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Church is Thriving in Nauru

Church is Thriving in Nauru

The church is thriving in Nauru. We were honored to visit this tiny nation in the south Pacific. The first night we were blessed with a word from the president of Nauru.  It was great to hear him stand up and declare the motto of the nation, “God’s will first”. Nauru, is making a stand for God! […]

 

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Talita Says Thank You

Talita Says Thank You

Thank you for providing funds for my daughter Talita’s education. We love and appreciate you all in America. God bless you. Submitted by Pastor Andre Ngovene, Pastor in Mozambique

 

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Give Clean Water in Swaziland

Give Clean Water in Swaziland

It is very difficult for children in Swaziland to have a healthy, carefree childhood. They have to scoop water from dung infected river beds for drinking, cooking and washing purposes. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is not possible. Your help is needed in providing wells to provide clean water for families. Visit the MVI Gift Catalog […]

 

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Movie Nights for Kids in Kenya

Movie Nights for Kids in Kenya

Some of our churches in Ngando, Kenya are going to start hosting movie showings for the children in our community. Most have no electricity (thus no TV), and have never been to see a movie – so we are SUPER excited about this idea! We have some Veggie Tale DVD’s already in Nairobi – but […]

 

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Encouraging Conference in Ecuador

Encouraging Conference in Ecuador

We drove to Ankuash, Ecuador to hold encourage and teach over 300 people which was more than we had planned for. We preached 5 different sessions. We had several breakout sessions which were a big highlight. Many people expressed that God had really changed their hearts and others said they have renewed their commitment to […]

 

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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