• June 4-18, Beni River, Bolivia

    June 4-18, Beni River, Bolivia

    Tour Goals

    • Medical clinics
    • Health Education
    • Evangelism & Projects with Local Missionaries
    • Pastor Training

    Tour Serving

    • Department of Beni
    • River Villages along the Bolivia/Brazil Border

    Our team will land at the airport in Santa Cruz on Thursday morning andthere we will be met by our host Enoel Suarez. We will then go by taxi toEnoel's home in Santa Cruz where we will rest for several hours (after thered eye flight to Bolivia). Thursday evening we will board a bus toTrinidad (12 hours, this would be a good time to sleep). At Trinidad onFriday morning we will go by small plane to the boat where we will spend thenext 8-9 days. From April 19-28 we will be traveling by boat from villageto village along the Beni River (this is the river that borders Bolivia andBrazil on the East Side of Bolivia). White River, Mamore River, this willbe on the Border of Brazil and Bolivia.During the day we will be holding medical, optical, possibly dental clinics,while some of the team will be doing 'village education', Vacation BibleSchool with the children, in the evenings we will show the Jesus Film in theVillages. At night while we sleep the boat pilot will then guide us to thenext village. We will be carrying some of our food with us, but most of ourmeals will be what the pilot catches in the river during the day. At nightwe will sleep in either hammocks or cots with mosquito nets on the boat.There will be a jug of Filter Water available on the boat for team's use,but it is still recommended that the team brings a filtered water bottle fortimes when we are away from the boat. The boat is equipped with a showerfor team's use.People we hope to reach are tribal groups, they speak Spanish, but live invery poor, remote condition, probably the same way their ancestors havelived for 100's of years before them. When our boat lands at their village,it is normally the highlight of their week, we will be the center ofattention. Medical care is not available for people living in these remotecircumstances, the medical team will be doing everything from well childvisits, to delivering babies, to lancing boils, treating parasites, andscreening people for diabetic and hypertension. Our optical teams have hadthe joy of hearing many people say "Veo, Veo!!" (I see, I see) for the veryfirst time.After spending 8-9 days on the boat we will again be met by the plane wherethe team will be taxied 5 people at a time back to Trinidad where we willagain take an overnight-12 hour bus ride back to Santa Cruz. At Santa Cruzwe will stay at a nice hotel, with facilities for us to clean up. We willhave a day to souvenier shop and visit with the missionary and his family.The last evening the team will have our Farewell Dinner at a restaurant inSanta Cruz, the next morning we will board our return flight to the UnitedStates, it is our goal to Board the Plane to Bolivia on Wednesday Morning,andhave the team back in their own beds by the next Wednesday night (14 dayslater)...

  • July23-August 6 - Uganda

    July23-August 6 - Uganda

    Tour Goals

    • Medical clinics
    • Health Education
    • Evangelism & Projects with Local Missionaries
    • Assist Missionaries to reach previously unreached villages

    Tour Serving

    • Uganda, Africa
    • 5-7 Islands on Lake Victoria
    • Buvuma District Islands

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Upcoming Tours & Casa de Esparanza Support

Upcoming Tours & Casa de Esparanza Support

MVP is excited about our 2013 mission tours, our first tour departs in just a few days! We will certainly appreciate your prayers and all your support while our teams are in the field. We have serveral important updates to share about our Altiplano tour in July, a new tour in August, a reminder about supporting Casa de Esperanza, and tours this fall to Paraguay and Peru.

Ron Haynes, one of our in-country hosts from Lovely Feet Ministries is visiting the churches in our target zone for the tour this summer. Due to some community celebrations that would limit...     Continue Reading

Casa de Esparanza

Recently Fidel and Charita Corrales (Directors of Casa de Esperanza) have shared with us their growing concern—a very basic need—to pay all the bills associated with supporting 80+ children. Various changes require the orphanage to look to other churches and individuals to help support the children.

Our Mission at Casa de Esperanza:

With your help, we want to take care of these homeless children and young people, so they can find secure and productive place in the Bolivian societ...     Continue Reading

October 10-25, 2012 Chiclayo, Peru

Tour Served

  • Chiclayo, Incahausi, Peru

It is now Saturday evening and we had a Wonderful day! We walked downhill to a village called Playa, it took 1 hour to get down the hill but uphill was a bit more difficult. The return trip took about 90 minutes as the path was very muddy and slippery. We had two donkeys carry our supplies and had clinic in a small village church. People came from miles around to be treated. The nurses took extra time to pray with the patients and several of them stated they had never heard the name of Jesus! One lady asked Jessica – how do you receive Jesus? She took an apple and told her some people only see the apple (which doesn't help you), you must partake of the apple to receive its benefits. The woman's eyes lit up and she stopped and prayed with Jessica on the spot!Today we treated 100 patients (not counting glasses, fluoride and worm treatments), so our count is 940 patients + innumerable professions of faith which Pastor Trino promises to follow up on.Again, thank you for taking the time to read these letters and to pray for us!Today is Thursday and we are still in Marayhuca Incahuasi, so far we have had 6 clinics on this trip. Tomorrow we are traveling to an even more remote village (if it doesn't rain). This might be the last letter until Sunday! We have now treated close to 840 patients (not counting the vision test, the dispensing of prescription glasses, fluoride treatment in the schools, and deworming of the children in the schools). Just for fun I am going to give you a brief outline of a typical day: 615 AM – team wakes up, bathroom (4 blocks away), dress and close up our belongings. 730 AM walk to breakfast, and have a devotion. 815 brief team meeting and prayer for the day. 900-1230 Clinic, 1230 – 200 lunch, 200-600 clinic, 630-830 movie/church service. 900 supper and 1000, set up for bed and collapse in our sleeping bags. Wearing three layers, because the temp is 58 degrees. 615AM we will pack up, eat and head to the next village.

Man makes plans – God changes them! Last night it rained all night which means we could not travel up any higher, so we packed up the van, and tried to make it to another village which was ...     Continue Reading

June 2012 - Pando

Tour Served

  • Cobija, Pando, Villa Busch, Villa Rojas
  • 17 de Mayo, Nuevo Esparanza, Villa Rosario, Alto Bahia
  • Avaroa, Mejilones, Villa Falitma, 11 de Octubre, Vera Cruz
June 2012 - Pando

Our clinic tour through the department of Pando with a focus on the city and villages around Cobija has concluded and it was a great success! The plan was to go by river and take this grand adventure... God changed our plans a few weeks ago, and because of the flexibility and positive attitudes of this team, we ended up with a bigger better plan than we could have ever dreamt.

Pando is an incredible place, with incredible people... Our team often times was at the mercy of others, we went on faith after we lost our first coordinator to some political problems. But G...     Continue Reading

May 2012 - Uyuni Salt Flats

Tour Served

  • Villages of the Uyuni Slat Flats
  • Llica, Bella Vista, Chacoma, Huanaque, Salinas
May 2012 - Uyuni Salt Flats

Our clinic tour through the Uyuni Salt Flats has concluded and it was a great success! In all we treated 512 patients during 7 clinics in 5 communities plus several home visits. We also taught and evangelized in 12 classrooms to 359 students. In all we worked with nearly 900 people in the communities near Llica and Salinas on the northern end of the Uyuni Salt Flats. Our ...travels took us through 6 departments and 2 countries (we briefly crossed the boarder into Chile). The team has rode many busses and the back of a pick up truck to get around.

A few highlights:

Our medical team: Mirriam, Jenni, Jen, Whitney, and Carlos were all so compassionate and thorough treating our patients. Something very significant we were spending ...     Continue Reading

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