Thursday, October 25, 2007

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Teachers needed in Mexico

My biggest project continues to be recruiting teachers for our new School of Missions Mobilization in Matachi, Chihuahua. And I would like to extend my invitation to any readers who have decided to follow my adventures at this site and would like to join me.
Our school offers an extensive curriculum in a two-year program for each student. It is designed to equip Latin American Christians for missions work in currently unreached areas, where there are people have never been given the opportunity to hear of the love and power of Jesus. Classes have less than ten students and courses vary from basic Auto Mechanics and First Aid to Apologetics and Hermeneutics. Translators are available for those who don't speak Spanish. We are flexible with your schedules as much as possible so that you may donate as little as a week to this project and room and board is provided for the duration of your stay. This is an amazing opportunity that may not be equaled in your lifetime, simply because this is the first missions school opened in the province of Chihuahua, and one of very few in Mexico. I strongly encourage you to pray about your place in this discipleship program. For more details on the school, you can check it out at
Thanks so much.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Kids' Korner

One weekend a month, Jessica, Brandon, and I lead the children's program, Kids' Korner, during our church's worship services for Missions Week. Our outline tends to include a story about a specific people group or country, snacks that those people would eat, a Bible lesson, and a few games. We try to center the entire time around a missions-related theme. For example, September's theme was "Love your neighbor as yourself". We asked for volunteers to act out The Good Samaritan, which went over really well. We also talked about the San people in the Kalahari desert, mostly in Botswana. The San are known for their diligence in caring for strangers who find themselves stranded in the desert with little knowledge of survival. One of the San's artistic outlets has been found in rocks that they have painted, so we let the kids get creative with their own rocks and acrylic paint. They had a lot of fun with it.

This month we're highlighting Psalm 23 and the farming people of Kyrgyzstan (Central Asia) to illustrate Jesus as the Good Shepherd. One of their simpler dishes that we plan on sharing is Chak-Chak. It's essentially fried dough with honey.
Our lessons in Kids' Korner have been great opportunities for us to learn more about different people groups. I think we as missions interns and leaders have received as much blessing and learning from it as the kids.

Monday, October 8, 2007


A recent project has been to inform our church about the ongoing suffering and persecution of the minorities in Myanmar (Burma) and to encourage prayer for this nation. Here is a copy of the poster Susie and I created for this purpose.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Newswire from Washington

This newswire was sent from Washington. I posted it because it is a direct answer to our prayers.

Prayer Positively Impacts and Helps Reduce the Death Toll and Violence in the Iraqi War

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 /Christian Newswire/ -- Recent numbers shows US casualties at their lowest level in over a year and civilian deaths drop nearly 50% after Christian leaders held prayer vigils in Baghdad this summer.

In July of 2007, the Christian Defense Coalition led a historic prayer delegation to Baghdad to meet with Prime Minister al-Maliki and pray for the war in Iraq. (See enclosed photos.)

This marked the first time an Islamic nation invited a Christian prayer delegation to come and openly pray for their country.

The delegation told Prime Minister al-Maliki and Cabinet members that they believed prayer could reduce violence and help bring peace and stability to Iraq.

The Christian Defense Coalition is encouraging Christians across the nation to continue to pray for Iraq and is asking President Bush and Congress to call A National Day of Prayer for the war. ( See proposed proclamation.)

Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, Director of the Christian Defense Coalition, comments, "These dramatic new numbers, showing the reduction of violence in Iraq, clearly demonstrate that prayer can impact events on the world stage. Our delegation made it clear when we met Prime Minister al-Maliki that we believed God could intervene and help bring peace, stability and security to Iraq. We are starting to see an answer to that prayer.

"Our hope is that Christians all across America would continue to fervently pray for the situation in Iraq and that President Bush and Congress would call for a National Day of Prayer concerning the war."

For more information or interviews call:
Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney at 202.547.1735 Cell: 540.538.4741

Christian Newswire

To: National Desk

Contact: Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, Christian Defense Coalition, 202-547-1735, 540-538-4741 cell