“You are the first…”

In northeast Thailand, Pastor Suphon and Pastor Ying lead communities of believers who want to reach out to others in the Nong Khai province, which hugs the Mekong River along the border with Laos. These pastors and their churches are part of Mission Ventures Thailand who are planting churches all across Thailand and helping them to reach new areas. They are all very excited about the connections and open doors in Nong Khai.

Seeing Their Value Through God’s Eyes

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, unreached people groups are within reach for pastors like Pastor Sethi Munenwa, who lives about 300 km (186 miles) from the Pygmy forest tribes. These tribes have historically been devalued by almost everyone. Through both colonialism and discrimination from other tribes, they have often been thought of as the lowest of people groups. Some even believe it themselves.

The Impact Starts With One

It’s amazing to see what can happen when just one person is empowered and equipped in their calling from the Lord. For example, Pastor José Herrera first became acquainted with Missionary Ventures in Ecuador, when he was a missionary there from his home country of Colombia. He met Don Wolfram and learned about the Bible seminary classes they were teaching in the jungle.

The Golden Cup

We all know the platform that sports athletes can have, and the same is true even for local soccer teams in rural Uganda. Missionaries Rex and Melinda Guynn wanted to bless their local soccer team, the Classic Eagles.

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.

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…

mvi.org/banquet

Please join us for a banquet to benefit the global outreach of Missionary Ventures. Thursday, April 7, 2022 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM First Baptist Church Orlando (Faith Hall) 3000 South John Young Parkway Orlando, FL 32805   Each year at our annual banquet, we highlight a different MVI area of ministry. This year we…

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.”…