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Generations: South America Upcoming

If you liked Generations: Japan, you’ll love Generations: South America. We are featuring the countries of Bolivia and Brazil. Join us online on Tuesday, February 1, 2022, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. MST for an hour of down-to-earth conversations about how God grows people through the different seasons of missionary life. From a Global Apprentice to the career missionary on the field, you’ll learn first-hand about the people, the culture, and the way God works through joys and heartaches to engage the world for gospel impact. Q&A to follow. Featured Panelists: Global Apprentice Brianna Wheeler (Bolivia) Career Missionaries Bruce…
January 22, 2022
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5 Habits to Change on Your Social Media to Transform Your Heart & Community

An online workshop via Zoom to help you start 2022 with better habits and help your community at the same time. While Social Media can be a negative experience for some, as Christians, we can use social media to help us walk closer to the Lord and transform our community, too. Saturday, January 15, 2022, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. MST AZ  Register at this link (click here). This workshop is taught by Nikole Hahn (click here to learn more) and is free.   Other Articles by Nikole Hahn: 3 Lessons About Social Media From John 8 Virtual Prayer for…
January 7, 2022
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Live Event: How a Group of Japanese Deaf are Sharing The Gospel

Peter Persson, Director of Global Prayer Initiatives, will lead us in an interview with Mark Penner (Global Worker with United Bible Societies) and Mary Penner (Global Worker with WorldVenture) as we discuss and pray for the Japanese Deaf. You’ll learn about the need for Bible Translation, how they are engaging the Deaf for Gospel impact, and learn their prayer needs. You'll also meet Pastor Eiji Matsumoto as our special guest. Join us on Friday evening, January 14, at 5 pm PST/6 pm MST on our Facebook page. Featured Guests: Mark Penner recently joined the United Bible Societies as a project…
January 6, 2022
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New Leaders Moving WorldVenture Forward

  WorldVenture President, Jeff Denlinger, announced the hiring of Soraya Marin to the role of Vice President of Operations/Chief Operations Officer (VPO/COO), anchoring WorldVenture’s Global Operations. Ms. Marin starts January 1, 2022. “We are turning a significant leadership and ministry corner with Soraya joining our team,” Denlinger shared with the WorldVenture Leadership Community. “Soraya’s prior corporate world experiences and her heart for people have been instrumental in her missionary service in Spain. This leadership role requires the VPO/COO to listen well to the needs of individuals and teams within WorldVenture as well as our external partners while at the same…
October 13, 2021
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Bridge Revisited 2020: Virtual Event Happening Now!

What is Bridge?  Bridge is, Building Relationships Intentionally with the Diaspora for Global-Gospel Expansion. This is an event hosted at Crossover Bible Fellowship by WorldVenture missionaries, Lloyd and Jan'et Chinn. The theme is African Diaspora. September 24 - 26, 2020: It is happening right now!  You can join from anywhere around the world. Live sessions happen Saturday, September 26, and you must be registered to join. Click here to register. Quotable for Social Media Feel free to copy and paste the quotes below to put into your Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter accounts.  "Africans in Diaspora … should not feel…
September 25, 2020
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Sherri Schneidermann-Kone: A Tribute

Sherri Schneidermann-Kone was appointed with CBFMS January 28, 1987 to minister at the Baptist Mission Hospital in Ferkessedougou, Cote d’Ivoire as a nurse. At her appointment, Sherri made this statement: “What motivates a person to leave the comforts of home and go to a country thousands of miles away where everything is unfamiliar and strange for the purpose of being a missionary? The answer is found in a song. The words to the song, When I Survey the Wondrous Cross sums up the reason.” said Sherri. “After all that Christ has done for me, my only loving response can be,…
September 8, 2020
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Remembering Anne Laine

Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His faithful servants   (Psalm 116:15)  Anne Foster Laine, global worker with WorldVenture serving in Uganda, died in her sleep on Friday morning, August 7, 2020 in Mesa, AZ. She was 51.  “Anne had a deep love for the people of Uganda,” said Africa Director, Lloyd Chinn. “Anne had a relentless resolve to push through the uncomfortableness of a different culture in order to change lives.”  Anne Laine was born on June 13, 1969. She was raised in Virginia Beach, VA in a Christian home and accepted the Lord as a young teenager. After what she described as a time of…
August 13, 2020
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Open Letter From Jeff Denlinger To The WorldVenture Family Regarding COVID-19

To The Extended WorldVenture Family, All of us are acutely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. In the midst of the challenges to adapt to the new realities in which we find ourselves, I find great peace in the anchoring truth that God alone is sovereign. He always has been, he always will be, and he is sovereign today. The virus is not sovereign though it covers nearly the whole earth; nor is the accompanying fear of the virus sovereign; there is only one Lord, Jesus Christ. It is to him we turn regardless of our circumstances. It is because of…
March 18, 2020
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Public Health Initiatives to be led by industry veteran, Grace Sandeno

WorldVenture is pleased to announce that Public Health Initiatives will be led by Grace Sandeno. Sandeno shares WorldVenture's passion for the unreached and underserved. But she also brings more than 30 years of experience in the industry at state and local levels that will benefit communities worldwide. "We're excited to have Grace lead us," remarked Bruce Swanson, WorldVenture's Director of 360 Initiatives. "Unmet health needs are present in every city, town, and village in the 65 countries where WorldVenture works. Strategic initiatives to provide access to public health makes sustainable changes that result in long-term benefit to individuals and communities.…
July 25, 2018
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WorldVenture Hires New Advancement Vice President!

Signaling a new strategy for advancement, church partnerships, missionary recruiting, and donor development, WorldVenture president, Dr. Jeff Denlinger, announced the hiring of Dr. James V. Bull to the role of Vice President, Advancement. Dr. Bull starts July 1, 2018. “We are convinced that we must chart a new organizational direction,” Denlinger told the WorldVenture Board of Directors recently. “We must more closely align ourselves with others in our common journey of living out the Great Commission… I am very grateful to God for bringing Jim and Selma Bull to us for this next chapter in WorldVenture’s journey.” Dr. Bull will lead…
June 22, 2018