Erin There, Mike And Maddy Here

Lord willing, for the next 18 days our family will be separated. On Thursday morning Erin boarded her first of four flights she would be taking over the next 24 hours. She left La Ceiba and was headed to Haiti via Miami and Chicago.

help in HaitiFor the next 18 days Erin will serve as a trauma nurse in Hell on earth…also known as Haiti. She and 14 other members of MTW’s Disaster Response Ministry will be addressing the physical and spiritual needs of those who survived the 7.0 earthquake. This is going to be physically and emotionally taxing on Erin. Please be in regular prayer for her. We have heard that it may be possible for her to communicate with us. Any information we receive will be posted on Erin’s Blog. Check there regularly for the latest information.

Madison and Mike will remain in La Ceiba. We will continue to keep our family, home and ministry afloat with the help of the McCann family. While we can’t host a proper medical clinic without Erin we still have two English classes and a Kids Club each week. In addition we have to organize and distribute thousands of school supplies and prepare our four scholarship kids for school. On top of that our two property purchases and our residency paperwork need lots of attention. And, most of all we will be in prayer for Erin.

It is such a thrill to serve God.

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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