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.
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.”
PHILIPPINES – Preparing for Youth Outreach at Easter Camps
UPDATE 30 MARCH 2023:
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.”
VANUATU – Cyclones Judy and Kevin cause extensive damage
UPDATE 30 MARCH 2023:
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.”
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.
NEW ZEALAND – Tonga Young Adult Leaders’ Retreat
Greetings again from the Island Kingdom of Tonga!
I would like to take this time to thank you for the many prayers and support towards our youth leadership retreat that was held in Auckland, New Zealand, with our speakers John Fergusson and Richard Brunton. That trip was totally an act of faith where we see God’s hand move and work in our midst within these 4 days.
Transformation, deliverance, healing, and restoration took place during this retreat. Our faith has grown, and these young leaders are the future of our country, church, ministry, and community.
I Am About To Do Something New￼
Greetings again from the Island Kingdom of Tonga, on behalf of the Tonga Christian Radio we would like to wish you a blessed Happy New Year for 2023.
We declare Isaiah 43:19 (NLT) … For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the wasteland.
HOPE Does Not Disappoint!
During the pre-dawn hours of that first Christmas day, people found HOPE again. The heralding angel announced, “I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord.”
PHILIPPINES – Clean Water for Mangyan Communities
As tropical storms continue to affect the Mindoro province, the need for clean drinking water calls for immediate action.
The tremendous flooding brought about by the storms ravaging the country during the rainy season has caused flash floods, therefore contaminating water used for drinking, cooking and cleaning.
Recently, there has been an outbreak of cholera and other water-borne illnesses due to unsanitary water.
TONGA – Malo ‘Aupito from Willy Florian (TCRFM Station Manager)
Greetings from the island kingdom of Tonga! As we approach the 4th quarter of the year, I stand speechless, humble and full of thanksgiving at what God is doing here in Tonga through the radio. Although this year has its own challenges, storms and needs I was encouraged by …
NEW ZEALAND – Tonga Christian Radio Thanksgiving Evening
Thank you to all who were able to join us on 20 August, as we gathered at Blockhouse Bay Community Church to celebrate the completion of the new station building […]
THAILAND – Taking the gospel to the Maniq tribe
Mission Ventures Thailand (MVT) is privileged to partner with Ps Somchai in bringing the gospel and God’s love to the primitive nomadic MANIQ tribe residing in the Patthalung hills of […]
TONGA – New Radio Building a Step Closer
Onca again, a big MALO ‘AUPITO to everyone who has supported the construction of the new radio station building! The decking has now been installed, and the work to finish […]
THAILAND – Shine News May 2022
SHINE NEWS from Mission Ventures Thailand- May 2022 www.mvthailand.org | fb: mission ventures thailand FOCUS on … MV SATUN BAPTIST CHURCH Healing and Salvation for the community of Satun Province, southern Thailand […]
LATVIA – From Ukraine in Love and Deeds
By Mauro Martinez, Baltic School of Ministry As a former Soviet Union country, Latvia’s population consists of many people from Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus. Since the conflict began in Ukraine, […]
PHILIPPINES – Another tropical storm (Megi) causes major damage
The death toll from landslides and flooding in the Philippines triggered by tropical storm Agaton (international name Megi) rose to 133 on Thursday as more bodies were found villages across […]
UKRAINE – Final day to support this opportunity to help war refugees
Victor and Yolanda are our Field Coordinators for Eastern Europe with a focus on Romania and Moldova FINAL DAY TO SUPPORT THIS OPPORTUNITY The crisis unfolding in Ukraine has moved […]
THAILAND – Church planting news
From Supol & Suan Kee – National Leaders, Mission Ventures Thailand Praise God for all the opportunities that MVT had to reach out to the different communities in Thailand and […]
MALAWI – Many dead and property destroyed by major storm
Report from Lloyd Thabatha – Director, MV South Africa On the 23rd of January a tropical storm travelled through South of Malawi. Nsanje and Chikwawa were the worst hit district. […]
TONGA – The message of the cross never changes
Things are changing so quickly in Tonga – but the work goes on and message never changes! Here a summary of today’s stories, from Willy Florian, Station Manager at Tonga […]
CAMBODIA – MV Cambodia established and planting churches
We praise God that Mission Ventures Cambodia is now established – called to serve and honour our Lord Jesus Christ and reaching into Cambodian communities with the gospel, to those […]
PHILIPPINES – Typhoon Odette Relief updates
Donations are now closed for these appeals, but you can still make a general donation towards personnel support, community projects and future relief needs here Thank you! Bishop Philip & […]
TONGA – Latest updates (28 Jan)
UPDATES FROM TONGA (28 JAN) “God has answered our prayers. It has been raining here in the Kingdom since Thursday night. All this dust and ashes from the eruption has […]
TONGA – Phone report from Willy Florian
We received a phone call from Willy Florian in Tonga this morning, to let us know he and his family – and everyone at the radio station – are OK. […]
TONGA – Volcano erupts; tsumani waves impact islands
Previous Next UPDATE – MONDAY 17 JANUARY From the acting High Commissioner of NZ to Tonga, Peter Lund: “Thanks everyone for your thoughts and concern. Tonga’s internet is down after […]
PHILIPPINES – ‘State of Calamity’ Declared
Our National Leaders in the Philippines are still dealing with the aftermath of Super-Typhoon Rai (aka Odette), which hit at a time when they were already planning to reach out to […]
MYANMAR – Relief for Karen Refugees
UPDATE 7 DECEMBER 2021 Update from our MVThailand Directors: Praise God, MVT is able to continue providing food relief to the Myanmar Karen refugees. Pastor S and team are able […]
PHILIPPINES – Christmas Outreach 2021
Ps Danny & Lorie Macuha (Field Coordinators on Mindoro island) are planning Christmas outreaches in Batangas and to remote Mangyan tribal communities, to bring joy and encouragement to families living […]
TONGA – Tonga Christian Radio update
UPDATE 6 DECEMBER 2021 From Willy Florian – Station ManagerFirst of all I would like to thank God for His love and what He’s doing for the ministry.We’d like to […]
GLOBAL – Transportation Programme
From our MotiVate office here in New Zealand, and through our global partnership with the Christian Motorcyclists Association, we’ve provided this year more than 60 motorcycles and a boat for […]
MALAWI – Awesome Power of Blessing
We recently partnered with Richard Brunton to provide 1,500 copies of the ‘Awesome Power of Blessing’ and ‘The Blessing Effect’ books for our partners in Malawi – Ps Moses Chikuta […]
PHILIPPINES – Mindoro Floods & Earthquake
Mindoro island in the Philippines, is again experiencing major flooding, with houses being washed away and crops destroyed, and a subsequent strong earthquake has shaken locals even more. We have […]
GLOBAL – Supporting National Leaders & Partners
As the Covid19 pandemic continues to spread around the world, our co-workers and ministry partners across the Asia-Pacific region and Africa continue to faithfully minister and reach out to their […]
GUATEMALA – Ripples from Guatemala
The Story of Pastor Tomás Tomás Guzaro’s life could have been nothing more than living and dying in a small village in Guatemala. But God had other plans. Tomás was […]
INDIA – Pray for all affected by the Covid19 pandemic
As India struggles to cope with the Covid19 crisis, our India office directors share with ‘Pray As One‘ some urgent prayer requests and an update us on how they – […]
TONGA – Radio Station Building Update
A big MALO ÁUPITO to HRH Princess Siu’ilikutapu and all who are praying and supporting the radio station, as the work progresses and we look forward to moving in to […]
VANUATU – Building a future at Victory School of Hope
Victory School of Hope serves a very needy community in Blacksands, an informal peri-urban community just outside the municipality of Port Vila in Vanuatu. Many of its residents have been […]
FIJI – Re-building on Mali after Cyclone Yasa
Cyclone Yasa – one of the strongest storms ever recorded – caused major destruction across much of Fiji on 17 December. Entire villages have been flattened and thousands of people […]
TONGA – The containers have arrived. The work can begin!
While broadcasts continue from the current Tonga Christian Radio building – impacting lives across Tonga – work is about to start on the new building, based around two 40ft shipping […]
Typhoons sweep across Philippines and Vietnam
Over the past two weeks, two powerful typhoons – including Rolly (aka Goni), the world’s strongest typhoon so far this year – have caused major destruction in parts of the […]
A new station building for Tonga Christian Radio
While broadcasts continue to impact lives and the current building has served well, it is in urgent need of replacement. We recently completed a ’30-day Challenge’ to raise funds to […]
VANUATU – Relief work under way, and sawmills starting up
UPDATE 5 NOV 2020 We’ve been able to send more funds to enable the purchase of two chainsaws and other essential tools and supplies as the sawmills are deployed on […]
MALAWI – Attack on rural village leaves families homeless
We’ve just received an urgent plea for help from Ps Moses Chikuta – Senior Pastor of Agape Christian Fellowship and our Field Administrator based in Dedza, Malawi. Several members of […]
GLOBAL – No Lockdown in God’s Kingdom!
Last month, I (Andrew) should have been leading a motorbike ministry tour of Mindoro island in the Philippines with team members from New Zealand – including the Christian Motorcyclists’ Association […]
VANUATU – “It doesn’t get much worse than this … ” – Cyclone Harold makes landfall
“It doesn’t get much worse than this … ” according to Weather Watch’. Thankfully many of the Pacific Islands, including Vanuatu and Tonga, remain free of Covid19 – but ín […]
PHILIPPINES – Volcano Taal erupts – larger eruption imminent
While our co-workers across the Philippines organised Christmas celebrations for their churches and the children, they were also busy responding to an earthquake on Mindanao and typhoons across the central […]
PHILIPPINES – Typhoon Ursula hits Leyte and Samar
Many parts of the Visayas region, and San Jose on Mindoro island, have been seriously devastated over Christmas by typhoon Ursula (aka Phanfone) that has left 28 dead – and […]
PHILIPPINES – Christmas Outreach and Relief Operations
With Christmas fast approaching, our co-workers in the Philippines are busy preparing for celebrations and outreach events, as well as for relief operations that are sadly required all too often […]
MALAWI – Bringing hope to the South after the floods
Pastor Moses in Malawi asks us to pray with him for the Widows Livelihood project, “whereby, we aim at empowering poor women and widows in the South of Malawi in […]
SIERRA LEONE – Old Machines Bring New Life
Too old to be used by God? Not for a collection of sewing machines! The old Singer sewing machines were accidentally shipped from Europe to a business in Sanford, Florida. […]
PERU – The Cost of Discipleship
By Joshua Hire, missionary in Peru Recently 14 men and 2 women travelled to the Shawi Discipleship Centre in Peru to learn more about God. They came from 9 different […]
PHILIPPINES – State of Calamity in Oriental Mindoro
Pastor Danny Macuha reports that a ‘State of Calamity’ has been declared, following Tropical Depression Usman, in the areas of Naujan, Baco, Calapan City, Socorro, Pinamalayan, Pola, Bongabong, and Bansud […]
NICARAGUA -Founding a Vocational School
In 2007, after serving as a teacher at Nicaragua Christian Academy and learning more of Nicaragua’s culture and struggle, missionary Mike Deibert prayed for God’s continued call for him in […]
RUSSIA – Snowmobiles kick-start Church Planting
Years ago, Missionary Ventures helped young Pastor Nikolai Zalutsky, who is now a Bishop, to start a Bible school in Pskov, Russia. He had a vision to plant churches all […]
GUATEMALA – Helping a Church Reach Their Community
Missionaries Obed and Cara Zuleta have been encouraging a local Guatemalan church to reach out in missions. Cara writes, “They got excited and put together a few Bible classes for kids, and then Obed […]