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 with Globe International as our mission’s agency. Future ministry goals for this year include becoming fully funded financially through specific fund raising training with Kingdom Come Training and be mentored in Discipleship Multiplication Concepts through online training with Zúme Project and META CAMP obey GC2 in order to be fully equipped to serve among unreached indigenous people groups of Mexico. We are also excited to be planning an assignment in the Summer/Fall 2018 with Mision Global, a Globe partner in South Mexico to implement this training once we have finished. We are excited to see how the Lord will use us for His glory in the coming months.
Also sharing in their missionary adventures are their five children: Talon (15), Evelyn (13), Hayden (9), Gideon (6) and Oren (2). The Barnes 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