Please Be In Prayer For Our New Teammates

As many of you know there are currently four adults on MTW’s team here in La Ceiba – the Pettengills and the McCanns. But, what you may not be aware of is that we have six more adults joining our team in the near future.

John and Kathy Clow, and their four kids, are experienced MTW missionaries who served almost four years in Mexico. They have attended language school and all their training. They are currently in Georgia raising the final little bit of support they need to be here. They will be joining us as career missionaries.

Shannon Innes is a gal from Cary, North Carolina. She is currently going through her training and has already raised 60% of her financial support. In January she leaves for a month of training in Belgium. After she raises her final bit of support she will attend language school in Costa Rica for a spell. Shannon will be joining us for at least two years. Shannon currently works at her church.

Mike and Ashley Troxell are a couple from Scottsdale, Arizona. They have just started their training and will begin raising support in January. After a stint at language school in Costa Rica the Troxells will be joining us for at least two years. The Troxells spent a week here in La Ceiba with us as short-term missionaries this past summer.

Bethany Russell is a gal from Cresaptown, Maryland. She just started her training and will begin raising support in January. After some tom in Costa Rica she will be joining us for at least two years. She has spent much of her life preparing for the mission field.

All six of these new teammates still must raise financial support and four of them still have MTW’s training and language school to attend. You are welcome to follow them all on their blogs.  Please be in regular prayer for all of our new teammates.

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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