A House For The Pastor

photo 1On our two-acre plot of land in Armenia Bonito we are building a church building for our first Honduran church plant, the First Presbyterian Church of La Cieba. We have now started simultaneous construction on a parsonage for the pastor of that church. The pastor’s house will be located just 100 feet behind the church. When the house finished pastor Jesús and his six-person family will move in. In the picture to the left John and pastor Jesús are marking the location of the house.

For fear of upsetting economic equilibrium, our ministry will maintain ownership of the house. The person occupying the position of pastor will be able to live rent free in the home as long as they are serving the church.

photo 2The modest three bedroom, one bath house will be 660 sq. ft. and will come with running water and electricity. It will have a concrete floor, cinderblock walls and a tin roof. The home will be equivalent to a midlevel house in the community.

Scriptures tell us we are to honor and care for the servants the Lord has provided for us (1 Corinthians 9:14, 1 Timothy 5:17, Hebrews 13:17). Pray this is a home that brings great glory to the Lord. Thanks to our fellow servants at Meadowview Reformed Presbyterian Church for making this parsonage a reality.

About Mike

Mike, 49, grew up in California and spent 38 years of his life there. He received an undergraduate degree in Political Science, graduated from Reformed Theological Seminary and is pursuing a doctorate from Fuller Theological Seminary. Before accepting God’s call to fulltime missions, Mike worked in the California State Senate for 12 years. He became a Christian at the age of 20. Mike was a Ruling Elder at Soaring Oaks Presbyterian Church(PCA) for seven years. While at Soaring Oaks, Mike served as the Director of the High School Youth Group, Sunday school teacher, and instructor of evangelism. His cross-cultural missions experience includes five short term trips to Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and Peru (Lima and Cusco) through Mission to the World (MTW). He has volunteered with World Relief by teaching and counseling international refugees. Mike has also attended cross-cultural church planting conferences in New York and Orlando and completed the Perspectives course on the World Christian Movement. He attended Bible Study Fellowship for two years. He is a certified instructor through Evangelism Explosion and is a certified trainer of the Darkness to Light child sexual abuse prevention program. He completed MTW‘s Disaster Response Training. Mike is an experienced speaker and author. Over 70 of Mike's articles on missions have been published and he has written three books. He is a trained and experienced mentor, discipler, leader and a passionate teacher of small groups and Bible studies. Mike received an undergraduate degree in Political Science, graduated from Reformed Theological Seminary and is currently pursuing a doctorate from Fuller Theological Seminary. Before accepting God’s call to fulltime missions, Mike was a Ruling Elder, Youth Group Leader, adult Sunday school teacher and evangelism instructor at Soaring Oaks Presbyterian Church in Elk Grove, CA. Mike is an experienced speaker and author. Over 70 of Mike's articles on missions have been published and he has written three books. He is a trained and experienced mentor, discipler, leader and a passionate teacher of small groups and Bible studies. From 2007 to 2017 Mike served as a fulltime missionary for MTW. Mike served as Team Leader, Church Planter, and Seminary Professor. Mike and his wife Erin served in Honduras in Central America and Equatorial Guinea in Central Africa. Mike currently serves as the Director of the MTW West Coast Hub where he trains and mentors new missionaries from CA, AZ, & NV. Mike is also busy writing his next book.
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