EFM is happy to announce that Anthony, Micaiah, Adryan, Annalisa, Cooper, Jeshua, Brogan, and Titus Hughes have said “Here am I, send me.” EFM has been asking the Lord of the harvest to send workers into his field in Sinaloa, Mexico. Anthony, Micaiah, and their children currently live in Haviland, Kansas; they have worked with Haviland Friends, which is their home church, and others in a discernment process concerning their ministry and vocation. This process included family trips to Siete Ejidos, a village in Sinaloa State where a Friends church was started several years ago. EFM is now pleased to send the Hughes family to Mexico for a one-year field experience that will begin once their support is raised, which we hope will be in 2016. As the Lord leads, please consider helping us send the Hughes family by joining their team of prayer and/or financial partners.
Please read the following testimony about Anthony’s family and their call to Mexico.
We are embarking on a new family adventure that we are calling “The Gabriel Trek.” After the birth and death of our son Gabriel, we felt the Lord calling us to MORE: more of him; more service to others; and more effort in spreading the gospel of truth to the nations. Mexico has been in our hearts for many years. In fact, Micaiah’s family has served in Mexico since 1990, and we have been on many short-term mission trips to various places in Mexico.
The mission in Sinaloa was brought to our attention a few years back, so we are excited to join the believers in Sinaloa as they preach the gospel to the nations. In order to do this, we are currently raising support to complete a one-year “field experience” in Sinaloa, Mexico with EFM. Our main challenge during this field experience will be for Anthony and our children to learn Spanish. We will also be partnering with the local church as they reach out to the community and spread the gospel. Right now we see our primary role in the church as being encouragers. During and after this year in Sinaloa, we ask for your prayers as we discern with others what might be next for us in Sinaloa or elsewhere for the long-term.
EFM and Mexico Yearly Meeting are working together to build a team in Sinaloa in order to launch a disciple-making and church-planting movement in that part of Mexico. Please pray for three other families from three different areas in Mexico who are discerning whether to join us or not. One family is from Aguascalientes, and they might move to Sinaloa next year while we are there.
Our personal challenge comes from the book of Haggai. God used Haggai to inform the people that God was displeased because they were building their own houses while the house of the Lord remained in ruins. Our goal is to seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness (Matthew 6:33).
Pray with us as we pursue God and his plans, and if the Lord leads you, please join our team of prayer and/or financial partners. (donate here).