Great Bend natives Randy and Lisa Parr will talk about their mission work in Mexico during the next Great Bend Aglow meeting, set for Saturday, Jan. 12, at Perkins Family Restaurant, 2920 10th St. Sign-in and social time start at 9 a.m., and the meeting starts at 9:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.
The Parrs and their daughters Marissa and Vanessa have served five years as missionaries to Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico. Randy served in the area of church construction and Lisa ministered in the area of women’s ministry.
Randy and Lisa were both born and raised in Great Bend, where they were active members of First Assembly of God. They were owners of a construction business for 26 years until God called them into missions. They sold their business, went to Bible school and after graduation they spent eight months in Costa Rica studying Spanish to prepare themselves for what God had called them to do.
While serving in Mazatlan, Randy helped the majority of the Assembly of God churches with their church construction projects; he led construction teams from the United States to build a new church in a small town outside the city and helped complete the construction of the Assembly of God Bible School.
Lisa was actively involved in women’s ministry with an emphasis on evangelism and discipleship. Last April, Lisa helped start the ministry of Living Free, a Bible study program for people who struggle with life controlling issues. Forty-two people graduated from the first Bible study series in June. She said Living Free is going strong and the ministry continues to change lives.
Randy and Lisa returned to the United States in July to begin to fundraising for another term in Mazatlan. When they return to Mazatlan after their budget is raised, God has placed the desire in their hearts to begin Teen Challenge. Teen Challenge is a residential program for people who are in need of intensive help with life-controlling problems. The Living Free Bible studies that were started last April are what Teen Challenge is using as its Bible study curriculum. The Parrs said they are excited to add Teen Challenge to what God is already doing in Mazatlan.
Aglow International is an interdenominational world-wide ministry rooted in local groups and is open to men and women. Great Bend Aglow is on Facebook.