SERVING IN: Mexico , North America
MINISTRY FOCUS: Discipleship Making Movements
The call for missions was planted early in the lives of Tynan & Lydia Barnes, having both graduated from Christ For the Nations in Dallas, Texas in 2002. As a family of 7, we began pursuing the call to foreign missions in Central Mexico from 2015 to the Present. We utilize a simple church discipleship method that organizes training groups who are proclaiming the gospel to the unsaved, discipling those who respond to the gospel, and mentoring faithful disciples to serve as leaders among least and unengaged people groups in central Mexico. Together with partners, the humanitarian part of the The King’s Harvest ministry brings immediate aid in four areas: Clean Water, Health & Hygiene, Bibles & Reading Glasses, and Emergency Food Bags. During a home visit we assess the families needs for the above resources, explain how to use the filter, as well as give an opportunity to share the Gospel with them. An opportunity is presented to do a follow up visit a week or two later to make sure everything is going well and bring other hygiene items as needed. Consider partnering with us to meet spiritual and physical needs among least reached people groups. “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
During the 2021 Summer funding period, along with YOU our generous partners, we were able to raise $10,000 needed to receive a matching grant of $20,000. We did it together. With these funds, we were able to make your next financial gifts go even further making the amount received to $33,500. Then, in just a few more short summer months, our goal of $42,000 has been reached! We have made the deposit, wired the funds and are now just waiting on delivery of the new ministry vehicle. Thank you so much for your partnership!
If you haven’t heard, we have almost reached the total amount of $42,000 needed for the ministry vehicle. Over the summer during our furlough, along with YOU, our generous partners, we were able to raise $10,000 needed to receive a matching grant. We did it together! We were able to raise the $20,000 needed through a matching grant. With a $1,000 recently pledged, that leaves us with just under $3,000 for the remaining total amount needed.
We are headed into our third month traveling in the USA on furlough. As we begin to draw near the end of this time and prepare to head back to Mexico for our next season, we have been reflecting on all that it has been. And all that it hasn’t been. Sometimes more than we could’ve hoped for, sometimes less. But, always stretching and molding us. Even though we have done this many times already, we often don’t know what each furlough will look like for us including a lot of heart work which we didn’t expect.
We the Barnes family, are extremely grateful for your recent partnership and special gifts to the ministry vehicle fund in order to pursue our mission of reaching unengaged people’s who live in remote areas near Central Mexico through discipleship and the Gospel.
We have been very blessed these past few weeks as we are traveling in the US sharing stories and testimonies of our ministry experiences. Another yearly Globe 180 Virtual Retreat is finished. We enjoyed being “at the Globe office” during the virtual retreat and learned a lot of new things.
It has nearly been a year since we started meeting with disciple groups in SLP. To have been a fly on the wall during those first few months, next the pandemic came, then a few months absence, and now reunited these past months to see them, you would most certainly be amazed at the Lord’s work. Last night was so special to us as we heard confessions of faith in Him as they counted the cost.
We have now returned to the villages and are continuing to meet up with just about all disciples of our previous groups. Some, who were our “go to people” have struggled with returning because of continuing verbal persecution. Most of this is expected as we fight a spiritual battle not against flesh and blood. However, there is such spiritual hunger here and we are blessed to join God in His mission for this area.
Because of situations beyond our control, some days are easier to show His love than others. We have been separated from our disciple groups for quite a few months now. It has been hard not seeing them in person. As the Lord showed us last Thursday, He is the one holding them in the palm of his hand.
We continue to remain committed to making Disciples as we face a new year, with new goals, and new challenges. Our third online Zúme Training will wrap up this month. It has been so neat to see the Lord at work in this family. In looking to expand into our local area, we will be taking some “prayer drives” to pray over areas we believe are the next phases of making disciples here. We love that this type of ministry is so simple to reproduce and can be done anywhere in the world among people with open hearts to receive.