Mission Team Trips will Change your Life!
David deAndrade experienced a thrill of a lifetime last year when he went on his first mission trip—to El Salvador with Missionary Ventures. As a dealer with the Nautique Boat Company in Orlando, Florida, he accepted a company invitation to participate in the “Nautique Cares” outreach program. He had been praying for an opportunity to […]
The Complete Ciyao Language Bible is Here
Article submitted by Kevin and Katherine Bubna, Missionaries in Mozambique Good News for sure! The complete Ciyao language Bible is here! Kevin handed out our first copy to Davide Matteus to use in the Chiwaya Discovery Bible Study. Please pray that many villagers will join the group to learn about God through Scripture passages in […]
Water Filtration System in Guatemala
Article submitted by Randy & Brenda Purcell, Country Directors in Guatemala Water Filtration System in Guatemala: Goal Met — and Exceeded! A huge blessing this past month is that God used many of you to help us not only meet — but exceed! — our goal of purchasing water purification systems for all 40 of […]
An African Moment
Article submitted by Kevin Bubna, Field Coordinator in Mozambique An African Moment: It’s one of the best built mud brick, grass-thatched houses in Sambula. With a western touch – construction ideas evidently taken from missionary homes – the veranda extended well past the home with room enough for a couple of people to sit side […]
Reserve a Star for Christmas
Article submitted by Deborah Derren, Threads of Hope in Kenya The Maasai ladies from our school (and in some cases their daughters and grandmothers!) have been very busy making these hand-made stars! These have been a huge blessing for the women as it provides much needed funds for food and school fees. To reserve a […]
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”.