After 20 years of ministry, Ministry Resource International is shutting down.

As of September 1st, 2016, MRI is not accepting any more applications.

To the many that have donated funds and resources over the years, we are so thankful for you! Because of your support, thousands of children and youth have been impacted for Christ, often in places where resources and funding are difficult to get.

The entire board of directors would like to thank both donors and recipients for the honor of being able to be a part of what God is doing all over the world to reach children for Jesus.

If you would like to donate to a similar ministry, here are two possibilities:

  1. Sheltering Wings, P.O. Box 29565, St Louis, MO 63126 (Note:  For Tammy Donohue)
  2. Child Evangelism Fellowship, P.O. Box 348, Warrenton, MO 63383


The materials you sent did indeed arrive and it was like Christmas! The puppets you sent are the BEST!!!  We have about 12 people so far working with the puppets and the last practice they all wanted to use your puppets!!!  They just have a good feel!

Here is a photo of a couple of our folks with Ellen and I standing in as bookends:

Thanks to everyone at MRI!

Blessings, Matt

MRI helped supply a puppet and drama team who traveled to Bungoma in Western Kenya for a weekend of outreach.

Loading up the puppets for a ministry trip

Bungoma is about 420 Kilometers away & near the border of Uganda. As soon as they arrived on Friday they set up in town to minister and then again on Saturday and Sunday.

Setting up the stage

Each day hundreds of people watched and 6 people gave their lives to the Lord on Friday and then 6 again on Saturday.

The puppets sharing the Gospel

Kids love puppets!

On Sunday they ministered in a church. Thank you so much for our donor who gave $500.00 to make that possible. It was a big blessing. The team of 9 worked hard, did a great job and were blessed themselves. They are growing in Spirit more and more and getting more and more on fire for the Lord.

Thank you MRI!

Thank you so much. We hope to be able to do more and more outreach. The team has been ministering locally and we would like to travel again, possibly to Mombasa to minister there with a ministry friend.

YOU can help make gifts like this possible by giving to Ministry Resources International.

Thank you for your support!


I wanted to let you know that I received Benjamin and am so excited to put him to use! I leave for Kenya in June and will send pictures as I go along!

Thank you to you and the MRI board for giving me this opportunity. I am so grateful and cannot wait to see the joy & healing that I am able to bring through this little character!



When you give to MRI, you help us equip people like Jen who are ministering to kids all over the world! Thanks!

When you support Ministry Resources International you make a difference around the world. One of the joys of serving on the MRI Board is getting to see the pictures that come in from all over the world when grant recipients send thank you notes.

What does MRI provide? These pictures give a wonderful glimpse into how MRI impacts kids around the world.


Remember, even the smallest donation makes a huge difference when sent overseas.

Puppets for Pakistan

Getting resources into Muslim countries isn’t always easy, but with prayer and persistence, tools can get where they need to go. Thank you for your support of MRI. You are helping us to get children’s ministry resources where they are needed most.

Much Needed Resources

A recent shipment to Pakistan was held up by customs and for awhile it seemed it wouldn’t be released as the customs officers were demanding a significant bribe for them to be released, an amount that far exceeded the value of what was sent. E-mails went back and forth, value was argued, but finally, prayers were answered and the items were released. Puppets, training DVDs, magic tricks, peepers, small and giant EvangeCubes, and other Gospel tools – items we take for granted in the States are rare treasures hard to obtain overseas.

Putting Together an EvangeCube

Now they will be used to share the Good News of Jesus with children! When you support Ministry Resources International, you are making a difference all over the world!

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

thanks for sunday school material. I and all family members are very excited. our kid are very excited after came see the box. The sunday school association district in sheikhupura punjab pakistan team and puppet team are ready for puppet shows. and more sunday school material. please  pray for us. we will send you more pictures. we are now ready for doing organize puppet show in rural areas. we are now doing the translation and dubbing of the CDs. please pray for us. it is a very hard work. God bless you and your family and ministry projects. Amen
From sheikhupura district Punjab Pakistan 

Thank you for helping us reach kids globally.


MRI is making a difference all around the world. And the wonderful thing is, it doesn’t take much to bless our fellow children’s ministry workers overseas. Just a few resouces, that we can take for granted in the States, can be a tremendous blessings when they are put into the hands of our brothers and sisters in far away places.

That is what Ministry Resources International is all about.

We are helping to spread the Gospel in distant places with creative resources that are often difficult for them to get. Tools that share the Good News of the Gospel,

Bible Story books,

Puppets and other resources that help them better reach and teach children for the Lord.

Good morning MRI,

We are indeed very grateful for the children resources which you send to us. we received them and the children and teachers and even the whole congregation were very happy. may the Lord bless the good work you are doing. we will be back to you as time goes by for more resources and also for teacher training which we also need very much to be able to effectively help the children grow in their faith in Jesus. attached are some of the photos we took during the display of the materials, hope you will be blessed. thanks.

Irene & Rev. Futesmus
Bibleway Ministries, Mombasa, Kenya.

When you give to MRI you are helping us equip these leaders and provide much needed encouragement as well.

This is the beautiful smile of a children’s worker changing the destiny of children with the Love of God!

Greetings from the Mission Field,

At times I am beyond frustrated, misunderstood, lonely and not in control of the slightest thing but there is no other place I need to be.  There are many distractions that try to make me focus on what is meaningless instead of meaningful.  As I lay awake one night I heard this: “Do not let your ‘I’ve had enough’ make you give up….. always hope, always trusts, always persevere. For the world already has enough hate but never enough Love.”

Spending time with the children satisfies my soul. God is faithful and truly knows me better than I know myself.  I am blessed to be His and it’s only by His grace that I am here experiencing this adventure.

I am currently working with the Wesley Hostel Girls on M/W/F and going into South End Park Slum on T/Th…. Telugu lessons are going well and I moved up from the Kindergarten level to 1st Standard! I can actually recognize some of the letters in Telugu script on the street and try to practice speaking with my favorite bakery man and many others.

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! For all of your support and prayers. May you find peace today in the truth that God watches over you in adoration and loves you. I hope you enjoy the photos!

Peace in the East,


Hostel Girls Learning About “Bee Love”

Items as simple as balloons, taken for granted here in the States are a HUGE BLESSINGS when they are given to children’s ministry workers over seas.

“My girls holding up their notebooks I gave them which they decorated. They love arts and crafts and would color and draw for hours if I did not make them stop.”

Can you give to support MRI today? and help change kids lives around the world?

MRI enables children’s ministry resources common the USA to be a blessing to kids in far away places. Consider this thank you note we received this week from one of our grant recipients…

Dear MRI,

I am excited to report that the bee balloons went over well with the Wesley Hostel Girls! Since I am a one woman show I took your advice and handed them out in a controlled environment. I am looking forward to using more balloons in other projects.  Thank you so much for your support and prayers. The Lord is faithful and His love never fails. Our theme was “Bee Love”.  They are also holding up their “Banners of Love”

Peace in the East,



When you give to Ministry Resources International, you make grants like this possible. Even small gifts make a BIG difference when they travel to needy ministries overseas! (These balloons went to Hyderabad, India!)

When you give to MRI, you help us bring ministry dreams to life! Consider this thank you note we just received!

Dear MRI,

Greetings in the name our Lord! I am not sure where to begin in sharing with you about my trip to Ecuador. If you recall, you sent me several puppets, music and other evangelistic tool to take with me to Ecuador. What an Experience! We ended up with 23 students who have registered for the course of study in children’s ministry. The class went well, finishing up with an awesome Spirit of God experience. The class it self was something I never dreamed of doing and it was such a privilege to teach a group of people who are so hungry to learn and to sharpen their skills in children’s ministry. Thanks to the scholarship money you sent three students were able to attend this first class and now hope to finish the course. Several years ago I had a dream to find a Spanish speaking work that was interested in developing a children’s ministry. What I wanted to do is to set up a Child evangelism center equipped with lots of materials. It would consist of Bible stories, music, puppets, visuals and much more. Then churches with fewer resources could come to this central location and check out items that they could use for what ever time they need. This way the less fortunate churches could still have resources at their disposal with out a financial strain. I would then offer to help teach and train these people on how to use the equipment. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for the gift of resources…. Because you have had a vital part in making this dream come true. Now, I have been asked to order more materials to both help stalk the Child Evangelism Center in Quito. This also has potential of spreading to the countries of Colombia and Venezuela as they are already asking for us to go there. Only the Lord knows!

A Voice for Kids!

Glen Link

When you give to MRI, you help us help people like Glen you have a heart for ministering to kids and training leaders all over the world. Would you consider a gift today?

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