Family in India Transformed
Article submitted by Malaki Dara, Country Director in India Venkateswarlu was an orthodox worshiper of several deities from his birth, a tradition from many generations. One day, Pastor Jayaraju came to his particular village sharing the message of the Gospel to the people. Venkateswarlu strongly opposed it and even tried to chase him out of […]
Take a Short-Term Trip to Fiji
Have you ever thought of spending time doing missions work within the local villages of Fiji? Well, here’s your opportunity to join Sidney & Janet Tuitama’s family team working alongside the MVFiji team. Last year, the team witnessed ground-breaking opportunities and new doors opening within the areas they ministered in. The team is returning to […]
College Student Outreach in Thailand
Article submitted by John Williams, Director of MVAustralia Plenty Valley Christian College has sent small groups of Year 10 students to Thailand as a part of a mission team for years now. The opportunity is one that allows students to gain a better understanding of poverty, how to work as a team, to serve others […]
Short-Term Missions Team in Nicaragua
Article submitted by Eric & Marilyn Loftsgard, MVI Country Directors in Nicaragua We recently hosted a short-term missions team in Nicaragua from Bend, Oregon who worked with Tesoros de Dios, House of Hope and NCA Nejapa. On closing night as the team gathered to sum up their experience in Nicaragua, Laurie shared some thoughts that […]
Opportune Moment to Give to Birth Center in Mexico
Article submitted by Lila Quezada, Field Coordinator in Mexico “If you were looking for the opportune moment… that was it.” This quote by the esteemed Captain Jack Sparrow from the movie Pirates of the Caribbean has been running through my brain all week. I keep thinking how maybe somebody has been wanting to donate funds […]
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”.