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