Real people are making an impact for Christ all over the world in their hometowns or across the ocean. Join host Dick Duerksen each week on an adventure around the world to witness the exciting growth of the Gospel message. From stories about villages transformed by a church building to profiles on volunteers who have put missions at the center of their lives, Maranatha Mission Stories celebrates the transforming power of service.
Watch the 2008 Maranatha convention held at the Rolling Hills Community Church near Portland, Oregon. See how God is working in different parts of the world and how you can get involved
Watch how Maranatha is providing worship space for thousands of Seventh-day Adventists in Angola, and the upcoming project to build one of the only school buildings in the city of Santa Clara.
In 2013, Maranatha Volunteers International responded to a need for a new school in Santiago, Panama. Take a look at the impact the school has already made in the past few years.
Meet an amazing team of prayer warriors who will soon be celebrating their best answer to prayer yet.
The story of why a woman relocated her family to be near a church, and how Maranatha helped.
Teen volunteers gathered for a weekend of worship and outreach in California’s San Francisco Bay Area.
The Finca 6 congregation in Panama discovered God's timing is always perfect.
See how a simple church frame can jumpstart construction and galvanize a community in service.
Meet a group of volunteers who were eager to help their fellow Brazilians--and found themselves changed as well.
Meet a woman who was searching for an Adventist Church--and found one, through Maranatha.
Volunteers from Northern California share what a mission experience in the Dominican Republic taught them.
Shattered by tragedy, the Ueeck family decided to give--even when it hurt.
The story of how a church waited more than two decades for an answer to prayer
A young couple's decision to be missionaries and the construction of a church have brought hope to the small town of Quingoma, Brazil
Jorge and Edjane Barbosa left a comfortable life behind to take the Gospel to an unreached area in Brazil.
See how Maranatha volunteers are making a difference in a small neighborhood in the Dominican Republic.
Medical clinics are one of the ways Maranatha volunteers make an impact.
The prayers and perseverance of church members along with the hard work of Maranatha volunteers makes the dream of a new church possible for the Fe en Jesus congregation.
Maranatha builds a campus in Katima Mulilo
Blasious Ruguri, president of the Adventist Church in east central Africa, shares his thoughts on why church construction is an important part of the Adventist mission.
Passing the missionary spirit from one generation to the next
Seasoned project leader Steve Case shares his thoughts on what it means to live out God’s grace.
Maranatha volunteer and project leader Claudio Japas share an update on the Tokmok school in Krygyzstan.
Hear how Maranatha's arrival in Panama ended one congregation's search for a permanent church home.
Samuel Dinzey shares his experience on the Ultimate Workout reunion project in Panama.
Dan Jackson, president of the Adventist Church in North America, shares why the U.S. and Canada are mission fields.
We return to a school campus in Zimbabwe that is full of students eager to learn and grateful for the gift of a school.
Israel Leito, president of the Adventist church in Central America and the Caribbean talks about the value of building churches in his area of the world.
Although challenging, Maranatha's construction of churches Angola is bringing hope to needy communities.
Volunteer Walt Groff talks about the connections created on a mission trip and what they have taught him about ministry back at home.
Volunteer Trishany Adams shares her thoughts on the lessons she learned on her very first mission trip, the Ultimate Workout.
Gilbert Wari, president of the Adventist Church in West Central Africa talks about the impact of churches and schools on a community and the world.
Teenage volunteers build a church for the Palmarito congregation in the Dominican Republic.
Domingo had no interest in God--he didn't even know who Jesus was--until a stranger invited him to church.
Marilene’s mother had always wanted her to be a Seventh-day Adventist. But it wasn’t until her mother died, that Marilene decided to give it a try. The problem was, there was no church to go to.
David Woods Maranatha country director in Zimbabwe shares the immense need for churches and schools and the even bigger impact Maranatha's work is having in this country.
Patience doesn’t come easy – even though it is clearly one of the virtues God is expecting us to develop.
Reiner Moreno is passionate about taking the Gospel into the jungle of Costa Rica and Maranatha is supporting these small congregations by constructing One-Day Churches.
Vinish Wilson, Maranatha country director in India shares the impact Maranatha churches, schools and volunteers have had on his country.
For the Foliente family, a high school mission trip turned service into a regular part of this family's life.
Maranatha photographer and videographer Leo Macias shares his photos from a recent church building adventure in the jungles of Costa Rica.
Persistence and tenacity are two great words that describe many a Maranatha volunteer.
More than twenty years ago Maranatha built the Piedra Linda church in the Dominican Republic. Today it continues to grow and impact lives in the community.
Gilberto Araujo, Vice-President of the Adventist church in Southern Africa shares an update on the need and impact of Maranatha work in Angola.
Learn about a group of volunteers from Delhi, India traveled into the mountains to build a church for a needy congregation.
Several communities in southern Africa are now stronger because Maranatha volunteers built schools and shared love.
Compassion demands passionate participation and is a trait that shows up often on Maranatha projects.
Maranatha is building churches and schools to share God's love in Angola.
Volunteer Projects Specialist Rebekah Widmer shares how giving to Maranatha can change young people's lives--including her own.
See how a couple and their bakery in Brazil are building a One-Day Church.