On Sunday we attended the morning service at Faith Presbyterian Church in Sonoma, CA. During the service we gave a 10-minute presentation about our work in Honduras. We showed a video and shared how the Lord is working towards planting churches in La Ceiba.
At lunch the Pastor of Faith hosted a cook out in his home. We were able to have great discussions with over 20 people. Faith Church even committed to coming to Honduras for a future mission trip.
After driving through the beautiful wine country of Sonoma with all of its gorgeous fall colors we drove to Elk Grove to attend the annual Celebration Dinner at Soaring Oaks Presbyterian Church. We ate good food, heard two wonderful testimonies and engaged in some lively conversation.
It was a long day. We left the house at 8:00am and returned at 10:00pm. And, we enjoyed every moment.
Sunday was our final day in Chattanooga, TN attending MTW’s Global Missions Conference. Over 2,000 people attended this conference to learn more about missions and how they can get more involved.
Mike, Erin, Madison and our teammate Kate DeFuniak put in over 40 hours at the Honduras information booth. Over 600 informational packets were handed out. Our team talked to dozens of potential short-term missionaries, interns and long-term prospects.
At one of the general session meetings a five-minute informational video was shown to the 2,000 participants highlighting our work in Honduras.
On Saturday Mike presented at two seminars. At the first presentation Mike talked to 40 participants about “Glorifying God Through Better Communication”. In the second presentation Mike moderated a four-person panel (including himself) on “Bridging Cultures To Care For At-Risk Children”.
This conference was a large benefit towards raising support and awareness about our ministry.
Our family is currently in Chattanooga, TN attending MTW’s Global Missions Conference. Over 2,000 people are attending this conference to learn more about missions and how they can get more involved.
Team Honduras has a booth to promote our work and Mike and Erin are teaching several seminars. This is a great opportunity to raise support and awareness and recruit new missionaries to join our team.
On Friday Erin delivered a presentation on medical/mercy ministry and how our team is using medical work to demonstrate Christ’s compassion in Honduras.
The conference lasts until Sunday and looks to be very educational and beneficial for our work.
On Wednesday we fly out to Chattanooga, TN for MTW’s Global Missions Conference. This conference will attract over 2,000 people who are interested in learning more about missions and the missions movement.
Our family will attend the two-day pre-conference on mercy ministries, where we will make a presentation on medical ministry.
At the Global Missions Conference we will host a booth to promote our ministry. We will show videos, talk to people and hand out a thousand packets. While at the conference we will recruit new missionaries and raise support and awareness about our ministry in Honduras. Mike will speak twice at the main conference.
The conference ends on Sunday the 7th. Please pray that our time in Tennessee is beneficial to our ministry.
This past week we have been very busy. We have been interacting with the churches that are making it possible for us to work in Honduras.
Sunday night we celebrated Reformation Day with our home church, Soaring Oaks Presbyterian in Elk Grove. Over 50 attended.
Sunday morning we visited Ridge Presbyterian Church in Paradise. Mike was afforded the opportunity to preach. We talked with so many exciting people. After church a wonderful couple hosted us for lunch.
Saturday evening we attended worship service at Valley Springs Presbyterian Church in Roseville. They introduced us to the congregation and we were able to talk with lots of folks after service.
Friday morning Mike met with the Pastor from Faith Presbyterian Church of Sonoma. They spent many hours talking about the ministry in Honduras and how Faith can get further involved.
On Wednesday we met with nearly 40 people from Covenant Presbyterian Church in Paso Robles. One of the church’s families hosted a dinner for us and allowed us to spend the night at their home.
It has been an exhausting, and fruitful week.