Nick Oyler represents Creve Coeur Christian Church of Illinois

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 … [Read More]

Grandparents, what a blessing!

Elizabeth, Corbin, and Ian were greatly blessed by a recent visit from their grandparents Dick and Connie Mikels of Covington, Indiana. Dick and Connie have 7 daughters, all of whom are in the church and 3 are in professional ministry in the US, the Bahamas, and Mexico. Teri and I were glad to receive the … [Read More]

Growing, growing, growing.

The following pictures and narrative depict a Sunday event which took place in October 2014 in Huehuetoca, Mexico State in the King of Kings Christian Church. Please enjoy! Baptism identifies each person who experiences it with Christ as a representation of His death, burial, and resurrection. In our ministries here in Mexico we invite men, … [Read More]

If We Are Not Careful . . .

If we are not careful when it comes to missions and church planting, we can give the impression that missions is something that is done FOR the people in our ministry here in Mexico. In fact, I believe creating a mindset on the mission field that “they” are to receive ministry and “we” are here … [Read More]

Rise up, O Lord by Casey Hancock

The end of summer seems to catch me by surprise more often than not. It was so great to have the opportunity to spend more time with my children during the day while they were out of school. I also love it that we have interns and workgroups that come to work here in our … [Read More]

Marvin K. Mooney or Max Lucado?

We have been reading children’s books at the Hancock house for 15 years. It’s a tradition we have and it is not likely to last for too many more years. Teri has adapted the tradition of reading aloud to include reading on road trips from classics such as the Chronicles of Narnia, Charlie and the … [Read More]

Great Reasons to Celebrate Ministry!

As an American who lives outside the USA there are two big events that I observe from a distance at this time of year. The day when our country (for those of you reading who are U.S. citizens) celebrates its independence as a sovereign nation and the North American Christian Convention. May God be glorified … [Read More]

New Interns, New churches, and New Teachers.

June 10, 2014 Internship 2014 is underway. Jessica and Karissa arrived last week from the USA to learn and to help us this summer in our ministries here in Mexico. CMF missionaries are hosting 41 REACH interns this summer in mission fields all over the world. Please pray for these two wonderful young ladies who … [Read More]

Friendship is a Great Foundation by Casey Hancock

In many verses we have read from God’s Word, we learn about the benefits of friendship.  Even from the earliest days of humanity’s existence, God recognized that no good could come from man’s solitude.  Some have suggested that the motivation in creation is God’s own desire for relationship.  If we can accept that, then the … [Read More]

Small Investments and Big Rewards by Casey Hancock

Here in Mexico it is not uncommon for people to ring the doorbell and make a request. Sometimes we have received requests for used clothing. People ask for work like mowing our yard or polishing our shoes. Yes, we actually have a gentleman who stops by our house and polishes our shoes for a small … [Read More]