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Posted by KBastian, October 22, 2015 8:22 pm


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

Posted by KBastian, 8:17 pm

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!

Posted by KBastian, April 29, 2015 6:20 pm


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!

Posted by KBastian, September 26, 2014 2:26 am

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.

Posted by KBastian, November 12, 2013 11:40 am

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.

Posted by KBastian, November 6, 2013 11:43 am

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?

Posted by KBastian, October 31, 2013 12:06 pm

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!)

Posted by KBastian, July 3, 2013 6:35 pm

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?

Posted by KBastian, June 24, 2013 11:43 am

What makes these puppets donated by MRI so special? Read what this donation recipient recently wrote in a newsletter about the IMPACT of your gifts to Ministry Resources International:

MRI first donated materials to me in 2007 before I left for a mission trip to Northern Uganda, then South Africa.  We’ve been using those items since then in alot of fruitful ministry to many people here in Africa.  Those puppets and other products have now ministered in five countries in Africa so far! Everyone seems to enjoy being taught with such things so much, including the street kids, children everywhere, and adults. Thank you very much MRI!! – Tammy Donahue, Nairobi, Kenya

Here in the States, we may take our children’s ministry resources, stuffed into Resource Closets for granted. But overseas, the simplest resource can be cherished for years! Would you consider a donation to MRI today? It’s impact could last for years and even minister in many places!

Posted by KBastian, November 13, 2012 2:33 pm

Because of the generous donations of our supporters, MRI was able to give away $1,267,800 – in Shillings to Uganda, that is – to purchase bibles for children.

Here is the thank you note we just received:

Dear MRI,

Thank you for the donation of US$ 500. We received UG Shillings 1,267,800- and used it to buy 78 children’s bibles. Each bible cost UG Shillings 16,000- (about US$ 6.66). These are smaller bibles in 4 editions: Parables of the Bible, Stories of the Bible, My Christmas Handy Bible and My First Portable Bible. They are very nice, educative and interesting bibles for young children.

Thank you very much for this grant which shall bring fruits of impact to the children’s evangelization.

Best Regards

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