Giving Out Motorcycles in Ecuador
Article submitted by Don & Mary Wolfram, Field Coordinators in Ecuador CMA (Christian Motorcyclists Association) Team to Ecuador: November 10-16 seventeen special CMAers came to Ecuador to dedicate and bless (5) motorcycles and (1) outboard. It was a special time of uniting CMA with local pastors and leaders and spending the weeks together. Once again, […]
Bible in Their Own Language in Oaxaca, Mexico
Article submitted by Ellie & Lila Quezada, Field Coordinators in Mexico Our seasons here in Oaxaca have turned into years, and it has taken us time to bring God’s Word to people groups in Mexico. Since we have been here our studio has recorded 60 New Testaments in total, with almost as many Jesus Film […]
Soccer and Discipleship in Uganda
Article submitted by Cody & Michaela Fulk, Field Coordinators in Uganda It has been almost 2 months since we moved here and God has done so many great things. We are feeling rather settled, and Cody has begun his work in the slums within Kampala. He was happy to see there are men to spend […]
Providing Quality Pastor Conferences in Nicaragua
Article submitted by Brenda Rose, Field Coordinator in Nicaragua “Shepherd the flock which is among you, serving as overseers, not by compulsion but willingly, not for dishonest gain but eagerly . . .”. 1 Peter (5:2-4) For many years Harborside Christian Church and a dear friend have been providing quality conferences for the pastors of […]
Medical Mission To Ghana-West Africa
Dr. Michael Dapaah, M.D., P.A. is leading a group of medical and non-medical team members to Ghana to an established clinic and orphanage in Kumasi, Ghana. They will spend approximately ten days taking care of the medical needs of those that come. With the help of a local pastor, they are also able to minister […]
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.