And we begin…Telling the story of our first two weeks of training in pictures

They say pictures are worth a thousand words, right? Well, to save me from writing 1000 words and you from having to read through 1000 words in a blog format which is a daunting task, I thought I would post a few pictures from the first two weeks of training at the Center for Pioneer Church Planting (CPCP). Below is also an update with some exciting news and a couple upcoming adventures.

Moving the CPCP offices and classroom to Chachalaca Bend
Chacha sign
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Orientation and first week of training at the CPCP

Orientation opening

Look at this room full of missionaries in training!!!!

Team building with the group we will be mentoring this year

Team building with the group we will be mentoring this year

An team building exercise about expectations. We told them they were going to play team disc golf. Little did they know I was about to pull out a blind fold that the thrower would be wearing. Ditching/adjusting expectations has already been an important lesson for our family in moving to northern Mexico...I mean SOUTH Texas :)

A team building exercise about expectations. We told them they were going to play team disc golf. Little did they know I was about to pull out a blind fold that the thrower would be wearing. Ditching/adjusting expectations has already been an important lesson for our family in moving to northern Mexico…I mean SOUTH Texas :). This will continue to be important as we spend significant time in Mexico each month doing ministry for the next two years before we make our final move.

Teaching at the first CPCP chapel. I am going through 2 Timothy - a missionary epistle which is fitting to kick things off

Me teaching the CPCP families at the first To Every Tribe community chapel of the year. I am teaching through 2 Timothy – a missionary epistle over the next several weeks. Very fitting.

Some missionary trainees working through the gospel of Matthew together in class

Some missionary trainees working through the gospel of Matthew together in class

A couple family pics [keeping the grandparents happy:)]
Betsy and Noraethan close upTitus at beach

Exciting News and Upcoming Adventures
First, the exciting news I promised a couple weeks ago…We found out that I (Trevor) will be leading a church planting team for the next two years into a village a few hours over the border. To Every Tribe has been doing ministry in this village over the last few years and our team will continue this work with the ultimate goal of planting a gospel-oriented church there that is led by leaders we raise up within the village. Betsy and the kids will have ample opportunity to go with on our regular (staying in the village one week per month) trips in as well as extra trips we will make. So, pray that God blesses our Spanish acquisition FAST :). Our first trip as a church planting team is a little more than a week away. We will refer to the village as Village EZ – in order to take precautions for our safety as well as the safety of the villagers since there is cartel activity in the area. If you want to learn more about the village feel free to email or call Betsy or myself (I will post regular updates on the blog).

On a similar note, Ethan and I will accompany Garry Weaver – Director of Field Training for the CPCP into Mexico next week to visit several villages To Every Tribe does ministry in. This should be a great experience and Ethan and I will be visiting village EZ for the first time. Pray that the Lord blesses relationships.

*special thanks to Jessica Bennett for taking all the photos in this blog*

7 thoughts on “And we begin…Telling the story of our first two weeks of training in pictures

  1. I love the photos, Trevor. You have a beautiful family who will remain in my prayers. I also will pray The Lord will bless your missions in the villages.

  2. I like pictures! I do feel essentially 1000 words closer to understanding what’s going on over there. Amazing things, cameras.

    I’m looking forward to hearing about your first trip into EZ (with pictures, of course)!

  3. Thanks for that update! So exciting to SEE, as well as hear, what all is going on there. You guys are in our thoughts and prayers much, and we look forward to hearing more of how God is using you at the CPCP and in EZ! 🙂

    Laura, for the Bealls

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