Paint, Pressure And Play

The short-term mission team from Trinity Presbyterian Church of Murfreesboro, TN is concluding a wonderful week of service. Trinity is the 4th (of 16) short-term mission team of the summer.

On Wednesday the group painted the outside of the dorms at our downtown ministry center. They shared lunch with a few homeless kids that work with our teammate Kate and our StreetChild ministry. In the afternoon they took a group of kids from Armenia Bonito to swim in the river.

Thursday morning part of the Trinity team helped put on a medical clinic in Armenia Bonito. They helped us bring evangelism and God’s healing mercy to 30 sick people. The team from Trinity helped all day at patient intake and pharmacy. They checked blood pressure and blood sugar and they checked height and weight for every person.

The other half of the team worked on two construction sites. They continued work on a new house for a poor family. They raised all of the walls to about seven feet with cinderblocks. They also continued construction on a gazebo for the high school at our ministry center.

On Saturday we say goodbye to Trinity and welcome our next short-term team. Calvary Presbyterian of Raleigh, NC will be our fifth mission team of the summer and will serve in the community of La Fe.

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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