Two Days With Catalina Foothills Church

youthMike spent the past two days at Catalina Foothills Church (CFC) in Tucson, AZ. CFC is very active in missions and invited Mike to visit. Mike was afforded the opportunity to share our team’s work and talk about the medical/mercy ministries and church planting going on in La Ceiba, Honduras. This was not the first time we had shared our ministry with CFC, but it was the first time since before we left for the mission field in 2007.

On Tuesday Mike was with CFC from 8am to 8pm. In the morning he was afforded 15 minutes to share with the 100 ladies at the women’s study. Mike and Bruce, the CFC missions coordinator, shared lunch. In the afternoon Mike meattended the staff meeting and was given 10 minutes to share with the 12 staffers. In the early evening he met with the eight member missions committee and was provided 30 minutes to talk about our work. And, in the evening Mike attended the high school youth group and took 20 minutes to talk to kids about God’s work in Honduras. Mike was given an office from which to work and throughout the day 20 different staff members and ministry coordinators popped in to find out more about our work. It was a full day of sharing our ministry in Honduras.

On Wednesday morning Mike met with Pastor Roessler for breakfast and talked about our ministry in Honduras and CFC’s work worldwide. CFC will be prayerfully considering support our ministry. Please be in prayer they can discern God’s will as it relates to partnering with us.

On Thursday Mike is catching a flight out of Phoenix and is headed back to Honduras. It was a wonderful spin through Arizona, but it will be good to be home.

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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