Late in October Nick Oyler, the preaching minister of Creve Coeur Christian Church in Peoria, Illinois came to Mexico to work with us in our ministry. Rachel Bowen was scheduled to come as well, but had a medical emergency at the last minute and was not able to come. The good news is that she is recovering and doing well.
Nick and Casey have been friends since attending Lincoln Christian College, now University, together in the 90’s. Nick also served as a REACH intern with CMF when our team mates Steve and Kay Carpenter were new missionaries here on the north side of Mexico City metropolitan area. It is great to witness the reconnection he made when he came.
During Nick’s visit we went to Miacatlan, Morelos with Pecos and Lynda Inchaustegui of Animando al Matrimonio ministries for a Family Retreat. Nearly 50 people from Christian families from the states of San Luis Potosí, Estado de Mexico, Morelos, and the Federal District in the Republic of Mexico attended the 3-day event. Nick taught a workshop on Christian Discipleship and helped with the teens. Casey Hancock and Shaun Inchaustegui of New Mission Systems coordinated the teen program while Teri Hancock and Susan Inchaustegui (Shaun’s wife) coordinated the children and pre-school program.
Nick (pictured below on the left) also taught a small group Bible study while here in Mexico and attended a Men’s group. Basilio, Gilberto, and Alberto studied Matthew’s gospel and got in the picture.
We treated Nick as if he were one of the family while he was here. He joined in very well and was super flexible with the traveling and the schedule we gave him. Nick is already planning to return for another mission trip with us in the near future and plans to bring his wife and their two daughters.
Nick’s church sent him to work with us here in Mexico for a week. He was a blessing to our family and to the believers here in Mexico. If you would like to send your preacher to work with us here for a week or more, we will take him. Please contact us today to schedule your workgroup or any of your church staff that you want to send us.
May God grant peace and growth to His church here and everywhere!
Your Missionaries to Mexico,
Casey and Teri Hancock
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