Have you considered serving Christ in Japan? If you our your church is looking to learn more about serving short-term or long-term this may be the thing for you. March 9-17, 2019 Mike will be leading a vision trip to explore the MTW ministries in Japan. The full-time mission team is one of MTW’s largest teams serving in one of the places most closed to Christ in the world. Only .2% of the population attend church making Japan the largest unreached nation in the world.
On this vision trip we will maintain a very busy travel schedule in order to travel throughout the country to see as much of the ministry as possible. There are lots of long-term opportunities to serve on Team Japan. They also host many short-term teams. Is this ministry for you? This is the one of the best ways to find out.
To learn more about the vision trip contact Mike our download this brochure.
On Monday Mike returned from Costa Rica. Mike was in Costa Rica for five-days leading eight people on an MTW vision trip to learn more about the ministry there. The MTW missionaries serving in Honduras took the group to see their ministries in San Jose, Costa de Pajaros, La Montana, and Nicoya. The missionaries serving fulltime in Costa Rica are working on church planting, discipling, and counseling in those communities.
Mike organized the eight participants ahead of time and helped prepare them and coordinate their travel. While on the ground Mike served as a helper to the fulltime missionaries. The participants in the vision trip where exploring how they or their churches could get further involved in the Costa Rican ministry in the future.
While we visited the different church plants Mike was asked to preach two Spanish language sermons, at two churches. It was a blessing to be used by the Lord while on this trip. Mike will be leading another group on a vision trip to Japan in March.
This past week Mike, Anthony, and David (team West Coast) attended a major MTW missions training in North Carolina. They attended Living In Grace, which is a mandatory training for all new MTW missionaries. They attended the training with an eye toward hosting it in California in the future.
David attended the training as an outgoing missionary headed to Australia and Mike and Anthony observed and helped out. Mike was given the privilege of preaching the message at the end of the week worship service. Mike was also able to speak to many of the missionaries in a personal way about serving on the field.
We learned so much, and we look forward to putting this missionary training on the West Coast in the future.
The MTW West Coast team (Mike, Anthony, David) is in North Carolina this week. We are in the mountains at a resort participating in a missions training with 20 other MTW staff and missionaries. All week we have been keeping an eye on Hurricane Florence, and it has been heading toward the Carolinas.
It is schedule to make landfall Friday morning. We are scheduled to fly out of Charlotte Saturday afternoon. We leave our conference location Friday morning. We have been watching flight cancelations, rain prediction, wind prediction, road closures, and all the other relevant data. As of the writing of this post (Thursday AM) we still aren’t certain if we are going to drive east to Charlotte and try to catch or original flights or drive west to Nashville and book something new.
We have not plans to do anything stupid, but we would love your prayers for wisdom and safety. We’ll keep you informed.
This past week Mike and Anthony were in Lawrenceville, GA with the home MTW office. We were gathering together with all the mobilizers and recruiters and other missionary trainers for three days. The group of 40 of us spent a day of team building, a day of prayer and a day training. Mike and Anthony stayed an extra day for computer training and meetings with office staff.
The bulk of this time was used to train us to be better prepared to recruit and train new missionaries. It was wonderful to get to spend time with many of our co-workers who we usually only get to see on video conferences.