Mike In Orlando Attending TGC Conference

photo 2April 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.

imageAt 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.

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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