Laying Ground Work

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Do you remember the excitement of Christmas morning when you were a child? That kind of anticipation should be part of our Christian walk and everyday lives when it comes to the work Christ can do. Andy and Lizet Bowen, missionaries in Paraguay, recently posted on their ministry page something we are anticipating as a WGM family.

“At Silvio Pettirossi International Airport picking up new Men With Vision director Jim Smith. He’s come to lay some ground work for MWV’S 2018 annual project which is the construction of a house where missionary families will live while they’re studying Guarani. Watch this space for details of how you can be involved!”

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Photo credit: Bowen Ministry page

God is at work, and you can be part of that work! You may be asking yourself: what is Men With Vision? Praying, practicing, and promoting missions—that’s what Men With Vision is all about! But don’t let the name mislead you; men and women of all ages can be involved.

MWV offers a pathway to increase the ability of Christians to take the gospel around the world. Through meeting together for fellowship and prayer, MWV members take advantage of service opportunities that impact their local communities and the world for Christ.

Being part of MWV can enrich your walk with Christ in many ways. Through community projects, ministry teams, an annual project, emergency support, and relationships, MWV serves WGM missionaries and ministries around the world.

ACT: If you would like to learn more or get involved in Men With Vision, visit www.wgm.org/mwv.

Do You Know about Men With Vision?

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What is Men With Vision?

Praying, practicing, and promoting missions is what Men With Vision is all about! But don’t let the name mislead you; men and women of all ages can be involved. MWV offers a pathway to increase the ability of Christians to take the gospel around the world. Through meeting together for fellowship and prayer, MWV members take advantage of service opportunities that impact their local communities and the world for Christ. Being part of MWV can enrich your walk with Christ in many ways. Through community projects, ministry teams, an annual project, emergency support, and relationships, MWV serves WGM missionaries and ministries around the world.

You can get connected through MWV chapters, which meet throughout the United States, Honduras, and Northern Ireland. Service opportunities and activities include:

  • Participating in and leading community projects
  • Participating on and sending WGM teams
  • Serving as short-term volunteers
  • Scheduling missionaries to speak at chapter meetings
  • Arranging dinner rallies with missionaries as guests
  • Becoming a financial supporter of a team, missionary, or ministry
  • Supporting MWV programs such as the annual project, Minutemen/Minutewomen, etc.

Here is the latest MWV project currently highlighted on www.wgm.org.

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A transformer will provide reliable electricity to the Bible college campus.

“Has your water ever run out while you were in the middle of a shower? You’re all soaped up, and the water trickles to nothing. Then the lights flicker and go out.

“For our missionaries living on the campus of Christian Union Bible College in Mount Hagan, Papua New Guinea, this is a frequent frustration. Even worse than the unreliable water is the fact that the unsteady electric supply is destroying appliances.

“The cause? Poorly installed electricity infrastructure and the lack of a transformer.”

Read the whole story here: www.wgm.org/transformer-needed.

If you’re interested in getting involved in a MWV chapter or project, email mwv@wgm.org.

To learn more about MWV, check out these pages: Annual ProjectMinutemen/WomenMWV blog.

New missionary blogs!

We’ve added some new missionary blogs to the Blog Page, giving you a closer look at daily life of missionaries.

  • Jim and Martha Ritchie will be serving at Chogoria Hospital in Kenya, a hospital started in 1922 by Scottish missionaries. It is now run completely by Kenyan medical staff, and Jim will be serving in a training capacity. Check out their blog Chogoria Stories.
  • Nathan and Jade Metz are brand-new missionaries with WGM, planning to go to Uganda to work with pastoral training and orphan care. They are telling their story here.
  • Men With Vision is a program to encourage men (and women!) to use their talents for God’s kingdom. The Men With Vision blog chronicles projects, events, and practical ways to get involved. Check out what they are doing through a program called Habitat for Missionaries here.

ACT

Pray for the Ritchie and Metz families as they begin their missionary journies. Pray that their financial needs will be met, that their children will adjust well to this new adventure, and that God will continue to guide their steps.