a ministry of WorldVenture
Jonathan is a staff member with WorldVenture in Myanmar, and he is seeing the country of Myanmar begin to open its doors and be part of the world stage once again. Jonathan mentors and disciples students in national school settings throughout Myanmar.…Continue
Added by Transformed Lives on May 24, 2013 at 9:54am — No Comments
A short investment of business coaching and agricultural insight helped transform multiple communities in Northern Cote D'Ivoire. This short investment was in the tending of bees.
Traditional bee hives, because of their shape and make-shift proportions, do not maximize the…Continue
Added by Transformed Lives on May 2, 2013 at 10:41am — No Comments
Journey Corps is looking for ten young adults (ages 18-28) who are adventurous, passionate about cross-cultural ministry, and who want to be part of launching a new site in the Visayas Islands, Philippines. You can play an influential part of creating a new ministry partnership with the national church, leave your mark on the formative years of this national ministry, and walk side-by-side in faith and…Continue
Added by Transformed Lives on April 30, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments
"Jesus, thou Prince of Life, Thy chosen cannot die; like Thee,
they conquer in the strife, to reign with Thee on high."
In this Easter season, we not…Continue
Added by Transformed Lives on March 27, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments
From Jamie and Alissa Shattenberg, Madagascar
Sunday, Jamie preached in church. As is custom, someone from the congregation was asked to read the scripture. The young woman in her early twenties stood, holding her 18-month old daughter in her arms. She juggled the baby and her Bible, trying to locate the verses she was to read. Two women came to her aid, one to hold her child, and the other to help her find the scripture.
She started to…Continue
Added by Transformed Lives on February 20, 2013 at 11:28am — No Comments
Congratulations to Jeff Denlinger, WorldVenture's new President!
For more, click on the link below.…
Added by Transformed Lives on October 19, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments
Another Journeyer blog from Journey Corps. Great stuff for your Friday!…
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Exciting Opportunities for Churches to Open New Fields with WorldVenture
by Dave Childers
Does your church have a vision for long-term, hands-on impact overseas? Does the idea of getting in on the ground floor of a new initiative, with the potential to influence direction and shape strategy, excite you? Then you might be interested to know that WorldVenture is looking for U.S. churches to launch new international ministry fields in partnership with…Continue
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"Each year, Steve and Sarah give us a portion of their tithe to use for the many needs they know we will encounter in Kenya. Last year, Suma, a believer who works at the apartment where we stay, asked us to help his brother who had been diagnosed with a growth on his liver. We eventually spent about…Continue
Added by Transformed Lives on July 30, 2012 at 1:50pm — No Comments
Both Mercy and Grace were street children. They were abandoned and found by one of our missionaries. He took the boys in, but had a difficult time taking care of them. The missionary heard about Children of Promise and got in touch with the local coordinator of…Continue
Added by Transformed Lives on June 22, 2012 at 9:09pm — No Comments
Lucy was rescued after she had been abandoned and had lost all hope. “Since I finished grade 8, there was nobody to help pay for my admission to secondary school,” she explained.
It was not until Lydia from Children of Promise in Kenya came along side Lucy and helped her with her education.
“Now, I am one happy girl…
Added by Transformed Lives on June 20, 2012 at 4:23pm — No Comments
"When the tsunami warning sirens went off, residents in a south Sendai neighborhood fled to the local school. Together with panicked children still in class they climbed to the rooftop. Some 600 altogether watched as the great tsunami of 311 surged ashore and crushed everything in its path, including a church several hundred feet away between themselves and the shoreline. The raging wave came to the very brink…Continue
Added by Transformed Lives on May 31, 2012 at 5:00am — No Comments
"The Shepherd Leadership Conference is an annual highlight for us, as we have been praying for a long time about ways to reach higher levels of church leadership - an often times 'untouchable' crowd.
This is our fifth year partnering together with various churches and Christian ministries to provide top-quality biblical teaching for Rwandan church leaders. While it is always enjoyable to hear about the impact of the conference (a somewhat 'vain' reaffirmation that it is still a good…Continue
Added by Transformed Lives on May 12, 2012 at 12:33pm — No Comments
"For years, W lived as a transvestite without a single friend, but with an inner longing to change and connect with God. Today, he’s a hungry young believer, hungry for fellowship and growing in God’s grace.
For 12 months, W stood outside the church wall of PIB (1st Baptist Church of Curitiba) listening every Sunday morning to the entire service, but with too much shame to go inside. A year ago, a young woman from the church stopped long enough in his "work zone" to share a brief…Continue
Added by Transformed Lives on May 9, 2012 at 10:29am — No Comments
"In Madagascar, there is a lot of spiritual warfare and demon worship. When a believer is making a public statement at baptism, it is a common time for a spiritual attack."
—WorldVenture Africa Ministries Department
The morning baptismal service started with a time of worship and Rich presented the message. Then, we went to the river to baptize 45 people. Seven of them were demonized at baptism. This is not unusual for this part of the country. Baptism…Continue
Added by Transformed Lives on May 8, 2012 at 2:45pm — No Comments
Pastor Dominic came to the PTS (Pastoral Training School) as a “prophet” in his church who functioned much like the abapfumu (“witchdoctors”) of the traditional culture. People would come to him for special words about the future, hidden sins, reasons for sickness. He would pray and some would be healed or find answers to their problems. They would bring him gifts of food or money – just as they would the abapfumu in times past. His followers were forbidden to go to regular doctors – God…Continue
Added by Transformed Lives on May 6, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments
The mansion sits in the heart of Maputo, Mozambique. From the street it looks abandoned. Its walls are crumbling, the windows are broken and overgrown shrubs and trees hide the once grand entrance. But inside there are signs that this place is still a home. The ceiling is black from cooking fires. In the bedrooms, mattresses line the floors and pages torn from magazines decorate the walls. Local anti-trafficking activist Katie Magill often visits the mansion and other squatter housing in the…Continue
Added by Transformed Lives on May 5, 2012 at 10:03am — No Comments
"M was a typical village Kazakh, born in an obscure corner of the Soviet Union to a family who was resistant to the Gospel. By the time he was 25, M's life had included a stint in the army, failed relationships, an unplanned baby, alcoholism and drug addiction.
And then Christ found him... using a missionary English teacher. M was one of our trainees on the course that just finished. This 40-something, barrel-chested guy got all choked up when telling us how Jesus had turned his life…Continue
Added by Transformed Lives on May 3, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments