28 Jul

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 received the following report from our Field Coordinator, Ps Danny Macuha: “Due to non-stop heavy rain (July 20-July 26) caused by southwest monsoon and Typhoon Fabian, five rivers in Mindoro Island were overflowed and hundreds of houses were flooded. Some of our co-labourers affected were forced to evacuate together with thousand...

10 May

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 – and the national leaders they are responsible for across India – are responding. Click above to donate any amount towards the relief effort through MotiVate and MVIndia Video for MV India Office Directors – recorded for Pray As One – May 2021 Video Transcript: M: Thank...

15 Jan

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 are now homeless. Our Field Administrator for Missionary Ventures Fiji, Mere Kato, has been able to travel to her island (Mali) with a carpenter and his family. They’re accompanied by 6 young indo-Fijian men who are former students at a school where Mere once taught. Two are electricians and the rest...

07 Nov

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 Philippines and Vietnam Ps Rolly Vasey, Field Coordinator for Cebu, is part of a ministerial group organising urgent supplies for the Bicol region – one of the hardest hit areas. Ps Danny Macuha, our Field Coordinator for Batangas and Mindoro sent us this report earlier today, which highlights the very real struggles...

Sawmill and Relief Vanuatu
05 Nov

Relief work under way, and sawmills starting up, in Vanuatu

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 south Santo. Our ministry partners (Ps Silas and Lois Fatu) at Luganville are supporting the Ni-Vanuatu team locally. Ps Tueni Wan is still in Auckland, as he’s unable to return to Vanuatu until the Covd19 restrictions are lifted, but is providing remote support for the team as they get the mill working...

No Lockdown in God's Kingdom
01 Jun

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 – joining Ps Danny Macuha (Field Coordinator) and church leaders from across the island. I was scheduled to fly out a week earlier with one of our board members for the 50th Anniversary celebration of the Agape churches on Mindanao island, led by Field Coordinator Bishop Philip Gonzalez. Up...

10 Apr

“It doesn’t get much worse than this … ” – Cyclone Harold makes landfall in the Pacific Islands

“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 the past few days Cyclone Harold has already caused multiple fatalities in the Solomon Islands and much devasation across the northern islands of Vanuatu and parts of Fiji. Although the cyclone lost some energy while passing over Fiji, it re-intensified to Category 5 while heading towards Tonga – yet it passed over...

Children Christmas Party
06 Dec

Christmas Outreach and Relief Operations in the Philippines

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 in this part of the world that is prone to natural disasters. By sourcing gifts and relief items from local suppliers, instead of sending them from New Zealand, we can not only avoid significant shipping costs and maximise the effectiveness of the programmes but also support the local economy and promote...

Aid for South Malawi
25 Oct

Bring hope to South Malawi 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 the areas where floods washed everything from people and none has hope for survival. The areas of Chikwawa and Nsanje districts are good for animal production. Pray more goats for Widows. Also pray for our bible school these are local pastors involved in rural missions.” ...

Typhoon Usman flooding
04 Jan

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 in Oriental (East) Mindoro, The Philippines. Most of the photos below were sent to him by pastors and friends in the region. Danny writes: “Please continue to pray Mindoro. To much damaged in infrastructure, rice field. and houses. Some road are not passable. some was stay in evacuation centre. Many churches was...