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Adventure in the Caribbean

Adventure in the Caribbean

Article submitted by Nancy Long, MVUSA Staff I want to share with you an amazing opportunity I had last week. The president of Missionary Ventures asked all of the employees to consider going on a missionary trip this year. It had been 4 years since I had taken a trip to Peru, so I was […]

 

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Give Them Eyes to See

Give Them Eyes to See

Article submitted by Cody and Michaela Fulk, Field Coordinators in Uganda One way we are trying to help the community is by creating jobs. We are not big on giving handouts. For some of you that may sound strange, to that I recommend reading “When Helping Hurts.” After being involved in the community for over […]

 

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Typical Week in Birthing Center in Mexico

Typical Week in Birthing Center in Mexico

Article submitted by Lila Quezada, Field Coordinator in Mexico What is a week at Casa Compasiva like? Well, on a typical Monday I might walk in and find the midwives teaching a prenatal education class to six or eight women and some husbands/boyfriends. One midwife is leading everyone in exercises, another shares the gospel in […]

 

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Flooding in Bosnia

Flooding in Bosnia

Article submitted by MVGreatBritain Many of you may have seen news reports about unprecedented flooding in Bosnia-Herzegovina and other parts of the Balkans. Three months’ worth of rain fell in just three days. As a result, Bosnia’s rivers swelled and overflowed their banks in the worst flood ever recorded (at least 120 years). Several countries […]

 

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Invest in a Mozambique Pastor

Invest in a Mozambique Pastor

Article submitted by Kevin and Katherine Bubna, Field Coordinators in Mozambique Pastor Paul and Graca pastor a small church in Mozambique. Their congregation lovingly built a building last year where they could meet on a regular basis. Recently someone stole the plastic liner for their thatch roof and due to heavy rains the roof collapsed taking […]

 

Growing Pains at Birthing Center in Oaxaca, Mexico

Article submitted by Lila Quezada, Field Coordinator in Mexico

Here at Casa Compasiva we are experiencing our own version of growing pains.  Things are going so well on so many levels (God has done a beautiful work!), but at the same time we are being forced to grow and stretch in so many areas at the same time. It is good growth, but it is so rapid that it is sometimes exhausting, and we don’t even have the option of stopping.

For example, in order to achieve compliance with such-and-such government regulation, we must develop such-and-such a system first, which requires the implementation of such-and-such a program, which is dependent on such-and-such a project already being in place.  You get the picture?

We don’t have the luxury of growing slowly; we must advance on many fronts all at the same time!

The result? Casa Compasiva staff members currently have “aching bones” as we all try to make sense out of our shifting roles and struggle to catch up with new requirements and systems.  It hurts the most “when it’s raining”– when misunderstandings and relational strains occur from lack of time to communicate and process all the changes.

So all of this is to say: we need your prayers!  Please hold us before the throne and ask for God’s peace and comfort as we go through these growing pains.

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