Mike And Friends Promoting Grace

In less then two weeks our team is hosting a conference on Grace for local Pastors and church leaders.  We are trying to invite leaders from the dozens of churches here in La Ceiba.  There is no yellow pages, no reliable mail system and no complete list of churches.  So, in order to promote this conference our team needs to go door to door to distribute invitations to all the church leaders.

Each member of our team is driving, biking or walking up and down every street and dirt road in town to find every little church hidden on back streets.  We are trying to personally invite every church leader in the community.

Walter in the truckOn Friday Mike took two of our friends from Armenia Bonito to help invite church leaders.  George and Walter drove with Mike up and down roads to find churches for five hours.  The boys had a great time talking with Pastors and sharing information about the upcoming conference.

George in the truckWalter and George became great pitchmen and really enjoyed promoting the conference.  The three of them spent hours joking, laughing and talking about the conference.  It was important to promote the conference, but it was a great time to bond with some of friends from Armenia Bonito.

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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