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2017 Open Teams

  Our 2017 open teams are now accepting applications! We are so excited to offer these opportunities to serve! Led by an MVI staff member, our open teams are for those who want to get out there into the mission field without traveling with a particular church. Team members come from all around the country, […]



MVI World Missions Conference 2017

January 11-14, 2017         “Those who receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness  will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.” Romans 5:17(b) Conference Speakers: See Dr. Erick Schenkel’s Bio HERE. See Jacks Taylor’s bio HERE.   Dear Missionary Ventures Family,   Our World Mission Conference, January 11-14, is approaching […]



2016 Gift Catalog

God’s kingdom operates differently from that of the world. In our world of finance,” little” remains little, and “much” is quite a distance from “little”. However, kingdom finance is radically different from the world. Jesus likened the operation of the Kingdom of God to a mustard seed – very little in its original form, but when planted grows into […]



Hurricane Matthew

The most powerful Hurricane in a decade, Matthew, has left thousands displaced in Haiti. From reports from the field we know many streets are flooded and many houses are without roofs. Bridges and roads are washed out. As you know, Haiti is one of the world’s poorest countries with many already living in flimsy housing […]



MVI Announces New President

Within the last month, MVI has brought on a new leader to charge the organization with renewed focus on strategic growth and implementation. Bill Snell, MVI’s new President, is no stranger to Orlando, or the life-changing work accomplished by Missionary Ventures. Snell has been a pastor in the Orlando area since 2000, and formally served […]


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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