In May this year I will participate in a mission trip with Scott Nute Global Ministries (http://www.scottnute.org).
Greetings from New Mexico! I wanted to share with you that the Lord has opened an opportunity for me to serve on an evangelism team in Honduras, May 26-29, 2016. Currently, I am the bi-vocational pastor of Belvue Baptist Church in Hobbs, NM, and I work full-time in the oilfield. Last fall, our church participated in an area crusade with Scott Nute Global Ministries out of Houston, Texas. My involvement was to train Spanish-speaking counselors for those who made decisions during the crusade. I also translated for two of the evenings.
Since Scott’s ministry is global, I contacted him about being involved in his ministry outside the US in a Spanish-speaking country. His next opportunity that I can help with is in Sonaguera, Honduras, May 26-29, 2016. Over 70 churches have united together to reach their region of over 200,000 people with the GOOD NEWS OF JESUS CHRIST! I hope this will be the first of many such crusades in the future that I can be a part of.
For this mission in Honduras I will be serving in various ways, such as sharing my testimony, meeting with pastors and church leaders, and doing personal evangelism. Plus, I will be counseling those who come forward at the crusade, such as the young girl in the photo below who, along her sister, came to Christ in Scott Nute’s recent crusade in El Salvador, Feb 12-13 (here is a 5-min video clip from the El Salvador Crusade)! She was receiving follow-up from a Christian who had been trained in advance by Scott Nute’s Latin Crusade Director to follow-up those who came to Christ, and to connect them to the involved local churches! Dozens of Christians will be trained in advance to be Counselors for the Sonaguera Crusade!
The Lord is calling me to step out in faith and raise the funding needed to cover my personal expenses for this mission. The total I need to raise is $2,000, which will cover my airfare, hotel, meals, water, and help for the days I will be away from my secular job in the oilfield, which is slow now. Any funding that God provides above my personal needs will go toward the Crusade itself. The budget for this Crusade is $20,000, and the largest expense is for providing public transport to bring lost and hurting people to hear about Jesus Christ! On average, the cost for Scott Nute’s ministry to bring one person to and from the soccer stadium (which holds over 10,000 people) to hear about Jesus is $2.50; on average it costs $150 to rent one bus, which holds around 50-75 people.
Your gracious support will enable our team to literally reach thousands of people with the love of Jesus Christ! As the Lord moves your heart, your gifts can be made out to “SNGM” and noted to “Mike McGuire,” and mailed to: Scott Nute Global Ministries, PO Box 79016, Houston, TX 77279. Scott Nute’s ministry is a non-profit organization, so your gifts will be tax-deductible, and you will receive a receipt. Also, you can donate online through Scott’s website at www.scottnute.org (please note online gifts as well to “Mike McGuire” in the comments box).
Thank you for sending me out to the nations with the Gospel of Jesus Christ! Your support & prayers will help us make an eternal and life-changing impact in the lives of many people in Honduras!
SNGM Crusade Team Volunteer