Isn’t It Interesting How God Moves in His Timing?
Article submitted by Glen Dubois, President of MVI I love God stories. I’d like to tell you one story that started five years ago when we’d gone to Matagalpa, Nicaragua, to purchase the property for a school. The price was to be $60,000. At the closing, the lawyer asked for $30,000 more. We had to [...]
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 [...]
John Potter – In Memory
Article submitted by Gary & Patsy Hall, MVI Chairman of the Board
John Potter—Mighty Man of God, the best of Husbands, the dearest of Dads, the truest of Friends.
We had only been home from a short-term mission trip to Uganda for 2 weeks. On Friday, 29 June, we got the unbelievable call that John (MVSouth Africa Regional Coordinator) had passed away. The shock was overwhelming. The loss deeper than we can express. John, Cathy and their 3 girls are family. We have lived together, visited back and forth, vacationed together, done missions together. How does one imagine the world without John Potter.
We flew back to South Africa July 2 to participate in the funeral and just to be with Cath, Rob and Justine, Grant and Shelly, Katie and close friends in Durban. Melanie and Lindsey went with us—it was a time for all of us to be together. A friend wrote us how she felt when she suddenly lost her dear friend: “…I learned that the intense pain of loss matched the intense privilege & love God poured on me through the beautiful God-filled relationship we shared.” How true. John was the best and truest of men and our loss is intense—but so are the blessings we’ve had because of John and his family. Everyone was important to John. His heart held the world, & his family was right there at the top. He lived & released life to the fullest extent—just like Jesus, whom he loved so dearly. We love you so much, John Potter! And we miss you more than we can say.
Please continue to pray for Cathy Potter and their 3 daughters – Justine, Shelly and Katie – as they process and grieve.