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 […]
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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