Conference On Christian Marriage

imageOn Sunday our mission team and our five national pastors hosted a one-day marriage conference outside of La Ceiba, Honduras.

The focus of the conference was John Piper’s book This Momentary Marriage (Pacto Matrimonial in Spanish). Our five pastors and two missionaries (Adam and Mike T.) each taught from a chapter of the book. Each person attending the conference received a free copy of the book to take home and share with their family, friends and church. The books were provided to our ministry by the International Outreach imageprogram of The Gospel Coalition (TGC). This amazing TGC ministry translates quality reformed theology and provides books free to ministries all over the world.

The event was hosted at our indoor soccer field in our ministry center in Armenia Bonito. Participants of the conference came from throughout La Ceiba and included congregants from all four of our Presbyterian church plants.

This type of rich, deep theological instruction is so very rare in Honduras. The literacy and education levels are low and few Spanish language theology books are available to the congregants of our Honduran Presbyterian churches. We in the US take for imagegranted we have books easily deliverable to our home and conferences and seminars in our home towns. Many of the participants of this conference had never attended a theological conference like this.

Marriages, even in the Honduran churches, suffer and there is a high rate of separation and poor understanding of Biblical mandates for marriage. This conference was a wonderful blessing and an incredible resource that will bare fruit throughout this theologically starving culture.

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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