Meet Our Teammate: Shannon Innes

Shannon InnesShannon arrived in La Ceiba on May 1st. She has joined our team for two years. Shannon earned a degree in mathematics from Presbyterian College in South Carolina. She is from Cary, North Carolina where she served on the staff of Peace Presbyterian Church.

Before serving fulltime in Honduras Shannon previous participated in short-term mission work in India, Haiti and the Dominican Republic. She grew up in a Christian home with three siblings.

Shannon is gifted in the areas of faith, hospitality and sheperding. It seems as if the Lord has been preparing her all her life for the type of work she is doing here in La Ceiba. Her primary ministry in Honduras is the establishment of a home for single mothers. She has rented and furnished a house that will serve as a refuge for young mothers escaping chemical dependency, violence or life on the streets. Shannon will be guiding these young girls and their children into self-sufficiency and knowledge of the Lord.

Our team and our family are so fortunate to have Shannon on our side. Her honest love for us all is evident and appreciated. She is a great friend to each member of our family. She is genuinely loved and appreciated by each us.

Please pray for Shannon as she battles the difficulties encountered when starting a new ministry in a foreign country.

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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