God is at work in many different ways around the world. We hope you are encouraged to read stories of lives that have been changed as a result of His goodness.
When Juan Pablo Noreiga was just a young boy growing up in Guatemala, he already had big dreams. “I want to be a doctor,” he told a team of visiting missionary doctors. And it wasn’t just a pipe dream. Juan Pablo was very bright and had been able to read since the age of 3.
The girls took two very different paths. Years ago, during a visit to a rural village in Belize, MVI missionary Elizabeth Ayala noticed two 15-year-old girls, Carmen and María, (not their real names), sitting under a tree. She approached them to chat and learn more about them, intrigued that they were not in school.
Sometimes we can read the Bible and think those times must have been so different. Does God really heal people the same way? Does the church really grow in exponential ways? We have received encouraging reports from Thailand that the Lord is moving in a similar way to the early church.
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.