Dear Aspiring Missionary, Over the last 4.5 years that I have been involved in missions (2 years on staff at a missionary training school and 2 on the field) I have seen many people with the same ambition as yourself - to be a cross-cultural missionary. These men and women have pursed training and sought … Continue reading A letter to an aspiring missionary – Be a good church member
In American culture we have days in our calendar that are set apart to remember the sacrifice of service men and women. Those days are often marked with parades, remembrance services at memorials, and prayers for our country. In other words, our country is a country that admires and appreciates the sacrifice of others. We … Continue reading The Forgotten Sacrifice
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