Top Seventh-day Adventist leaders in Inter-America met with Maranatha Volunteer International (MVI) leaders yesterday to discuss rebuilding efforts in the recently hurricane-ravaged territory in the Caribbean. Leaders briefly took note of the scope of damage to churches and schools after hurricanes Irma and Maria in the worse hit islands during a meeting at the Inter-American Division (IAD) headquarter office in Miami, Florida.
“There is great need for reconstruction on islands like Dominica, Barbuda, St. Maarten, and the US Virgin Islands, and we wanted to bring Maranatha in to see how far they can help us in rebuilding properties and schools,” said Pastor Israel Leito, president of the church in Inter-America.
“I know Maranatha cannot be stretched much, but they come with good will and good intentions to see how they can help us move further on the ground,” said Pastor Leito.
President of Maranatha Volunteers International (MVI) Don Noble said that the 48-year-old supportive ministry of the Seventh-day Adventist Church has some 180,000 project requests at the moment, but is willing to look into assessing what it can do in the IAD territory.