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
Thinking of you as you celebrate the miracle of this special season. May your heart be lifted in praise this Christmas for the wonderful gift of Jesus and the joy He brings to our lives. May these holiday blessings linger in your home and stay with you throughout the year.
2020 Top Highlights
Quite a few people we minister to either can’t read or have bad eyesight. The lady in the top left photo has Glaucoma in her eyes which makes reading difficult. The Mega Voice has given her much hope in sharing the Gospel with her neighbors. Soon some groups will enter into the “watch” phase where we visit less often but maintain open communication with guidance.
It brings God so much glory when we call on Him in prayer when we are going through a tough situation. God is not a liar that He would not hear us or deceive us. Do not give up in prayer. God will not turn you away. He wants you to come to Him so He can deliver you and so you will honor Him. God is going to get glory from your and our difficult situations.
We have been very blessed to have kept training with these believers for as long as we were able too during the crisis. We ask that you continue to keep them in your prayers as they too are experiencing a time like no other. We trust in the Lord to do everything in His time and there isn’t a doubt in our minds that He will get the glory for the great things He has done.
This month will be the start of an additional discipleship group close to our home. We are faced with an unprecedented time of responsiveness. As we have shared hope, food, and help, we must also call people to enter a life of obedient discipleship.
While the rest of the world along with Mexico continues to experience times of crisis, we are truly amazed at what the Lord is doing among the simple churches here in SLP. For example, through our faithful partners, we have been able to deliver more than 34 emergency food bags to unengaged people in remote areas of San Luis Potosí.
As many of the states in the U.S. are opening up, we are experiencing the opposite. San Luis Potosí is just entering the peak of COVID-19, and cases are increasing, which is expected to last from May 8-10 for the increase and the stay home orders to continue until May 30th, 2020. Officials have also begun implementing some new policies.
Hello from sunny San Luis Potosí, Mexico! This month, we are writing to say that every morning we are asking God to protect and provide for you during this time of COVID-19. We want you to know that whatever you may be going through during this season, we are lifting you up to the Lord in prayer.
We excitedly began our second seekers group this month. As Jesus said, “the harvest is ripe.” We have a great privilege to partner with Him in the Great Commission with the things that are on His heart for our generation. One of them, very obviously, is to release Disciple Making Movements among the least reached in Central Mexico.
Lupe, was hungry for the Word. While I was waiting to start ministry, outside the home, the Lord was saying, “See the fields, they are white already unto harvest.” John 4:35. I didn’t have to look further than my own field. We started talking as Lupe watered the trees one weekday and this conversation led to another. He asked a lot of questions and I was very frank with him. Now already into February, Lupe is our man of peace in a local village and we do meet in his home for a bible study. He even asked to change up his weekly night so that his sister could join us.
The old decade 2010 has come and gone and the new decade of 2020 is upon us. We are excited to see what the Lord is going to do here in Mexico. After our recent move to San Luis Potosi, we are re-adjusting to the culture and climate.
Thank You for all the prayers lifted up on our behalf, notes of encouragement, long phone calls, wise advise and your financial partnership with us this year. We look forward with much anticipation to what the lord will do in 2020.
We were blessed to see our main training group multiply once since our arrival. As time goes on, we expect to hear of more growth from additional groups. For now, we will be seeking new areas and peoples to disciple in San Luis Potosí.
Please continue to pray for this region to see a decline in regards to the political unrest we have seen. As always, we need your fervent prayers for open hearts to receive the Gospel and protection while we work here to bring the Good News.
Two couples approached us last week for Zume Training! We see the Lord moving in their hearts to share the Gospel with others and make disciples. We are also praying about moving further west into areas that have less people who profess Christianity.
We continue to see doors opened up through Filters of Hope. Our son Gideon (now 8) has been excitedly helping give kids clean drinking water. Your partnership has made a difference in the lives of our family and those we are able to reach here!