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Life in Guatemala

Life in Guatemala

“Tiwaj.” It’s not every day that a Pokomchi* person tells me that. That one little word (pronounced tee-WAH) means “I love you.” I smile big and say “Thank you!” And it means a lot to me. I’ve known Amanda, the 18-year-old girl who said it, since she was a small child.  When she was a toddler, […]

 

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Hope for Orphans in India

Missionary Ventures Great Britain shares news about an ongoing project in Isnapur, India that will make a big impact in this community and change lives for a group of orphans. Read the full story here.

 

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Life After Retirement

FOX 13 News Dale and Kaye Brooks share about their life after retirement.

 

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Supercyclone Pam Devastates Vanuatu

Supercyclone Pam Devastates Vanuatu

According to one UN agency, Supercyclone Pam looks to be one of the worst disasters to have ever hit the Pacific. Category Five Cyclone Pam hit Vanuatu with devastating force with sustained wind speeds over 260 kilometers per hour that has devastated villages and communities. Food crops have been destroyed, drinking water has been contaminated, […]

 

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Gift for a Fellow Classmate in Nicaragua

Gift for a Fellow Classmate in Nicaragua

The middle school students learning at ESVO a vocational school in Managua, Nicaragua have turned their training into a practical and helpful gift. The students in the 8th grade welding class made a walker for their classmate, David. He has Cerebral Palsy and just had an operation that would allow him to use a walker. […]

 

Trading Leather for Canvas

latest-news-trading-leather-01After 12 years in ministry as an evangelist with the Christian Motorcyclists Association of Canada, we felt that God was calling us to hang up our leathers and move on to other things. We knew God wasn’t finished with us yet, but were unsure what He had in mind until a mysterious phone call left us in possession of a 47’ ketch rigged sailboat for ministry.

Now our family of 7 (6 sailing fulltime) has found ourselves trading our leather for canvas and withoutlatest-news-trading-leather-02 the confines of roads and highways have discovered the potential of serving God on the high seas.

The boat (aptly named Emmanuel) is now our home. We have been spending the past few months equipping her and ourselves for the cruising/ministry life. The New Year will find us heading to the Caribbean and points beyond.

MISSION STATEMENT

latest-news-trading-leather-03Emmanuel is a vessel dedicated to serving the servants (those already doing the work) by coming alongside to equip and encourage. She will bring aid to the church in 3 ways:

1. Spiritual (scripture and training material, teaching, equipping the church)

2. Physical (food, clothing, equipment and resources)

3. Medical (medicines, vitamins and supplies. The vessel also provides an area where trained professionals can work and treat patients.) Emmanuel’s crew will always be prepared to give a reason for the hope that they have.

VISION STATEMENT: Serving the servants in the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean with Emmanuel (God with us). Psalm 65:5  “You faithfully answer our prayers with awesome deeds, O God our savior. You are the hope of everyone on earth, even those who sail on distant seas”.

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