April 13-15 Mike was in Orlando, FL attending The Gospel Coalition (TGC)’s national conference on Coming Home: New Heaven & New Earth. The conference had keynote speakers like Tim Keller, John Piper, Don Carson and Ligon Duncan. In all the event hosted 83 speakers, 49 workshops and 17 focus groups. Over 6,000 people attended the event from over 50 countries (including China, Malaysia, Cuba, Russia, S. Africa, Korea, Japan, Poland, Nigeria, India) and all 50 states. The speakers were simulcast and translated into four languages (Spanish, Portuguese, French, Mandarin). The conference included reformed preaching and teaching on various topics from throughout the Bible.
At the conference Mike volunteered some time at the TGC Packing Hope booth. Mike and others were helping conference attendees to send thousands Spanish language theology books to church leaders in Latin America. Our ministry in Honduras has previously benefited from receiving these free books. In Honduras we have distributed several hundred of these books to church leaders.
It was great to serve other ministries, receive such high quality teaching and make connections that will benefit our work in Honduras.