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Missions Evening Video Report

We enjoyed a blessed dinner and event on Saturday 2 March, so graciously and generously hosted by Otara Samoan AOG church.

You can now view the full edited livestream and we invite you to prayerfully consider supporting our national leaders through the SUPPORT link …

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Radio

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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Event

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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Relief

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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Youth

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.”

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Relief

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.”

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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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Discipleship

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.

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Discipleship

TONGA – 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.

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Food And Nutrition

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.”

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Clean Water

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.

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Evangelism

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 southern Thailand. The Maniq comprise of one of the last hunter–gatherer communities in the world, with a total population of

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Building

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 the smaller details continues … But this is just the beginning of a new season for TCFRM! Please pray with us

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Church Planting

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 Satun is one of the southern provinces of Thailand. Satun community, with a population of about 350,000 is the gateway

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Relief

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

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Relief

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

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Church Planting

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 her neighbouring countries with the love and salvation of Jesus Christ last Christmas. MVT is thankful to all the brothers

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Relief

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

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Radio

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 Christian Radio. Donate For more about the station and ministry, visit the website here or follow on Facebook. I just

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Church Planting

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 who will hear and to serve those that are in need.   Join us in praying for our Cambodian brothers

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Relief

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

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Radio

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 gone away. Thank you for all your prayers out there. Glory to God.” Willy Florian (Station Manager) We are so

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Prayer

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. However, food and water supplies are running low and the air is polluted with toxic ash. Because most communications with

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Radio

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

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Relief

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

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Relief

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

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Food And Nutrition

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 in poor conditions. Your donation will help provide food parcels for needy pastors and their families during these challenging times.  Ps

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Building

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 thank our supporters, and those who have been praying and giving, for believing in what we’re doing.An update of what

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Transportation

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 pastors and church planters in the Philippines, Cambodia, Bangladesh, Nepal, India and Myanmar – with a total of around 600

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Sponsorship

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 and Ps Arnold Thomeya. Here’s the report we just received from Ps Moses … “Greetings … in the Lord’s name!

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Mindoro Flooding 2021 - 1
Relief

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 received the following report from our Field Coordinator, Ps Danny Macuha: “Due to non-stop heavy rain (July 20-July 26) caused

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National Leaders - SE Asia
Personnel

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 communities – but they urgently need our help! While we are able to enjoy relative freedom here in NZ from

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Transportation

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 born a farmer, the son of a Mayan priest. His village in the mountains was poor, and soon became even

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Charity

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

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Personnel

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 displaced by multiple natural disasters, many being from Tanna Island. In 2012, Victory Church Port Vila opened a school in

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Building

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

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Building

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 containers. The first container arrived on-site in September, and the second container – loaded with 1.8kms of timber, insulation panels,

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Charity

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

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New Building for TCRFM
Personnel

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 construct a new studio facility designed around two modified 40ft Hi-Cube shipping containers – the largest available. We’ve now raised

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Sawmill and Relief Vanuatu
Charity

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 south Santo. Our ministry partners (Ps Silas and Lois Fatu) at Luganville are supporting the Ni-Vanuatu team locally. Ps Tueni

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Malawi - rural Lilongwe village attack
Personnel

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 his wider family have been left homeless following an attack from neighbouring villagers. He writes … 46 houses of [the]

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No Lockdown in God's Kingdom
Charity

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 – joining Ps Danny Macuha (Field Coordinator) and church leaders from across the island. I was scheduled to fly out

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Personnel

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. With your prayers and generous support, we were able to send approx. $8,000 to help them distribute essential relief

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Personnel

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 more missing – across the centre of the Philippines. Ps Rolly Vasey (Field Coordinator – Cebu) told us that while

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Children Christmas Party
Church Planting

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 in this part of the world that is prone to natural disasters. By sourcing gifts and relief items from local

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Aid for South Malawi
Development

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 the areas where floods washed everything from people and none has hope for survival. The areas of Chikwawa and Nsanje

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Development

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. Although the shop owners specialized in re-purposed antique wood and industrial antique machinery, they didn’t have a specific use for

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Bible Training

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 communities in all corners of the jungle. They came by boat, motorcar, walking and in the back of pickup trucks.

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Typhoon Usman flooding
Relief

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 in Oriental (East) Mindoro, The Philippines. Most of the photos below were sent to him by pastors and friends in

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Christian Education

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 Nicaragua. God had always given Mike a heart for the arts, and his earlier training included blacksmithing and graphic design.

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Church Planting

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 over Russia. With help from the Christian Motorcyclists Association, MVI helped them purchase two snow mobiles to reach remote areas

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Church Planting

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 accompanied them to a small, poor community called Panquix. As we hoped, this church realized they could make a difference

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