Marriage Conference Concludes And Mission Team Arrives

Saturday was a very busy day for our family and mission team. We concluded our three-day theological conference on marriage and we picked up our first short-term mission team of the summer.

participant receiving certificateThe final day of our Marriage conference was a great success. The participants received several quality lectures from our speaker Roger Dye. At the end of the day Roger challenged them to self-evaluation and reflection and encouraged the participants to work on their own marriage and to guide others in their churches to do the same. We concluded with a wonderful ceremony to present the participants with completion certificates. This, our third theological conference in La Ceiba, was a wonderful opportunity to provide theological training for people who seldom receive any.

Faith Church from SCLate in the evening we received our first short-term mission team of the summer. This will be our first of 10 mission teams in 12 weeks. This team from Faith Presbyterian Church in Ballentine, SC comes complete with 12 eager participants. Sunday, their first full day, will be a full one. They will go through child abuse training, take a tour of La Ceiba, receive orientation and attend two church services. Welcome to Honduras!

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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