The greatest missionary in the New Testament (NT), the Apostle Paul was a tent-maker by trade and he used this skill for various reasons in his ministry - to fund it financially (Acts 18:3) and to set an example for others in ministry (Acts 20:34-35). Is this the model (supporting oneself, at least partially, through … Continue reading Should all missionaries be tent-makers?
Today was the first meeting of the church plant in Village CD on a Sunday! What a perfect day to start meeting as a church on Sundays!!! We are excited to see what the Lord continues to do there. Tomorrow our whole family along with the rest of our church planting team will go to … Continue reading Going with JOY! Prayer requests for our church planting trip to Village EZ
"Hey, that's my language!" said a local villager as he sat outside our medical/dental clinic listening to the New Testament in his native Zapotec language for the first time in his life. In fact, this was the first time any of his people group (about 5,000 people who live in 3 neighboring villages) HEARD the Word of … Continue reading “That’s my language!” – A Recap of My Recent Trip to Oaxaca
While Trevor is away I thought I would give just a quick family update. We've been having a lot of fun while Trevor is gone (we still miss him though). It is great to step outside not only to sunshine almost everyday but to Christian community as well. There are about seven families (out of … Continue reading While the cat’s away…
The below is an excerpt taken from our N MX church planting handbook used in the CPCP. This information is important for anyone who is ministering in MX to know and helpful for those praying for us. One additional point about MX that is not in the info below is that MX does NOT have a Western … Continue reading Ministry in MX…We are NOT on nuetral ground
"If Mr M cannot go with' I can go to Village CD with you," said Mr J (one of the believers in village EZ) in Spanish of course. "Okay thanks, I believe Mr M knows a lot of people there. How many people do you know there?" I responded. "Um, maybe one but I am … Continue reading The Needle in the Haystack…Amazing Story from our latest MX Trip
Our church planting team will be heading back to Northern Mexico on Monday for the week. This is the busy harvesting season for the village so we have the possibility of doing some work in the fields with the men from the village - that would be great. We will also be taking our first … Continue reading Praying for big things in N Mexico!
Over the last few weeks we were able to enjoy a much-needed and restful break. It's hard to imagine all that we have been able to be a part of since arriving about 5 months ago. I (Trevor) have began at work developing and implementing a mentoring program for our fellow missionaries at the Center for Pioneer Church … Continue reading Refreshing Break and Time with Friends
We often get the question from people considering going into missions and many others who think we are crazy for "walking away from it all", "What is it like to depend on God to provide financially through other Christians?" Before we began depending on God in this "special" way I had no idea how it … Continue reading Blessed and Encouraged!
The suburban was fully loaded - not with luxury options but with a church planting team ready to take the gospel to village EZ in Northern Mexico and with the little gift bags of cookies that had a Christmas card and a gospel tract in Spanish attached. We had a great trip. One of our goals … Continue reading New Opportunities in N MX & Unexpected Ministry Opportunity in the RGV