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Family in India Transformed

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 […]

 

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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 […]

 

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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 […]

 

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Short-Term Missions Team in Nicaragua

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 […]

 

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Opportune Moment to Give to Birth Center in Mexico

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 […]

 

Prisoners in Zambia Receive Hope

Article submitted by John & Cathy Potter, Field Coordinators in South Africa

These are the highlights of my recent trip to Zambia. However the Lord always surprises us with many other answers to prayer like:

 Miracle for Chingola Prison

As the team baptized the last prisoner in Chingola the chaplin approached the team and asked whether we would help to build a chapel for the prisoners. We asked what materials were need and then said we would pray about what could be done. After ministering at a church in Kitwe we were approached by a businessman who wanted to know what needs there were in our ministry. We shared with him about the need to finish the chapel in the Chingola prison. After sharing he said he would have a truck loaded the next day with all the materials and have it delivered to the prison. What a mighty God we serve!

Helping the elderly

Whilst visiting the Kabwe Maximum security prison we met a very old lady. She had no family and was kept by the prison because there was no one to care for her although she had finished her prison sentence. The team was able to assist her with money for charcoal and food. I will never forget how thankful she was. It is such a privilege to be part of God’s work.

Two young pastors receive new bicycles

On one Sunday we went to Chondwe prison where we shared the gospel. A seven hour return journey but well worth the drive. Many gave their hearts to the Lord and were baptized. Just before we preached we met two young pastors who had also come to share the gospel with the prisoners. They were both at Bible school and had borrowed two bicycles to attend the service. Elizabeth Ratliff (MVI Field Coordinator in Zambia) felt led to bless the two young pastors with their own bicycles so that they could keep up the good work. The look on their faces was incredible to say the least. They left that prison having received a miracle of God’s provision for their ministry. It was just so wonderful to see what God did in the lives of these two pastors. I would love to have been there when they got home and told their families about their unexpected blessing.

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