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Welcome to MotiVate – the New Zealand office of MVInternational – empowering and equipping National Leaders globally since 1983


Join us on Saturday 2 March at Otara Samoan AOG church for a buffet with refreshments, and powerful evening of worship, cultural items, video testimonies and inspiring stories with:

Richard Brunton (Author, The Awesome Power of Blessing)

Dowager Lady Maasi Kalaniuvalu 

Andrew Marriott (National Director, MotiVate)

Latu & Kefu (Radio Hosts, Tonga Christian Radio)

… and the Rhema Band!

5pm Buffet (RSVP)*  |  Worship from 6:30pm  |  7pm Programme starts

*Buffet and Entrance is free, but RSVP required for catering purposes.

Stories from the Mission Field

Be encouraged and inspired as you read our stories of lives transformed through the power of God’s love, and ask Him to show you how you can be personally involved – through your prayers, financial support or by serving in New Zealand or overseas.


TONGA – The Awesome Power of Blessing

Richard Brunton (author – ‘The Awesome Power of Blessing’) ministered on the principles of Blessing and the Father’s love in discipleship groups; schools; special meetings, churches, market-place and at the radio station.

Willy Florian (Station Manager) reported:

“It was a blessing to speak blessing at the market place and different places with different people but what amazed us is GOD AT WORK in the lives of the people …

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Death is defeated – The King is Alive!

Ask many un-churched people today what they know of the Easter story and they will probably answer either that they don’t know what the story is about, or that they don’t believe it’s true.

Yet, as believers and followers of Jesus Christ we know that the biblical accounts of Jesus’ death and resurrection are 100% true.

Although the prophet Isaiah lived 700 years before Jesus’ birth, he foretold in amazing detail who the Messiah would be and what He would go through for future generations, including us today.

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MALAWI – Relief support needed following Cyclone Freddy

UPDATE 30 March 2023:
The death toll has risen to beyond 400, with more than 350,000 displaced – and there is a desperate need for clean water, food and other supplies.

Pastor Moses told us “indeed we are speechless as we see lots of corpses recovered from deep mud. A whole village in another location has perished! We are now on 14 days of nationwide mourning.”

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PHILIPPINES – Preparing for Youth Outreach at Easter Camps

MARAMING SALAMAT (thank you very much) for the generous donations that will cover the cost of food and transportation for 300 youth from remote villages to attend this year’s camp on Mindoro island.
Ps Danny writes: “Pray for the youth camp this coming April 6-8. Pray for God’s provision to meet our needs for this camp. Safety of the campers and good weather. Our target campers 300 youth. The theme of this camp is BACK TO WORK and our goal is to challenge our youth to continue in God’s work and renew their commitment to win souls.”

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VANUATU – Cyclones Judy and Kevin cause extensive damage

A big TANK YU TUMAS (thank you very much) for the donations that have come in following the major damage to come of the Victory School of Hope classrooms. The Ni-Vanuatu team has worked hard to reframe the buildings and your support has helped to cover the roofing costs.

National Leader Ps Zebedee Tanga wrote to us earlier this week: “Received the funds in good time to help with the roofing iron. Now, 3- 4 classrooms are done. Your help is so much appreciated, that now we can have the full school on again after the cyclone.”

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Church Planting

THAILAND – 22 baptised at Bang Khan church plant

Praise God that 22 people were baptised in this church recently.

Bang Khan is a district of Nakhon Si Thammarat province, southern Thailand with a population of more than 50,000 people. Most of the people here are Buddhists and animist and earn a living by rubber tapping.

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