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Family in India Transformed

Family in India Transformed

Article submitted by Malaki Dara, Country Director in India Venkateswarlu was an orthodox worshiper of several deities from his birth, a tradition from many generations. One day, Pastor Jayaraju came to his particular village sharing the message of the Gospel to the people. Venkateswarlu strongly opposed it and even tried to chase him out of […]

 

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Take a Short-Term Trip to Fiji

Have you ever thought of spending time doing missions work within the local villages of Fiji? Well, here’s your opportunity to join Sidney & Janet Tuitama’s family team working alongside the MVFiji team. Last year, the team witnessed ground-breaking opportunities and new doors opening within the areas they ministered in. The team is returning to […]

 

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College Student Outreach in Thailand

Article submitted by John Williams, Director of MVAustralia Plenty Valley Christian College has sent small groups of Year 10 students to Thailand as a part of a mission team for years now. The opportunity is one that allows students to gain a better understanding of poverty, how to work as a team, to serve others […]

 

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Short-Term Missions Team in Nicaragua

Short-Term Missions Team in Nicaragua

Article submitted by Eric & Marilyn Loftsgard, MVI Country Directors in Nicaragua We recently hosted a short-term missions team in Nicaragua from Bend, Oregon who worked with Tesoros de Dios, House of Hope and NCA Nejapa. On closing night as the team gathered to sum up their experience in Nicaragua, Laurie shared some thoughts that […]

 

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Opportune Moment to Give to Birth Center in Mexico

Opportune Moment to Give to Birth Center in Mexico

Article submitted by Lila Quezada, Field Coordinator in Mexico “If you were looking for the opportune moment… that was it.” This quote by the esteemed Captain Jack Sparrow from the movie Pirates of the Caribbean has been running through my brain all week. I keep thinking how maybe somebody has been wanting to donate funds […]

 

Out of Our Comfort Zone

Article submitted by Brad & Cami Matlack, Field Coordinators in Kenya

This morning, I am longing…

…for one day back at our beautiful, familiar church …for one trip to the beach with all of our long-time, comfortable friends …for one relaxing afternoon at the park with our family (without looking around for potential dangers) …one simple laundry day …a long fellowship and prayer time with a close friend…

…for a moment back in my comfort zone…

The tears feel close to the surface – normal just isn’t “normal”!

I’m encouraged this morning by these words from Ann Voskamp. “When God moves us out of our comfort zone —- into places that are way bigger than us, places that are difficult, hard, painful —- that even hurt — this is a gift. We are being given a gift. These hard places give us the gift of intimately knowing God — in ways that would never be possible in our comfort zones.”

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