From a young age, both Tynan and Lydia Barnes have been driven and inspired by what can be summed up as the the Great Commission and the Great Commandment combined to be GC². In Matthew 28:18, it says, “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you.” Like wise, Mark 12:28 paraphrased, “Love God, Love Others and Make Disciples.”
Having both graduated from Christ For the Nations Institute in Dallas, Texas in 2002, they have been pursuing the call to foreign missions in Central Mexico since 2015. Today, along with raising their five bi-lingual children on the field, Tynan and Lydia are committed to advancing Disciple Making Movements. In their spare time, they enjoy working with wood, weaving handicrafts on the loom, playing board games and outdoor games like whiffle ball, kickball, as well as bicycle riding with their children.
Tynan and Lydia began their local ministry by seeking out Unengaged People Groups in remote areas of central Mexico, called the Circle of Silence. These rural areas have less than 1% evangelicals. Utilizing tools such as clean water filters and solar powered Mega Voice Mp3 players they are expanding the Gospel within these remote communities.
The goal is to form and nurture small discipleship groups. These groups are then equipped spiritually to proclaim the gospel to the unsaved, disciple those who respond to the gospel, and mentor faithful disciples to serve as leaders to disciple others ie: multiply. During 2021, the Lord inspired Tynan and Lydia to have a bigger vision. This prompted them to consider expanding their local discipleship ministry to also include training Spanish speaking missionaries in the regional area where they live.
In 2022, Tynan and Lydia will be working along side of Jorge & Rosa Gutierrez, also serving with Globe International, to re-launch Misión Global (Globe Mission Mexico) a Spanish-speaking missionary training agency to train Mexican Missionaries through basic candidate classes which will include Zúme, Kairos, and The Focus Group. These aspects will serve as a much needed and focused DMM catalysts that will serve the local/regional christian churches and individuals called as missionaries, to recognize and fulfill their role in the Great Commission.