Reckless Abandon – But Not the Way You Think

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

Pictures of from our final trip to Northern Mexico

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

One last time – thoughts on going on my 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

Putting the Bible in Their Hands

"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 duringĀ our most recent trip to … Continue reading Putting the Bible in Their Hands

Pics and Upcoming Dental Clinic Prayer Requests

Tomorrow I (Trevor) will be leading a team of newly trained missionary "dentists" to Village CO where we will host a dental clinic for the community on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. We will hold it in the church building of our church plant in that village. Please pray that: We have good gospel discussions with … Continue reading Pics and Upcoming Dental Clinic Prayer Requests

97 Years Old and Ready for Baptism, A Great Open Door, Plus photos from our latest trip in N Mexico

Waiting...Waiting...Waiting... Waiting is a normal part of ministry in Mexico (and many other cultures as I understand). We could be waiting for people to show up to church or a Bible study that was scheduled to start 45 minutes ago - I used to get nervous that no one was going to come but have … Continue reading 97 Years Old and Ready for Baptism, A Great Open Door, Plus photos from our latest trip in N Mexico

Muchas photos from our most recent trip to Northern Mexico

We had a terrific trip to Northern Mexico last week. We met a lot of new people in Village CO (where our church plant is) and had a great time of ministry in all three villages (CO, EZ and C). We also learned that there is a soccer game that happens every night at six … Continue reading Muchas photos from our most recent trip to Northern Mexico

Advancing While Stuck – Recap and Photos from Recent N Mex Church Planting Trip

Driving through the sloppy, wet, muddy "roads" of small villages in Northern Mexico is always an adventure...until you get stuck...again (I wasn't driving this time so at least I was off the hook for the jokes). Our village consisted of lots of standing water and mud everywhere. Our time in the Suburban consisted of a … Continue reading Advancing While Stuck – Recap and Photos from Recent N Mex Church Planting Trip