The most powerful Hurricane in a decade, Matthew, has left thousands displaced in Haiti. From reports from the field we know many streets are flooded and many houses are without roofs. Bridges and roads are washed out. As you know, Haiti is one of the world’s poorest countries with many already living in flimsy housing […]
MVI Announces New President
Within the last month, MVI has brought on a new leader to charge the organization with renewed focus on strategic growth and implementation. Bill Snell, MVI’s new President, is no stranger to Orlando, or the life-changing work accomplished by Missionary Ventures. Snell has been a pastor in the Orlando area since 2000, and formally served […]
We are so grateful for your prayers and support for Ecuador. On Sunday, April 17, a magnitude-7.8 earthquake struck Ecuador’s central coast flattening buildings, homes, and churches. Highways were also crumbled as a result of this event. So far, approximately 350 civilians are dead and over 2,000 are injured. Missionary Ventures has four families serving […]
Breaking News – Tropical Cyclone in Fiji
Breaking News Dear Friends and Family, Tropical Cyclone Winston has battered Fiji causing widespread damage. The category five cyclone is one of the most powerful ever recorded in the Southern Hemisphere with wind gusts over 300 kilometres per hour. There are reports that houses have been blown away, roads washed out, cars and small aircraft […]
Help for Family in Swaziland
I’m continually learning what it means to take courageous steps of faith and sacrifice for the sake of Christ’s Kingdom and the poor among us. It started with a typical email from the field. In Swaziland, there is a mother Nomsa and her four children whose husband just passed away from AIDS. They came to […]
Great Loss and Urgent Prayer Needed
MVI has experienced a great loss as a family today. This morning (April 18) Norberto and Julie Kurrle and their children (Field Coordinators in Paraguay) were involved in a car accident and Julie and their son Timmy were killed. She was killed at the scene and their son Timmy died in his father’s arms on the way to the hospital. Their little girl is still hospitalized and we understand is in good condition. Norberto was not significantly injured in the accident. Julie is sister to Dave Beam who works in our office here in Orlando.
Our hearts are broken and we are grieving this loss, but we know that Julie and Timmy are fully alive in heaven now and this separation from them is only momentary.
Please, lift up Norberto and daughter Anahi in prayer.