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.”

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.”

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, we let local people know (especially those with family in Ukraine) that the Baltic School of Ministry (BSM) was open to receiving refugees. Soon enough, […]

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 the affected regions. Hundreds of people are still missing and feared dead after the strongest storm to strike the archipelago nation this year dumped heavy rain […]

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 our hearts and caused us to cry out to God for his intervention. Would you join us in praying for the people of Ukraine and the […]

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. Hundreds of households have been heavily affected, churches destroyed, roads are wiped out and electricity is also affected and many people died to date. I […]

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 & Jemima Gonzalez (Mindanao) have been travelling to the various churches they oversee on Bohol and northern Mindanao,, and they have just returned from Leyte where […]

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 the undersea cable broke yesterday. Thankfully we have satellite connectivity through the MFAT system – but only in the NZ High Com office.  It’s been […]

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 their communities with much-needed essential relief over the Christmas period (scroll below to read their stories). Although some government aid is starting to get through, those living […]

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 to travel to the border once again to bring in foodstuff and clothings to the refugees. They will be making the trip today (Tuesday 7 […]

PHILIPPINES – Mindoro Floods & Earthquake

Mindoro Flooding 2021 - 1

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 […]

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. Video Transcript: M: Thank you thank you so much … for this […]

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 […]

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 […]

VANUATU – Relief work under way, and sawmills starting up

Sawmill and Relief 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, […]

GLOBAL – No Lockdown in God’s Kingdom!

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 […]

PHILIPPINES – Christmas Outreach and Relief Operations

Children Christmas Party

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 […]

MALAWI – Bringing hope to the South after the floods

Aid for South Malawi

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 […]

PHILIPPINES – State of Calamity in Oriental Mindoro

Typhoon Usman flooding

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 […]