Pastor Jose and the Restoration Rooms

When missionary Don Wolfram connected with Pastor José and his wife, Sofy, in Colombia, he knew they were exactly the kind of leaders Missionary Ventures is seeking to empower. He equipped Pastor José with training and encouragement, and helped acquire a plot of land and a roof for a church. Even with just a dirt floor, people began…

Little Hands

LATVIA

Green, Melinda

Peru

Lemmen, Alex and Becky

HONDURAS

How MVI Responds to Disasters

First there were back-to-back typhoons, and now a volcano was erupting? Pastor Danny Macuha, an MVI missionary in the Philippines, could see the giant plume from the Taal volcano as he prepared to board the ferry home. What is happening now, God? he wondered. Pastor Danny had spent the last month responding to the needs…

Naumann, Tommie and Gunilla

GREECE

Watkins, Tom and Ruthie

NICARAGUA

Basson, Tobi

THAILAND

Dang, Timothy and Julia

VIETNAM

Harwood, Teresa

GUATEMALA

Holowecky, Susan

PERU

Clark, Steve and Shawn

MARSHALL ISLANDS

Ledford, Scott and Susan

HONDURAS

Rivetto, Ryan and Rebecca

PERU

Vasey, Rolly and Nimfa

PHILIPPINES

Rojas, Robert and Marilyn

ECUADOR

Hamilton, Robert and Marie

EL SALVADOR

Sucher, Rick and Barb

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Christensen, Richard and Vicky

USA

Guynn, Rex and Melinda

UGANDA

Purcell, Randy and Brenda

GUATEMALA

Gonzales, Philip and Jemima

PHILIPPINES

Murrell, Peter and Melissa

NICARAGUA

De Bruin, Peiter and Mari

SWAZILAND

Crook, Patricia

UGANDA

Zuleta, Obed and Cara

GUATEMALA

Kurrle, Norberto and Nancy

PARAGUAY

Harding, Nigel and Kathy

UGANDA

Sandahl, Nathan and Cory

NICARAGUA

Amador, Moises and Sarah

NICARAGUA

House, Matt and Amanda

NICARAGUA

Meier, Luther and Sandy

MVI VICE PRESIDENT AT LARGE GREAT BRITAIN

Bubna, Kevin and Katherine

MOZAMBIQUE

Chrisman, Ken and Renea

KENYA

Behnke, Karl and Debbie

SOUTH AFRICA

Simon, Karen and Bud

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Carter, Julian and Bethany

GUATEMALA

Noriega, Juan Pablo and Carolina

GUATEMALA

Layton, Joyce

UKRAINE

Hire, Joshua and Jennifer

PERU

Cotrina, Jorge

PERU

Gaige, Jonathon and Monica

ECUADOR

Keenum, Joe and Jill

DIRECTORS OF MEMBER CARE

Palmer, Jim and Viola

USA

Brannan, Jim and Sue

PERU

Musgrave, Jason and Sonia

GUATEMALA

LeRoux, Jaco and Inge

MOZAMBIQUE

du Toit, Hugo and Salomie

SOUTH AFRICA

Villanueva, Herbert and Ana

ALBANIA

Cabrera, Henry and Yadira

ECUADOR

Kynast, Greg and Grace

NICARAGUA

Noriega, Gilberto and Ruth

GUATEMALA

Lemberg, Gary

USA

Turner, Dan and Erika

NICARAGUA

Loftsgard, Eric and Marilyn

NICARAGUA

Garcia, Elvis and Salma

HONDURAS

Quezada, Ellie and Lila

MEXICO

Ratliff, Elizabeth

ZAMBIA

Sanchez, Eli and Sherling

SPAIN

Cosigua, Edgar and Anita

GUATEMALA

Lockett, Ed

HAITI

Wolfram, Don and Mary

ECUADOR

Deren, Deborah

KENYA

Boone, David and Katie

NICARAGUA

Macuha, Danilo and Lorlie

PHILIPPINES

Browne, Daniel and Rachael

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Bendele, Cheryl and Paul

EVANGELISM AND HEALING MINISTRY

Brokaw, Chasen and Katie

NICARAGUA

Seng, Chan Weng

MALASYA

Potter, Cathy

SOUTH AFRICA

Rieger, Candace

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC & HAITI

Mumm, Bruce and Kaye

USA

Rose, Brenda

NICARAGUA

Ramirez, Boris and Beth

GUATEMALA

Stegemann, Bob and Avis

USA

Hires, Billy and Donna

USA

King, Arlen and Keturah

Director of Field Development

Galindo, Ana

ECUADOR

Ayala, Alfonso and Elizabeth

BELIZE

Cotrina, Alex and Juana

PERU

Fuentes, Alcides and Sileny

COSTA RICA

Barrett, Al and Gail

USA

Cal, Abelino and Olivia

GUATEMALA

Martinez, Mauro and Julia

LATVIA

A New Home in Guatemala

Gladys and her four children lost everything when Guatemala’s Fuego Volcano erupted last year. The eruption killed hundreds and displaced thousands. Gladys and her children escaped with their lives, but like many others, their home was gone. But last month they were presented with a new home, built in partnership with Missionary Ventures, Catalyst Resources…

The Cost of Discipleship

By Joshua Hire, missionary in Peru   Recently 14 men and 2 women traveled to the Shawi Discipleship Center 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. They came in through…

What Does it Mean to be Empowered?

At Missionary Ventures, we often use the word “empowered” when we talk about reaching the world with the Gospel. There are so many believers out there on the cusp of making an incredible impact for the Lord. But something has held them back. Maybe they haven’t had enough training, Maybe they lack some motivation, Maybe…

How Do You Involve the World?

  How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. It’s an old saying, but it’s a timeless principle when it comes to tackling a large goal. At Missionary Ventures, our goal is the one set before us by the final words of Christ. “Go into all the world and preach the gospel…

NOW

Please join us for a banquet to benefit the global outreach of Missionary Ventures. APRIL 16, 2020 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM FIRST BAPTIST ORLANDO, Faith Hall 3000 SOUTH JOHN YOUNG PKWY ORLANDO, FL 32805     The pace in which the gospel is moving throughout the earth is accelerating. NOW is the time to preach the…

A School for Alisbell

When Alisbell Ocón was born with Down syndrome, friends and neighbors assumed she would never go to school. In Nicaragua, children with disabilities are often viewed as a burden, because it is assumed others will need to care for them their entire lives. Many families view an education as a needless waste of time and…

Advice for Mission Trips

We asked you on social media to give advice to someone going on their first mission trip. We got so many great responses! The most common were to “be flexible” and to “pray.” Here are some of the rest.  “It isn’t about the work you will do. It is about the friends you will make.”…

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 the sewing machines, and…

Dying of Hunger No More!

The village of Chifwa Nsala in Zambia had two watering holes – large, dirty holes protected by fences made of sticks. They didn’t have a well, so instead they relied on these two holes to fill with water each rainy season.   With buckets or barrels, in cans or carts, they had to gather water from…

The Empty Desk

Too often, Lizzy’s school desk was empty. The teachers would call her name, “Lizzy Paola?” yet there was rarely an answer. She became known around school as the student that hardly ever showed up at class. Like many other young people in Honduras, Lizzy was struggling to find some peace and satisfaction within herself. No…

The Peanut Church

I can still remember walking across the field of peanut plants in Malawi, about to speak to an extraordinary group of people. These believers were all former Muslims who lived in the same area and came to faith in Jesus […]

Snowmobiles Start Churches In Russia

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 […]

The Crazy Adventure of Building a School

I love God stories. I’d like to tell you one story that started five years ago when we’d gone to Matagalpa, Nicaragua, to purchase the property for a school […]

Our Calling Is To Love

When Adam Olson went on a short-term trip medical mission trip to Nicaragua, it changed his perspective about life, love and the mission field […]

A Job Provides a Way Out

Lydia’s father passed away when she was young. At 16, when she was part way through her high school, her mother became ill and she had to drop out of school for lack of fees […]

Seminary in the Amazon

Missionaries Don and Mary Wolfram hold seminary classes in the Amazon jungles of Ecuador. “Most students are jungle tribal people with no opportunities to attend a seminary level Bible school,” says Don […]

The Story of Sonflower Cottage

The most exciting thing happened to us this year. Salma and Elvis Garcia, who live with us and share the ministry load here […]

Founding a Vocational School in Nicaragua

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 […]

Helping a Guatemalan Church Reach Their Community

Missionaries Obed and Cara Zuleta have been encouraging a local Guatemalan church to reach out in missions […]

From Missionary Kid to Medical Doctor

My name is Juan Pablo Noriega Herrera. I am […]

House Party in Mexico

In Oaxaca, Mexico, the youth are responding to Jesus! […]