Faith Draws Crowds

This week we are hosting an 11-person mission team from Faith Presbyterian Church of LaVale, MD. There must be something about Faith, because they are drawing crowds of Hondurans wherever they go.

On Monday and Tuesday their Spanish speakers and medical personnel hosted two medical clinics in Armenia Bonito. In those two days they treated over 120 patients and turned away 50 people.

Monday afternoon the team helped teach an English class to 40 students. The students learned fruit, greetings and vocabulary from the Bible passage about the good Sheppard. The team from Faith helped the students with proper pronunciation and then they helped administer the end of class oral exams. The students individually read the good Sheppard passage to our short-term missionaries.

Tuesday afternoon was crazy. The team from Faith helped us host our largest Kids Club ever. Over 90 kids attended our weekly event. They played games, saw a skit performed by the Faith team, memorized a Bible verse and completed a craft. Not sure what we would have done had they not been there.

Both mornings the team helped us build a new house for a super-poor family in Armenia Bonito. They have been pouring the foundation and laying the first few rows of blocks.

If you want to keep track of Faith’s great work in Honduras check back here often or follow our frequent updates on Twitter.

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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