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Welcome to Missionary Ventures Great Britain and Europe.

 We are an international mission organisation and a UK registered charity committed to preaching the gospel and making disciples to impact the nations for Christ. 

Our mission is to provide Christians and churches with great opportunities to get involved in what God is doing around the world.

We do this in three main ways

sending short-term mission teams overseas, raising up short and long term missionaries together with administrating and raising funds for programmes and projects.
 

News

Missionary Ventures Field Co-ordinators Tommie and Gunilla Nauman In Thessaloniki Greece have been taking care of refugee families with new born children.  Around Thessaloniki there are over 15 refugee camps with anything from 600 to 2,000 people.
 
 



They have a house with a few apartments in Perea, where we take care of refugee families with newborns. The house is called ‘Life House’.
 
Instead of staying in small tents and large metal buildings, we can help these families in a difficult situation, until their little baby has grown.
We have living in the house families with small children and babies, and two young men Rezan and Muhamed who help us with the translation.
We provide English lessons, mother and infant health lessons, cultural training, etc.
We provide money for food, diapers, and medicine etc.
 
We work in a camp with 800 refugees. We go several times a week with food, but also just to help out. Many live under stress, and do not know what's going to happened makes them very anxious and nervous, but after several months of work, many       become our friends for life and Tommie has just started a new Bible group for young men.

                   
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For several weeks our MV people on the ground in Greece have been working and helping the many stranded refugees at the Greece/Macedonia border at Odomeni. They have been providing food, clothes, blankets, shoes, baby food and baby milk and are running out of much needed funds. There are thousands there with nothing more than a few belongings. In the last few days things are becoming indescribable with rain soaking all  the tents, blankets and belongings and there are still hundreds more refugees arriving.

RefugeesWe are appealing for your help.  If you, your church or your work colleagues are in a position to make a donation, the details are below:

Donate by cheque: please make cheques payable to ‘Missionary Ventures’ and write ‘Greece Refugee Appeal’ on the back and send to MVGB, 3 Champness Hall, Drake Street, Rochdale, Lancashire, OL16 1PB.

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Donate by bank transfer. Please use the details below to donate by bank transfer:

Bank: Barclays
Account name: Missionary Ventures Europe
Sort code: 20 10 03
Account number: 10575828
Reference: Greece Refugee Appeal

Thank you every little helps

Neil Roden 
We have just received another generous donation from Neil Roden’s ARM Automobile Repair Ministry. This has been distributed to help 10 field workers from the Balkans to the southern tip of Africa to repair and keep their vehicles on the road.

Neil has been partnering with ourselves for many years. His ministry shows the love of God by supplying and maintaining vehicles used in some of the poorest areas of the world. They raise the finances for this by refurbishing and selling donated cars. Neil says “We train local young people entering the motor trade. They get on the job training to support their college course whilst producing something that can be sold to fund life changing works”.



 

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We cannot thank him enough for the support he gives. So how can you help? You can donate your old car or if you know someone who has a car they no longer use, tell them about the great work he does and ask them to donate their car to help others. You can contact him direct at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or through Cris at the MV office on cris @ mvgb.org.uk  or 01706 639333.

child 1 with glassesCathy Potter has recently hosted a joint Optometry mission team between Mission for Vision and Missionary Ventures. Graeme Tucker was team leader alongside Alexandra Keating, Shona MacDonald, Katherine Winter, Elizabeth Reed and Sue Sutherland.

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They went to Kwa Zulu Natal and worked at four different locations and Cathy was blown away at how hard they worked and how professional they were, regardless of the never ending line of people each day. They never complained but just kept on working, to see as many people as they possibly could.  She says it was a real priviledge to host them and as Jenny (a pastors wife) from Weenen said “ It was awesome to see that the gospel of love looked like something to the people here…..many were given hope” As well as the Optomtery work, one member of the team Sue Sutherland who specializes in early learning with children, visited all the local pre-schools and was a great blessing to all the students and staff who she met. It was a great trip that changed the lives of many, many  people both young and old who now have a new older lady with glasseshope for the future.

Refugee camp by nightWe have just heard from Tommie and Gunilla Naumann and they say that the ministry to refugees is going well. They oversee four people from their church near Thessaloniki who are working with the Macedonian Red Cross in a large camp on the border between Greece and Macedonia. They are there day and night helping the 7,000 men, women and children who pass through every day.

The transit camp where they work daily is on the Macedonian side but there is another camp on the Greek side and it is only 800m between the camps so the refugees are first put into the Greek one and then the walk over to the Macedonian one. On the Greek side they only stay for up to one hour but on the Macedonian side they stay from 6 to 12 hours before they are put on buses or trains to the North of the country.

They have passes which allow them to go into the camp and give out much-needed clothes, toys, food, medicines for children, blankets and raincoats. The refugees are from generally warm and dry places but are finding it difficult as they travel to colder and wetter countries as winter approaches. Tommie and Gunilla have also been able to source 100 Bibles in Arabic which are given to those they have had the opportunity to pray for and talk a little bit deeper with.

swaziland meetingAfter our 2015 Challenge where we raised almost £8,000 for the Ensemi House of Grace, the new  building extension can go ahead. The New home will have separate bedrooms for boys and girls, proper showers/toilets, communal lounge, kitchen and private living quarters for the house parent (Hlalisile Gamedze). 

A team from the UK will be working on the building from 12th to 23rd February 2016 to construct the facility. We are looking for others to join the team, who have either practical skills or who can work with the children. If you would like to be part of the team, please click here.
 

Swaziland construction