"I don't know what happened, but it was good."
In the tiny Kingdom of Tonga, where Missionary Ventures has helped empower Tonga Christian Radio, our New Zealand office (MotiVate) invited their young adult leadership for a retreat in Auckland. Twenty-four young people attended – for 17 of them, it was their first time to leave their island nation and all testified to God’s divine provision for their airfares, food, and accommodation.
It was an amazing time of transformation and restoration for these young leaders. Willy Florian, who leads Tonga Christian Radio, reported, “The impact of this retreat has amazed our local pastors here on the island and the congregation itself as our young people started ministering to them. One pastor said, ‘I don’t know what happened to them there, but it was good, and I wish we were all there with them.’ The boldness, change of mindset, and hunger for God from our youth has brought me a lot of tears of joy and I’m humbled to see what God is doing.”