Missionary Ventures International partners with JFHP to provide motorbikes to workers
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Olathe, Kansas
JESUS Film Harvest Partner teams will often drive for hours before the road comes to an abrupt end at a walking path. The team then loads the equipment on their backs and begins a three-hour walk to a village to introduce people to Christ.

These teams around the world seek to minister to the hardest-to-reach people in hard-to-reach places, but situations where walking is the only means of transportation will soon improve thanks to a Kingdom-building partnership between JFHP and Missionary Ventures International (MVI). 

Through its relationship with Campus Crusade for Christ, MVI is joining forces with JFHP to provide 100 motorbikes to indigenous JFHP workers. A three-hour walk down a dusty foot trail will translate to less than 30 minutes on a motorbike.

MVI has committed an estimated US$250,000 for JFHP teams to receive motorbikes for the purpose of reaching locations quickly and efficiently. Leaders from both organizations met recently to discuss partnership opportunities. The mission of MVI is to empower, equip, and encourage indigenous churches and leaders to reach their own people with the love and message of Jesus. A non-denominational organization, MVI pursues key strategic partnerships to see their visions fulfilled. MVI’s relationship with the Christian Motorcyclists Association helps make the 100 motorbike donation possible.

According to their website, the association is a servant-minded interdenominational motorcycle ministry with a non-denominational message of hope and love through Jesus Christ. Over the past 24 years, it has been able to extend their outreach to millions of people throughout the world by the fruits of its signature fundraiser — Run for the Son. The resulting funds are given to ministries like MVI who share the message of hope with the multitudes in other countries.

“MVI and Campus Crusade are making it possible for the Church of the Nazarene to invest money raised by Christian Motorcyclists Association members into motorcycles that will enable JESUS Film teams to go further and faster to reach the lost," said Brian Helstrom, JFHP executive director. "We are eternally grateful to these Kingdom partners for their generosity and for their belief in JESUS Film Harvest Partners teams.”

The work of JESUS Film Harvest Partners through the Church of the Nazarene structure creates an ideal fit for MVI to further their goals of equipping indigenous workers along with CMA’s focus to facilitate the hope of Christ. The Church of the Nazarene has been mission-minded for more than 100 years. This history has resulted in a strong infrastructure of work led by nationals in about 160 countries. The focus of the church is to make Christlike disciples in the nations. JFHP is an arm of the Church of the Nazarene involved in evangelism, follow-up discipleship, church planting, leadership training, and pastoral education. More than 440 JFHP teams serve around the world, sharing Gods love with the lost using the JESUS film as the primary outreach tool.
--JESUS Film Harvest Partners
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