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The Deaf Community in Nicaragua
Article submitted by Brenda Rose, Field Coordinator in Nicaragua And his disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Jesus answered, “It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be displayed in him John 9:2. Several months ago […]
We Buried a Friend This Morning
Article submitted by Mike & Lauren Deibert, Field Coordinators in Nicaragua I don’t know that we North Americans do death very well; I suppose that we think we do life well. Nicaraguans seem to do both well, and what’s more extraordinary, they don’t even know it. We buried a friend this morning. His name was […]
Sewing into Lives: Rug Production Project
Article submitted by John Williams, MVAustralia Director Pastor Rolly, our field worker in Cebu/Bohol, Philippines, working in the Vista Bella community of squatters on Mactan Island Cebu, is asking for funds to buy 6 sewing machines, and the initial remnant fabric (from garment factories) to help in establishing their project, Rug Production. The workers in […]
Empowering Women through Micro-Finance Programs
Article submitted by Coralie Roets, Director of MVSouthAfrica Philisiwe is a pastor’s wife from Phuzumoya Baptist Alliance Church in Swaziland. She coordinates the Micro Finance Program which is a program that empowers women who are unemployed but are looking for opportunities to help support their families. This program helps the women by lending them money […]
Gray Road Baptist Church Visits Orphans in Guatemala
Article submitted by Randy & Brenda Purcell, Country Directors in Guatemala Gray Road Baptist from Indianapolis, IN came 4 days after the retreat. This is the church where we accepted Christ a long time ago! They have been coming for many years. This church is very mindful to care for orphans and because of this, […]
Trading Leather for Canvas
After 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 without 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.
Emmanuel 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”.