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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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”.