First Ever Team Honduras Women’s Retreat

On Monday five of the women of Team Honduras began the first ever Team Honduras Women’s Retreat here in Honduras. This five-day event is designed to allow these women to pray and study together. It allows the women a chance to get to know each other better, serve each other and to create bonds that will enhance our ministry in Honduras.

Team Honduras Women's RetreatTuesday morning Mike kicked off the retreat with an hour-long talk. He told the women how they were chosen for this ministry because of their dedication to Christ and their commitment to the implementation of God’s will. Mike explained how he as the Team Leader will strive to do everything he can to enable and facilitate their service and ministry.

Throughout the week the women are ministering to each other. Each participant was given a topic in advance and asked to prepare an hour-long discussion. The topics were based off of the personality and strengths of each person. Ashely is talking about Prayer. Kathy is talking about Finding Balance. Shannon is talking about the Will Of God. Erin is talking about Compassion, Mercy And Justice. And, Kate is talking about Loving The Unlovable. Each woman will lead the group in study, prayer and discussion.

For the women of our team this is a time of refreshing and renewing. For five days they are free from family and responsibilities and are given the chance to enjoy each other and the love of 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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