthly sponsorship for schools in impoverished countries. It is a gift that will impact the life of a child and their community.
Feeding Centers are set up in local churches, administered by the pastor, run by church members and supported through your sponsorship. Three hundred dollars per month enables local churches to feed three hot, nutritious meals a week to fifty or more starving children in their community. After the meal they hear about Jesus. Returning to their homes of tin and cardboard often impacting their families as they retell what they have learned about the good news of Jesus.
Make an investment in these children’s future… Missionary Ventures International’s primary goal in supporting feeding centers is to share the love and message of Jesus Christ with the children who come for food. We want to give them eternal food as well as physical food. Jesus is truly the answer to their needs and everyone in the community is touched by the feeding center. It is a beautiful example of the love of Christ reaching out to hungry people.
A little goes a long way… A start up cost of $600 is needed to purchase a cooking burner, pots and pans for food preparation, eating utensils and flannel boards to aid in telling the children about Jesus.
Why not visit a feeding center… Missionary Ventures International welcomes your personal involvement. Call the Missionary Ventures International office for information about going on a team trip to minister to the children in these feeding centers.
Children are being helped. Families are being touched. Communities are being transformed. The world is being impacted by you.
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