Tews to Mexico

We are very excited to join Global Education Ministries in August to begin the next phase of this journey of life that God has given us! The mission of GEM lines up exactly with the desires of our hearts! Serving and loving others to help them see the Father’s love is something we always want to be sure is the core of what we are doing!

It’s funny how we came to know about GEM. In 2014 Nate was on a flight to Haiti for a mission’s trip and sitting across the aisle was a semi-bald guy (maybe fully bald, depends on the angle and lighting…as well as the intentionality) who was reading the Bible, and as conversation was struck up he told Nate about this new school in Mexico that he and his wife started and how it was growing quickly. This guy is, of course, Casey Herring, who explained how they were fortunate to be a part of what God was doing in Puerto and how this school had been such a great tool to lead people to Jesus and to give quality education. With this great education, they were in need of more teachers so after hearing that Haley was in school for early childhood education, the seed was planted for us to come down and check the school out and what life in Puerto Escondido would look like. With that seed planted in the back of our brains, we had no idea how serious we would consider joining GEM two years later.

Tews weddingAfter we got married in July of 2015, all of our thoughts and plans for our near future were completely changed and God taught us what it means to trust Him solely. We learned that yes we make plans, but it’s The Lord who establishes our steps. After recently moving to Raleigh, NC, Nate has been working from home and was about to start a career in Real Estate while Haley was applying for teaching jobs in the public school system.

We both were praying about our next steps and what we should do but weren’t exactly sure what that was. One day recently, we talked about what we wanted to do and what we felt like God was putting in our hearts. Everything that we both described lined up together and the thought about GEM came to our minds. We lost contact with GEM and honestly couldn’t remember the name of the organization and how to get in touch with Casey but eventually did through a friend. After talking with Casey and Megan a few times and learning more about the school, the mission, and the staff we really prayed about what kind of commitment and huge life change this would be. We both had peace about it and have been excited about the opportunity!

We know this is a big change and we will miss our family and friends a lot, but we are excited to jump in with the staff and really become like a second family to each other and loving the students and their families! Though we can’t know exactly what to expect, we know our life will be centered around Jesus, the precious people in Puerto and the GEM community. We look forward to the hard times, rewarding and fun times, creepy bugs, the heat, the beach….and apparently amazing tacos!

TewsNathan and Haley Tew have been married for almost one year, and they are super excited about joining the GEM team in Puerto Escondido next fall! If you are interested in supporting them financially or with prayer, you can find their contact info here.

Moser’s to Mexico!

Since moving to Wilmington, NC in 2010, Mauri and I have been sensing that God brought us here to be prepared for full-time vocational ministry. God led us to Crossway Chapel where our hearts have been molded and shaped through faithful teaching, training, and fellowship. Over the past few years, we have also heard stories and testimony of the ministry happening in Puerto Escondido, Mexico. As we were humbled by and instructed in the scriptures, and as the call to full-time ministry grew in our hearts, Mauri and I began to fast and pray.

In January of 2016, after a month of intense prayer and discernment, the Lord made clear to us His calling for our family. My (Rob’s) role in Mexico will be School Counselor and 7th Grade Bible Teacher. Mauri will be assisting part-time with administration and recruiting for the school, while also caring for our 5 children at home.

In June of last year, we adopted three children, who joined our two biological children in what we now call “Moser Nation.” The kids have been so inspiring, as God has answered our prayers for Him to place this call on their hearts as well. We have seen them, without encouragement from us, say they think we should go and preach the gospel to the people there.

One of our older sons prayed one night at bedtime, “God, will you help us to know if we should stay and preach the gospel here or go and preach the gospel in Mexico.” He said to me as I was leaving the room, “Daddy, I think God wants us to preach the gospel in Mexico!” On the same evening, our other oldest son said, “Daddy, it’s going to be hard, but I think it’s the right thing to do.” God answered our prayers in placing this on all of our kids’ hearts, and we believe strongly that God is sending our family to Mexico to love His people there and share the gospel of salvation in Christ.

Jesus has been so faithful to us and has blessed this process with countless examples of His positioning for this new ministry opportunity! Our hope is to see many in Puerto baptized in the name of Christ and to build up His church there. It’s going to be an adventure, but His adventures are the best adventures!

mosersThe Moser clan will set out for Mexico towards the end of July. They are currently raising finances to support their move. If you would like to join their prayer and support team, please email Rob at rwmose@gmail.com