VBS, CovCom And Discipleship

VBSOn Wednesday Madison begins her third day of teaching VBS at a church in Queens. Her class in the VBS consists of 14 kids ages 4 to 6. Madison’s month long cross-cultural internship is going well and she loves it. She is having a great time with the freedom and responsibility of living on her own and serving others six days a week.

Kid's Club with CovComThe 14-person mission team from Covenant Community Church of Scottsdale, AZ is doing wonderful work. Both Monday and Tuesday the CovCom team helped put on medical clinics that have allowed us to treat nearly 100 patients. They taught an English class and organized a very successful Kids Club. The team has also been working very hard on construction at our ministry center and renovating a home for a needy family.

Mike and the boysTuesday Mike continued our weekly discipleship with George and Carlos. These two boys are receiving high school scholarships from our ministry. Part of their requirement is that they sit down with us for weekly discipleship classes. Mike and the boys talked, prayed and studied about the bible and discussed its value and what it is used for.

Mike’s health is better. On Tuesday he put in a 12-hour day with no problems.

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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