We collaboratively train local leaders in church planting
As soon as we return to Mexico, we plan to establish a training course called Prédica Vida (Preach Life). This will be similar to Cornhill’s F1, yet adaptable to the participants’ level of education. We believe the training we give will strengthen existing pastors in faithful Bible teaching and prepare others to be church planters in this vastly unreached area. We plan to run a full-scale one-year residential program with three-terms, a two-year non-residential program, and intensive workshops. (More on the training page.)
Jesus said, “I must preach the good news of the kingdom of God to the other towns as well; for I was sent for this purpose.” Luke 4:43
How did we get here?
Donald was born in Uganda and surrendered his life to Christ when he was 16. In 2002 he moved to Eastbourne in the UK for further education and led an international Christian Union for several years. After college, he spent two summers working in children’s ministry in the US before moving to Mexico in 2007 to train with a church planting team, while studying theology.
Becky is from Eastbourne, where she studied Physiotherapy. After university, she moved to London to pursue her career and it was during this time she attended Christ Church Earlsfield.
We met in 2004 in our church youth group and formed a friendship through teaching in Children’s church, on mission trips, and serving together. We got married in 2013 and together serve in central Mexico in an area known as the ‘Circle of Silence.’
We are currently back in the UK for two years, whilst we are studying on the Proclamation Trust’s Cornhill training course and serving at Emmanuel Church, Wimbledon. You can read more about us on the Who we are page
Do you work with a team?
We serve as directors for “Buenas Nuevas” (Good News) a small team of local church planters. Presently, only 24 church planters are working in nine of the 115 districts. This leaves a vast amount of territory without a gospel witness.
What fruit have you seen in the last five years?
In the last five years our immediate team has seen three small churches started, 32 new believers baptized, about 77 students trained in English, over 150 leaders equipped by the word to reach their neighbours with the Gospel, and more than 1,060 lives impacted through kid’s camps, evangelism, and family conferences.