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Farm Land Opportunity in Asia

Farm Land Opportunity in Asia

Article submitted by MVI Field Coordinators in Asia Recently we were offered 8 acres of agricultural land at a discounted price for us to set up our base. The price is right, the location is ideal and the license to plant and farm has been granted by the local authorities. Please pray with us and […]

 

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Opportunities to Minister in the Philippines

Opportunities to Minister in the Philippines

Article submitted by Andrew Marriott, Director of MVNewZealand Youth Discipleship – Leadership Development -Disaster Risk Management – Sport Development Philippines Team Trip – 23 May to 5 Jun 2014 If you have a passion for, or experience in, any or all of the above topics then you could be just the kind of person we […]

 

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Advent Church’s Men’s Mission Team to Nicaragua

Advent Church’s Men’s Mission Team to Nicaragua

Article submitted by Mike & Lauren Deibert, Field Coordinators in Nicaragua We had a great group of men from our home church, Advent, join us in January.  They immediately felt like friends, hearing our story, our struggles and joys and offering us encouraging words, a picture of God’s promise for our future here, and a […]

 

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First Preschool Opened in Sani Top, Lesotho

First Preschool Opened in Sani Top, Lesotho

Article submitted by Coralie Roets, MVSouthAfrica Director Sani Top Lesotho Church opened its doors to twenty-one children – the first and only preschool in an 80 km radius. They started with nothing – no chairs, no tables, no paper. The need for education is so great in this area. If you would like to make […]

 

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A Big Thank You

A Big Thank You

Article submitted by Sue Brannan, Field Coordinator in Peru Thank you! Jim has improved the 3 aquariums in the Learning Center by adding more fish and so even a couple of kids have been encouraged to bring in a fish and crab. Jim (alias: MacGyver) is working to get the lighting and the filter systems […]

 

The Kiss from Heaven

Article submitted by Norberto and Julie Kurrle, Field Coordinators in Paraguay

Yesterday I spent a good part of the day weeping. One of our most loved supporters died on Christmas day and we just got the news.  She had been battling cancer for over ten years. She came to visit us for the first time in 2007 on a CMA trip and we became instant friends after that.

She would write us on a weekly basis with an encouraging word.  She would send us 3-4 care packs a year, she would mail cards on our birthdays.  She would pray for us consistently.  She arranged for us to have a vehicle while we were on our last furlough and drove it from Perry, GA to Orlando, FL to deliver it to us.  Seriously, who does that?  There are very few people like Anita in our lives.  Although we rejoice that she is no longer suffering, we mourn this great loss and wonder, “Who will fill the void that she left?”  She not only was our cheerleader, she sent packages overseas to our soldiers (she served in the U.S. Air Force for 24 years) and she was very active in her church and her local CMA chapter.

Just today I picked up the package she had sent us in November.  It was the only package we received the whole year.  I couldn’t help but tell the customs clerk about the loving sender of the package.  When she got really ill, she couldn’t send packages any more.  I told the clerk she probably wouldn’t see me again, because Anita was the only person who ever sent us anything.  The clerk responded, “It seems like she sent this last package as a kiss from heaven.”  Yes, it felt like that.

When the customs agent opened the package, the tears started to flow again.  She sent a little something for everyone, even Esther Anahi’s first ornament, a motorcycle toy for Timmy, cashews for Norberto and a devotional book for me.  It was a treasure, not because of the contents, but because it was in a sense, sent from heaven with so much love.

When I was telling my mom through tears about this great loss of a servant, she said, “Pray that God would raise up more people like Anita to be a part of your team.  It might take five people to do what she did, but God will provide.”  We are praying that very prayer.

She wanted to come on this year’s CMA trip and had even signed up, but had to back out because of her health.  We were hoping to see her on furlough this coming summer, but we’ll look forward to laughing with her in heaven.  We thank God for Anita’s full life, love, giving heart and her tremendous legacy.

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