Language school

God blessed us during our 3 month time at Christian Immersion Spanish Academy in Cost Rica. The school and our teacher were great. We had many laughs with our “Spanglish “ mistakes and learned so much. We still have a lot to learn but have a good foundation in the language. We miss our teacher A Lot!

We had a wonderful experience with our host family and couldn’t have asked for a better family to live with for 3 months. The food was delicious and we enjoyed the fellowship. We also miss them A Lot.

We also enjoyed making new friends with others that attended the language school. And enjoyed making new friends in the area as well. We will treasure the memories and friendships made during that time. We spent a lot of time with two other missionary families at school and some of the kids even called Marty “grandpa” and we miss all of them A lot as well!

It’s great how God puts people together and allows us to minister to each other and witness to others.

We had one couple join our class for a week from Missouri last Fall and this past weekend we stayed with them in Missouri and presented our ministry at their church. God is good!

Marty also had the opportunity to preach at the mission in Costa Rica before we came home. He preached in English with an interpreter but he was able to introduce us and tell a little about us in Español and I was surprised and proud of him. We are thankful for all the opportunities God provided to us to be able to serve others in Costa Rica.

Please continue to pray for us as we travel on deputation and study. We are planning to move to Mexico this March.


We thank God everyday for allowing us to be on this journey for Him.

We’ve been able to present our ministry in West Texas, Florida and Kansas this summer. God has been faithful to provide us with the appointments and new ministry partners on His timeframe. We are so thankful that it’s not always what we want but what He feels is best for us. With that being said we would have had our schedule booked solid if it was up to us but God knew we needed to be available to minister to family and friends during some very difficult weeks as we lost Marty’s younger brother, Bryan Herman, and our very good friend Lonny Parson. We know they both are in Heaven and have both left great testimonies. We ask for you to pray for both families.

Michelle had her 47th birthday Monday and a good oncology checkup Tuesday. We praise God for so much!

We are currently in route to the camp in Mexico for a short mission trip. It’s Apple season and a group of ladies is with us to go help make apple butter. I’m sure the guys will be working on projects around camp as well. Pray for us and the group of 8 we are taking across with us. We are so thankful God has allowed us this opportunity.

Picture in Muleshoe, Texas 8-21-19.

Busy May

In May, we were able to see our daughter graduate from college with honors from Wayland Baptist University in Plainview. We are so proud of her and can’t wait to see what God is going to do with her and her husband Ethan.  We are moving them  to Waco TODAY for them to serve at a church and Ethan will be attending seminary at Baylor Truett for his Masters degree.

From the Middle to the end of May We were able to spend 2 weeks in Mexico at the camp where we will be basing our ministry in Huachichil.  We carried a trailer load of our furniture /belongings to the house were we will be living.  It was weird to pay Mexico taxes at the border on stuff we have owned for 20 plus years – but such is the way it works in Mexico.  It cost about $170 in tax to bring that load into the country.  Gas ran about $4.25 a gallon (after conversion from peso to dollar and liters to gallons).

We also celebrated our 29th wedding anniversary while there in Mexico. We got a lot of work done around the camp with the Starling’s during that time.   Marty also got to preach in Saltillo (in English) during our trip.  We were able to attend our first Mexican wedding reception which was fun.  We are still working on our language skills and are praying about language school.

I will be posting our prayer/newsletter from April/May today as well.

Pray for us as we travel and for appointments with churches as we are still trying to fill our calendar with appointments until we raise the needed support to live in Mexico.

We are so grateful and thankful for all your prayers and support.

Your fellow servants,

Marty & Michelle Herman

suburban and trailer in mexico

*God has blessed us with the perfect vehicle for Mexico. We now have a 2003 suburban and it truly made our Mexico trip comfortable.

We were also able to buy a used cargo trailer that has worked perfectly for Mexico as well. And both are legal for Mexico for 6 months, so that will make our next trip thru the border even quicker.


“That your joy may be full”

Have you ever thought about the fact that God wants us to have JOY. Everlasting life starts now at the time of your salvation with Jesus. You don’t have to wait till heaven to experience everlasting life. However, You do have to have Jesus in you to have this type of joy. I’m not saying you won’t face trials and temptations but as a follower of Christ we are not alone.

We had an awesome morning at Countryside Fellowship in Decatur, Texas. We showed up early for Sunday school and got to hear the praise team practice. That was great 😊 and got us pumped for the rest of the day. We really enjoyed being able to worship the Lord with them. We just want to thank pastor Mark Webb for allowing us to come present our ministry. And special thanks to Curt and Julie for the fellowship at lunch. What an awesome couple.

The next half of our day was equally as good. We spent the afternoon in Wichita Falls at Dustin and Heather Culver’s home (from Anchor Baptist Church) with their discipleship groups. We really enjoyed doing life, eating good food, and talking about the Lord.

Thank y’all again for the blessings.

This whole day from beginning to end has brought joy to our hearts.

God truly is too good to us.

Busy February

What a Busy February.
We had most of the month booked except the first week of February. But God had a plan for that week too. Our good friend pastor Lonny Parson suffered a ruptured aorta on Sunday 2/3/19 after his morning service and was not supposed to survive but he has and is still in critical condition at Medical city.
Everything happens in God’s perfect timing and that week was our only week off from having churches planned on deputation and He allowed us to be home and free to minister to our friends. It was hard for us to leave from staying with our friends in the hospital, But I was reminded that We also had another task God had given us and we had to get on the road again to follow God’s calling for us.
We have since been to see our friends at Anchor Baptist Church in Wichita Falls, TX and to a mission conference at New Testament Baptist Church in Lubbock, TX.
We then left Texas for four appointments in Florida and even had a chance to pop in to the Tristate Conference held at Pine Level Baptist Church in Starke,FL where we were blessed with great preaching and testimony sharing.
We are headed to our fourth appointment in Florida today (2/27/19). Our other three appointments went great and each church was set up differently but all still filled with the body of Christ and such a blessing to us. God has blessed us with opportunities to be able to help and serve beside other brother and sisters while in Florida.
Pray for us as we continue our travels today to Pensacola, FL and then tomorrow as we head to Texas.
Please continue to pray for our pastor friend Lonny Parson still in critical condition in Medical City. And pray for his family and the other families in the CCU waiting room. We’ve seen miracles for Lonny and it has been amazing to see God work.


Michelle had 30 minutes to see the Atlantic Ocean and put toes in the sand.

Happy New Year 2019

We hope and pray that you had great times with family and friends during the holidays and lifting up the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Thank you all for your prayers and continued support.
We continue to be so thankful to the Lord for presenting us with opportunities to share our ministry burden. We pray that God will continue to bless you and your churches in the coming year as you have been such a blessing to us.

We’ve started the new year with appointments in Texas and already have a busy calendar for February with only 2 dates empty (the 3rd & 6th).
God is good all the time!

We are still praying to be able to move to Mexico in March and asking God to show up BIG between now and then. God is already so good to us. But, if it is not in His timing to move by that time, then we will understand and continue to serve—but it doesn’t hurt to ask!
We are both in awe that our God chooses to use us in this way. We are truly thankful.

We did finish our newsletter today and it under the newsletter tab above or uploaded via this link

If you want to be on our email list for our monthly newsletter please email us at and request us to add you to the list.

God bless, Marty & Michelle

Fall Update

We are so thankful to the Lord for presenting us with opportunities to share our ministry burden. We had appointments all thru November. It’s the first time our calendar had been that full and what an exciting feeling. And what a busy month it was traveling from Missouri to Paris Texas to Alabama, North Carolina and Georgia. We saw beautiful sights and made lots of new friends along the way.

I realized today that I have only been posting about our visits on our facebook page and not as updates on here. So, I hope you are following us on our 5 Talents facebook page too.

We did finish our newsletter today and it under the newsletter tab above or uploaded via this link
If you want to be on our email list for our monthly newsletter please email us at and request us to add you to the list.

We are praising God that we are at about 35% of our monthly support and haven’t been on deputation that long. God is good!

Have a Merry Christmas and God Bless,
Marty and Michelle