Barnes, Tynan & Lydia



The call for mis­sions was plant­ed ear­ly in the lives of Tynan and Lydia Barnes. Having both grad­u­at­ed from Christ For The Nations in Dallas, Texas, they began pur­su­ing the call to for­eign mis­sions by join­ing World Indigenous Missions in 2012. Upon com­plet­ing on-field and pre-field train­ing, the Barnes moved to Mexico in 2015 to train as indige­nous church-planters. In January 2017, they com­plet­ed a 2-year appren­tice­ship train­ing among an unreached indige­nous peo­ple group in the Sierra Madre Mountains in west­ern cen­tral Mexico. The Barnes fam­i­ly worked with WIM train­ers to pre­pare a rich soil for plant­i­ng the gospel through human­i­tar­i­an aid with the empha­sis of good works. Also shar­ing in their mis­sion­ary adven­tures are their five chil­dren: Talon (14), Evelyn (12), Hayden (8), Gideon(6) and Oren(2). Currently, the Barnes are in the U.S. seek­ing rest, new vision, con­sis­tent edu­ca­tion for their chil­dren and addi­tion­al min­istry prepa­ra­tion for future work in Mexico with desires to return to Mexico ten­ta­tive­ly June 2018. The Barnes are com­mit­ted to point­ing the way to Jesus here in the USA and abroad. People are impor­tant to God, so they are impor­tant to the Barnes fam­i­ly.

You did not choose Me but I chose you, and appoint­ed you that you would go and bear fruit, and that your fruit would remain, so that what­ev­er you ask of the Father in My name He may give to you”. John 15:16


Missionary Number: 270

Ministry Focus: Discipleship, Evangelism

Region(s): Mexico & Central America