Empowered to Serve

When the damage is extensive, what do you do first? That was the question Loyd Miguel had to ask as he visited the village of Bilwi. Much of the area was flattened by back-to-back hurricanes along the eastern coast of Nicaragua. Loyd had been entrusted to oversee the recovery efforts of Missionary Ventures and other ministries in this area – a big job, but he had been trained and empowered to use the Lord’s wisdom to help those who needed it most. There were emergency meals to provide, wells to be cleaned, and houses to help rebuild, which involved providing the tin roof for a family after the walls were up. This was working well in several other areas.  

But in Bilwi, Loyd met a family who broke his heart.  

Monday in the Jungle

It’s Monday morning in Peru. As I lay awake on the floor under my mosquito net, I think about what life would be like on Monday morning in the United States. People would be waking up, showering, drinking coffee, and getting ready for the new work week. My Monday morning is very different.

Motorcycles for Leaders

Missionary Ventures & The Christian Motorcyclists Association provide motorcycles to deserving national Christian leaders around the world. We increase their impact by mobilizing them do the work of the ministry more quickly and effectively. This is life-changing and ministry-transforming for leaders who previously were walking, bicycling, or dependent on scarce or non-existent public transportation. Thousands of people in some of the most remote areas of the world have the opportunity to hear the Good news of the Gospel every year as a result of this program.

Cross-Cultural Training

CAMPO (Centro de Adiestramiento Misionero en Pokomchilandia) is a hands-on cross-cultural training experience. helps participants acquire adaptation and language learning skills necessary to effectively carry out their work or ministry call in a cross-cultural environment. Our trainers are passionate about cross-cultural workers, not only surviving, but thriving within their host culture! While, CAMPO has a distinctly Latin America flavor, the skills learned can be applied universally.

School Development

PASS (Paths to School Strengthening) program guides schools through a holistic strengthening process focused on growth rather than pre-set benchmarks. Interested schools begin by using our in-depth survey tool which helps them self-evaluate. We focus on particular elements within the key people groups which make up the school community. From this evaluation, we provide training and resources to help schools design their own unique growth-minded school development plan.

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…

Youth Mission Training

Little Hands offers a seven-year monthly-based programme with more than 80 lessons about mission and resources that will make your classes more efficient. We start with the most basic questions about mission covering Old and New Testament, the early Church and the leaders of modern mission. The next generation has the potential to be more mission-minded than ever!

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.”…

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…