Stories

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. 

“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.

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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.

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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.

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From Ukraine to Latvia: In Love and Deeds

As a former Soviet Union country, Latvia’s population consists of many people from Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus. Since the conflict began in Ukraine, we let local people know (especially those with family in Ukraine) that the Baltic School of Ministry (BSM) was open to receiving refugees.

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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.

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A Divine Connection

When Billy and Donna Hires traveled to Malawi, they were focused on teaching in Bible schools with a local pastor. But they also came with eyes to see what God was doing all around them.

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The Good Doctor

Dr. Jill (Aragón) Neely graduated from Nicaragua Christian Academy in 2004, and currently serves as the Global Health Fellowship Director at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Medical Center.

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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.  

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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.

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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.

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