Swimming, Supplies And Shannon

The short-term mission team from Rincon Mountain Presbyterian Church of Tucson, AZ had a very diverse and eclectic day of ministry.

In the morning two missionaries stayed in town to try and fix our teammate’s car. Following a huge storm Shannon miscalculated the depth of the water in an intersection and her car stalled. Joseph and Miguel were able to dry out the engine and get it running again. Shannon couldn’t be more happy.

A group of ladies also stayed in town to help dig through a large amount ministry supplies. They uncovered and sorted lots of baby and infant items that will be a great gift for some pregnant moms we know.

mixing the mortarThe rest of the Rincon team did some morning construction on our ministry center and a new house for a single mom. The house group continued to mix cement and lay blocks for the walls of the new house for the needy family. The house is coming along nicely and may even be completed by the end of the month.

swimming in the riverIn the afternoon the group helped make and then eat homemade baleadas cooked on a wood burning stove. After lunch they provided a great treat to 30 local kids. They drove them to the river and swam and played for hours. This kind of intimate interaction with adults is rare for these kids.

This day was a great blessing for the Hondurans and the fulltime missionaries alike.

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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