The Presbyterian Church In Honduras

Today we are mailing off the Spanish language BCO (by-laws) for the “Presbyterian Church in Honduras” (PCH) to our attorney in Honduras.  Our attorney is filling paperwork with the Honduran government to create a government recognized church.  This is a very small step towards our goal of planting a church.  None the less, it is our first official step towards what God has called us to do.  We have no congregants, no preacher, no building, no chairs.  But, the Honduran government requires us to take this step.  We still must produce additional paperwork to our attorney before we can actually file with the government.  So, here we go.

The best part about all this is our attorney.  When I asked him three weeks ago how much it would cost to file our organizational documents for our church and residency paperwork for the three of us, his response was, “Pray for me each day and pay my actual costs, and I will charge you nothing.”  To put this in perspective, we have priced legal expenses for residency and church organizational fillings.  Each of the four documents usually costs $3,000 – $5,000.  So, our attorney is going to charge us about $2500 for $12,000 to $20,000 worth of work.  Praise God!

So, now it is your turn.  Please pray for two things: 1) Pray that our attorneys (Patrick and Kiomi) are blessed for their dedication to our Lord’s work, and, 2) Pray that the Honduras government approves the forming of the “Presbyterian Church in Honduras” without any difficulty.

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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