Drought in the Marshall Islands
Article submitted by Steve & Shawn Clark, MVI Field Coordinators in the Marshall Islands We have sent out a prayer request before, but we want to bring it to your attention again. Many of our northern atolls have not had rain in over five months. The water lens that they do have on a few [...]
Luther Meier Shares His Testimony
Luther Meier, MVI Vice-President-at-Large, shares his testimony courtesy of Influence Living
When Choices Really Tear Us Up Inside
Article submitted by Brad and Camie Matlack, Field Coordinators in Kenya A 32-year old lady has been sharing her dream since the day we met her. As we studied God’s Word together in a ladies’ Bible group, her prayers were consistent. She just wanted to FINISH school! Without even a primary education, this dream appeared [...]
Growing and growing in the Marshall Islands!
Article submitted by Steve & Shawn Clark, Field Coordinators in the Marshall Islands We are seeing so many changes in the lives of people in Majuro and in the church. One of the areas under going change is our children’s department at Majuro English Assembly (MEA) headed up by Edna our Christian Education Coordinator. Edna [...]
Library Books for Nicaragua
Article submitted by Elisabeth Elliott, Field Specialist in Nicaragua We’re 3 months into school, and we have settled in to about as much of a “normal” routine as we will this first year. We celebrated International Book Day here last week by dressing up as our favorite book characters and visiting the library. I can’t [...]
Cathedral Church of the Advent Short-Term Mission Team to Nicaragua
Article submitted by Mike & Lauren Deibert, Field Coordiantors in Nicaragua
In early July, a team of 20 young adults from Cathedral Church of the Advent in Birmingham, Alabama, came to share their hearts with the people of Nicaragua. I (Lauren) was delighted because this is my home church, the one that has known me since I was in diapers. They served in many ways: painting the homes of Ramon and Jaime, sharing a day of vacation Bible school with the kids of Los Brasiles, doing prayer walks through a small community, offering a “spa” day for the women of Nueva Imagen, and taking the disabled children and familes of Tesoros de Dios to the Nicaraguan “waterpark.” Of course, they served with hearts wide open. But what struck Mike and me throughout the week is how teachable they were, how much they wanted to understand poverty on a spiritual level–including their own poverty. I saw real humility in their reflections. I saw a desire for equality in the way they served. I saw sincere questions in the way they prayed. Overall, Mike and I look back on this group and praise God that His truth really reached all of our hearts that week. Thank you, Advent, for letting the Spirit lead–and for encouraging our family in the process!