One of the things I love about watching the Kansas City Royals this year is their competitive edge. They never give up; they never quit and when the other team thinks they have them down the Royals just keep coming until they find a way to win. So much of our culture in the US … Continue reading Danger Zone: Competition in Kingdom Advance
As I had the privilege of leading the missionary trainees of To Every Tribe through the book of Acts I was once again reminded why it has played such a vital role in the lives of missionaries both now and throughout history. In Acts, Luke recounts the powerful movement of God in which we see a … Continue reading The Value of Acts in Mission Today
Most people I know HATE running and, frankly, I don't blame them. In fact, in a recent conversation with a good friend who is an avid runner, he told one of my sons that the only part of running he likes is the finish line. Running is hard, tiring, and most of the time not all … Continue reading Reflections on running and the Christian life
The McKenzie Family: Josh and Brita McKenzie received their theological and missional training from To Every Tribe in 2015. Prior to this, Josh was an engineer with a highway construction company for 12 years in Montana. Brita works in the home caring for the family and homeschooling their children. They have four children: Daniel (’02), Clara … Continue reading Meet Our Team
About seven or eight years ago I had a good friend approach me about supporting him and his family as they would soon be leaving to be missionaries in a third world country. Perhaps what I remember most about our discussion was looking at the budget he showed me. Of course, I did not look … Continue reading Why do Missionaries Cost So Much?
Reaching & Teaching Will be Our Sending Agency We have officially been appointed as missionaries with Reaching and Teaching As you may know we recently completed our time on staff with To Every Tribe. Over the last two years we have enjoyed helping to train other missionaries, church planting in Northern Mexico and filling in some of our … Continue reading We have chosen our sending agency!
Ed McCully of the "Ecuador Five" once wrote in a letter to his good friend and missionary teammate, Jim Elliot, that he had resolved to live his life in "reckless abandon" for Christ. Since their fateful day on that Ecuadorian beachhead this phrase has served as both a a rallying cry and a way of … Continue reading Reckless Abandon – But Not the Way You Think
Two years ago I would have never imagined that I would have privilege of playing a role in planting a church in Northern Mexico. I would have never imagined the close relationships that my family and I would build with both believers and non-believers across the border. Therefore, it was bittersweet to say goodbye to … Continue reading Pictures of from our final trip to Northern Mexico
It seems like just yesterday I was preparing to go on my first trip into Northern Mexico leading a church planting team from the Center for Pioneer Church Planting. Some things have certainly changed during these two years - familiarity with the people and culture, we are based in a different village than where we … Continue reading One last time – thoughts on going on my final trip to Northern Mexico
Our church planting team leaves in about one hour to spend the week in Mexico. Please pray for us in the following ways: We encourage and strengthen the believers in our the church plant in Village CO. We are continuing to teach them each night how to study/understand the Bible on their own. We … Continue reading Mexico Week Prayer Requests