September update

We enjoyed our time at mission training the end of July thru the first of August. We learned a lot and made a lot of new friends we now consider to be family through the World Baptist Fellowship.

We have presented in August at 2 churches and have been blessed so far by the experience. We hope to start filling our calendar soon with more churches to share our ministry burden. We got our new prayer cards in to start passing out too.

We did a Small mission trip to the camp/ranch in Mexico during the Labor Day weekend. We left Thursday at 9pm and Lord willing we are getting home today about 8pm.

We combined with some ladies from Temple Baptist Church and our daughter and son-in-law was able to go too. The women made and canned apple butter and the men did a few projects around the camp. It was a short trip but got a lot accomplished. I had fun practicing a few Spanish words with a few of the National pastors and their wives while we peeled apples. I enjoyed making new friends this trip. I also enjoyed showing our daughter our love for Mexico and future home (we may not know what we will be living in yet by God does).
Thanks for  the prayers.
I heard something during the trip that I want to leave you with:

Live for the applause of the nail scarred hands. 

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Busy summer

“Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.” 1 Peter 5:7 KJV

God is so good to us. His grace is never-ending.  Sorry I haven’t posted in a while. It’s been a busy summer. I’m Still packing up and sorting our belongings. I’ve collected a lot of stuff (junk) in our 28 years of marriage and we’ve lived in the same house 20+years. I’ve had a couple garage sales and waiting for it to cool off to have the final big sale. We did get our camper sold and some big furniture items gone. And I’m in the process of trying to remodel our house so we can rent it. It’s been a lot of work and I’m definitely working harder at home than when I had a “real” job (one that I had to leave the house). 

Things have come together for our ministry presentation- Our mission video is finished and prayer cards available. We presented our ministry once at our friends church this summer (they currently don’t support any missionaries but we hope after our presentation that they will decide to start supporting them). It was a great experience that Sunday. 

We are attending missionary training for a week and will end with a few days where we get to hang out with other missionaries. Then we should be ready to start full time deputation. So excited to see how God will continue to use us. I love getting to see Marty preach (it’s just amazing to see what God has already done). Marty has been able to preach a couple Wednesday nights at our church when our pastors have been gone to church camp with the kids.  

Please continue to pray for us and our ministry. I know God has already prepared the way and even chosen the ones that He will have support our ministry, we just have to be faithful to obey and go. 

“And they said, The Lord hath need of him.”  Luke 19:34 KJV

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May Update

I’m a little behind on my updates.  Been a busy couple of months.  The mission trip went great during Spring Break 2018.  Victory Baptist churches from Paris and Seagoville went to the Camp at Huachichil Mexico and we had several first time mission trippers. We made some great friends and had an awesome trip.  It was great seeing hearts changed for missions but more importantly one from our group got saved on the trip!

My last day employed as a nurse practitioner at the family practice clinic was March 29 and since then I have been boxing up and sorting thru stuff at our home of 20+ years.  It’s been a big job to get done.  Marty has sold his truck and we are waiting to find the right one that does not weigh too much to be able to cross the border in Mexico.  Our camper is still for sale but I keep telling Marty that God is going to allow me to use it one more time for my favorite time of the year at the lake during Memorial Day.  Our church has so many activities during that weekend and we usually camp for over a week during that time and it’s my favorite time at the lake getting to visit with my church family.

We were able to go to the Hilltop Missions Conference April 22-25, 2018 and met with the World Baptist Fellowship Mission Agency board on that Monday and was announced on that Wednesday as new missionaries thru their STEP program! Short Term Evangelism Program (STEPis a program that will sanction believers as Short Term Missionary Helpers allowing them to raise support, get proper orientation, and be united on the field with a host missionary.  And if that Wednesday wasn’t exciting enough, Marty also got to preach at our home church that night!  He did an awesome job and I couldn’t be prouder of him.  It is exciting to see God use him.

We finished our missions video that we will use on deputation to the churches.  We got our prayer cards in too.  And during the mission trip our pastor and his wife bought us some awesome items to use on our missions table.  It is all coming together.

May the 9th was our last service in with our youth.  I may have cried a couple times.  We had been back there with them for probably 8 years.  They got us a nice plaque and a cake.  We will miss being back there with them but it is time to start focusing on our next journey.  At least we still plan to go to camp with them in June.

We have both completed 5 courses from Arlington Baptist University (ABU) thru their RLI (Real Life Institute) distance education program and received our certificates of completion May 12, 2018 at the ABU graduation ceremony.  While there we were also able to see our pastor graduate with his Master’s degree.  It was a great day.

Please continue to pray for us.  The next step is to go thru the mission board training in July and start booking churches for our deputation to raise support for Mexico.

God is so good to us!

Michelle

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March update

The guys had a great work trip last month and got a lot accomplished in a short amount of time.  I uploaded pics in an album to our Facebook page. I haven’t figured an easy way to upload a large amount of photos to this website yet.

We leave this Friday for a mission trip to the camp in Mexico with our church and a church from Dallas that’s never been on a mission trip. We are excited to have so many first time trippers with us from our church as well as the other one. Pray for them and us. Satan likes to attack families when something important like a mission trip is coming up. Also pray that hearts will be opened here and in Mexico as we spread the gospel of Jesus Christ.

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Work Trip

Marty and a group of guys leave tomorrow (Sunday, 2/18/18) afternoon for a work trip to the ranch/camp in Huachichil Mexico.   He is taking several first time mission trip travelers with him.  He is excited for the opportunity to take new people with him on this trip.

Please pray for safe travels and getting all the work done they have planned for the week.

Also pray for Marty as he will be getting to preach in Mexico on Wednesday 2/21/18 with Mike Starling as his translator.  He is so excited for this opportunity.

Y’all have a blessed week,

Michelle

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Moving forward

We have submitted out preliminary application to the World Baptist Fellowship to become a WBF missionary.  God is in control and we are praying that is the organization He will have us become a part of.  No matter what the outcome we know God is in control 🙂

I have already given my notice at work (had to be a 4 month notice) and the letters have went out to my patients to let them know that I am closing my practice as of April 1, 2018. I announce our new journey/made it Facebook official on my “Michelle’s Journey” blog. And we recently posted our camper for sale on Craig’s list. So it’s getting “real”.

In April we will hopefully have a video put together and start our deputation (church to church) visits to spread the gospel (Good news of Jesus) and raise our financial support (to live on in Mexico).  It is very exciting (and scary) for us to step out on faith like He has called us to do – but I know he has never forsaken us and will not leave us hanging!

Philippians 4:6-7 King James Version (KJV)  Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Matthew 28:20 King James Version (KJV)  20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

Romans 8:28 King James Version (KJV)  28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

Psalm 55:22 King James Version (KJV)  22 Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.

2 Timothy 1:7 King James Version (KJV)  For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

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The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining us!

Our Vison
God has called us to use our talents for him.  He has blessed us with the knowledge and abilities for mechanical, construction, plumbing, electrical, medical and preaching/teaching.
God has commissioned us all to reach the lost.  In our aim for evangelism we want to multiply the kingdom by using what he has given us and that is why our ministry is called “5 Talents for Christ”.
We are passionate about sharing the true gospel of Jesus Christ and Christ’s love thru village outreach as well as the interactive environment of Christian camps, medical ministries, construction, and mission trips.
About us
Marty and Michelle were called to missions May 2017.  After 4 mission trips to Mexico, Marty had a heart for Mexico, especially in Huachachil at Rancho La Paloma with Mike and Christie Starling. The ranch is a Christian camp in Mexico.  July 2017, on Marty’s 5th trip to the ranch, God confirmed our vision.  We want to base our ministry at the ranch/camp and assist the Starlings in maintaining the camp and help serve at the camp.  In addition to this we will continue to learn the language and create relationships and we want to be disciple by the Starlings as they teach us how to reach the villages of Mexico with the true Gospel of Jesus Christ.  
We also plan to evangelize the villages by medical outreach ministries.  For example, while we were there in July we heard about a neighboring village where a little 7 year old boy choked to death because no one knew the Heimlich maneuver.  We take things for granted here in America.  Something as simple as first aid and CPR could be taught in the villages as well to the national pastors.  Just think how much faith or confidence the locals would have in someone that saved a life which then could open up their hearts to hear the truth and save their spiritual life.
Ministries
Camp Ministry
Camp ministry offers a retreat for kids and adults away from everyday hassles and can help introduce them to Jesus Christ, as well as offer spiritual renewal for believers and church leaders. The camp at Rancho la Paloma has endless possibilities.  Christian camps are a life changing way to heal hurts, breakdown walls, and share Jesus along with growing closer to our Lord and savior.
Outreach and Future Goals:
As we finish learning the language and creating relationships, we want to be disciple by the Starlings as they teach us how to reach the villages of Mexico with the true Gospel of Jesus Christ.  When we are not busy at the camp we want to be involved in village outreach as well as a blessing to the local pastors and missionaries by using our talents in any way they need us.  Whether we take a group on a mission trip or just go by ourselves, we want to help missionaries personally in Mexico and other countries and this will help free up time for them to focus on their ministries.  We would like to help the local pastors/missionaries meet needs by helping build and maintain facilities they need to reach people for Christ.  Again we could help missionaries on outreach by medical outreach, camps, preaching, etc., the possibilities are endless with the talents God has given us.  We will not only be building and maintaining physical structures but help build the kingdom of God.  Even more important than physical structures are the relationships that we will build with nationals as we work together/side by side.  Often times it is through those relationships that Christ’s love is revealed to those who are lost.
We ask for your support of our ministry.
Some are called to go and others are called to give.  We thank God for both.
Will you consider partnering with us?
Please pray for us.
Marty & Michelle Herman
 
Our sending church is Victory Baptist Church in Paris, Texas
You can visit our church website at:  http://www.victorybaptistparis.com/
Giving to missions is tax deductible.
VBC also offers online giving – you can follow the link from the church website and click on “online giving” from the list of links/pages which takes you to Eservice payments (however that system charges us a fee if a credit card is used so we don’t get the full amount, But if you use checking to pay online there is no fee to us). Thanks so much for considering to support us. And be sure to tag us (M&M Herman to Mexico) on the missions line.
Or you may go directly to the online giving page and give at
:  https://www.eservicepayments.com/cgi-bin/Vanco_ver3.vps?appver3=Fi1giPL8kwX_Oe1AO50jRnsNXaHRdKBghVeLpaOMOshfcDUR8Pm2EuvGLceWdCNK2EvVVAEjqawDomKT1pbouaIh28eDeWPt3sYdn3ToQcA=&ver=3
Or you can mail your support directly to our mission agency:

World Baptist Fellowship Mission Office
P. O. Box 13459
Arlington, TX 76094-0459

Include in your envelope a separate sheet of paper with our name as the missionaries for which you would like your gift designated.  WBF is a non-profit organization and your gifts are tax-deductible.

 

“A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold.”  Proverbs 22:1 (KJV)

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“And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve theLord”.   Joshua 24:15 (KJV)