Stories

God is transforming lives in mission and we would like to share these stories of transformation with you. Read about God's work in the stories from our missionaries and short term mission teams.

Life is full of surprises. Bob and Erika Sukkau, training leaders of the church planting team in Trujillo, Peru, are learning that first hand. This past fall, Bob found out he had a growth on his prostate. Needless to say, this was a frightening surprise. After scans, prayers and medical appaointments, the specialists believed it was a benign tumor, though one still necessary to remove.

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Trever Godard, MB Mission church planter in Guadalajara, Mexico, recently shared how he is learning about believing in who God is and what He is telling us to do to the point of obedient action:

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“Have you ever noticed that sometimes when you ask God a question, His answer doesn’t seem to match the initial inquiry? What does that tell you? Perhaps the things that we sometimes have the tendency to focus on aren’t as important to God as we think!”

Read more: Wisdom of God

Sawadii Kha! My name is Khun Amphan.( Woman in light blue on the left.) I am 47 years old. A little over a year ago my husband and I became very sick. We went to the hospital and discovered that we both had AIDS. Shortly after we were diagnosed, my husband became very ill and died. I felt very sad and without hope. I didn’t want to live in this world anymore. I began to take street drugs in order to kill myself.

Read more: From Death to Life

Mission exists because worship doesn’t. These words by John Piper are burned into my heart. MB Mission exists to see lives transformed in mission. When people find Jesus they are transformed and enter into a lifestyle of worship, honouring God with their lives. We desire to see people enter into this life changing, transformational relationship with Jesus Christ. We desire to see worship on every corner of each village, town and region of the world.

Read more: Church Services and Bible Burners

My name is Phanukorn Nontasak. Everyone calls me Keng. I am now 23 years old. I have believed in God since I was 19 years old. I was born into a Buddhist family as are most Thai people. Before, I didn’t have any knowledge about God and I had never thought that I would be a Christian. One day, I saw some news on TV about Thai Christians who had a meeting together. I used to think bad about them, and blame them in my heart… “why do Thai people change to be Christian?” I thought Christianity was for foreigners and that maybe all Thai people who changed to be Christians wanted to look like they were part of “high society,” wanted to speak English, and wanted to have a luxurious life like foreigners. I didn’t understand about God and His stories and thought most Thai people must think the same way I thought.

Read more: Testimony of Phanukorn Nontasak (Keng)

Do you remember this song? You may have learned it in Sunday school as I did. The church is not a building, the church is not a steeple, the church is not a resting place, the church is a people. I’ll never forget that phrase, my first picture as a young child of church. MB Mission also has a picture of church and believes that it really is the Hope of the world, the chosen vessel to share Jesus with those who have not yet heard the Good News. That’s why we have chosen to send our missionaries “to the ends of the earth” in church planting teams.

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We are admitting your son to the hospital immediately. I don’t think you are going to Thailand. Greg & Becky Ouellette starred at the doctor, incredulous. As part of the newly formed long term church planting team, Operation Second Wave, Greg, Becky and their four children had plans to move to Thailand in two weeks. Then, suddenly, their youngest son, Silas became ill. Results from the blood work revealed all the signs of Type I diabetes.

Read more: Prayer Changes Things

Gai and Gaye-o first heard about the power of God when Gai was dying in the hospital with AIDS. A Christian nurse prayed for him and he immediately felt better. Because of his ill health, he had not been able to work for three years. His family often had no money for food and their poor squatter’s house left them cold and wet from the rain. But after Gai and Gaye-o gave their lives to Christ, Gai’s health improved so dramatically that he was released from the hospital. He prayed for work and God answered his prayer immediately. For the first time in three years he was able to provide for his family.

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When I first met Wicki, last June, she was a distraught, frightened and angry woman! Loan sharks were calling on her everyday, threatening to hurt her if she did not pay back her debt. Deep down, our church felt as overwhelmed and afraid as she did. But, as Wicki, her son (age 12) and daughter (age 18) opened their hearts to Christ’s love and put their faith in Jesus, we began to slowly see God remove each “Goliath” she faced. A huge debt, an abusive, alcoholic husband and extreme poverty were just a few. All we could do was cry,”Have mercy on Wicki, God!” Since that time God has indeed shown us his great mercy.

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