- Jul 26 We continue this month to meet with people stateside and encourage them to have a part in the great commission. Last month our funding jumped from 18% to 28%. This is exciting news!
The call for missions was planted early in the lives of Tynan and Lydia Barnes. Having both graduated from Christ For the Nations in Dallas, Texas, we began pursuing the call to foreign missions by joining World Indigenous Missions in 2012 – 2017 and served as Indigenous Church Planting Trainees in a 2yr apprenticeship.
In January 2017, we completed this apprenticeship training among an unreached indigenous people group in the Sierra Madre Mountains in western central Mexico, by preparing a rich soil for planting the gospel through humanitarian aid with the emphasis of good works. In 2017 we returned to stateside to the U.S. seeking rest, new vision, consistent education for our children and additional ministry preparation for future work in Mexico.
Currently we, the Barnes Family are preparing to return to Mexico in Fall of 2018 with Globe International as our mission’s agency. Future ministry goals for this year include becoming fully funded financially through Partnership Development with Kingdom Come Training. Also, through completing our Discipleship Training this summer, MetaCamp trained us to plant Simple Churches by being this sort of community as well as to equip others (we can train you too) to multiply Obey GCSquared communities.
What is obeyGC2? It stands for “obey the Great Commandment (Matthew 22:36-40) and the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20).”The spiritual family with Jesus (represented by the fish symbol) in their midst as king (represented by the crown) is a Simple Church. They also are people who are Loving God, Loving Others and Multiplying Disciples (represented by the three vertices of the triangle) Those are the bases for Christian community.
This Fall 2018, we are also excited to be planning strategic scouting trips with Globe Missionaries that will prayerfully consider Unengaged & Unreached People Group areas to implement the training we have received. We believe that the Lord has a specific place for the Barnes Family as we transition our family of seven back into Mexican culture.
Also sharing in their missionary adventures are their five children: Talon (15), Evelyn (14), Hayden (10), Gideon (7) and Oren (3). The Barnes Family are committed to pointing the way to Jesus here in the USA and abroad. People are important to God, so they are important to the Barnes family.
“And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.” 2 Timothy 2:2 NKJV