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
"Your word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path" (Psalm 119:105). One of the most important things a pastor or missionary can do is teach their people how to properly read and understand the Bible. This is what our church planting team began to teach during our most recent trip to … Continue reading Putting the Bible in Their Hands
The Lord's ways are often mysterious to us and this is no different when it comes to mission. Think about this: Paul and his missionary team had every intention to go to Asia but were "forbidden by the Holy Spirit to speak the word in Asia. And when they came up to Mysia, they attempted … Continue reading Forbidden by the Spirit? Prayer requests for this week in N. Mexico
What does a diet of drinking coke at every meal and not brushing your teeth get you? Lot's of pain due to cavities, gum disease, and worse. This is the reality for many people just a few hours over the border. So, as a way to serve the physical needs of the villages our church … Continue reading Filling Cavities for the Cause of Christ!