Mike Wheatley, 40/40 Missionary at Extreme Nazarene Ministries
Blog: http://mikeservingthelordinperu.blogspot.com/
 

Bio

I was raised in Monroe, Washington, and became a Christian when I was six.  Following high school, I attended Northwest Nazarene University, graduating with a degree in Engineering Physics in May 2008.  After graduation, I worked with a civil engineering firm in Payette, Idaho, practicing water, waste water, environmental, and transportation engineering.  My motto was “I am a Christian who happens to be an engineer, not an engineer who happens to be a Christian.” Through being mentored and discipled in engineering classes at NNU and participating in Bible studies in Ontario, Oregon, the Lord gave me a heart for discipleship and sharing Christ with people.   

God has allowed me to serve on many mission trips around the world; however, it was not until a trip to the Philippines in March 2010 that I began sensing God’s call to missions.  Following this trip, God opened doors for me to join Extreme Nazarene.  As a member of Extreme Nazarene I am excited to reach the unreached for Christ.  

To learn more about Mike and how you can support him visit Extreme Nazaraene: Mike Wheatley


12/11/2012: Update from Mike

Hi friends and family, there are a few news items that I'd like to make you aware of.

First off, if you are supporting me financially by mailing checks to the Boise, ID address you need to be aware that the address is changing.  CrowneOne (the accounting company) is phasing out their PO Box at the end of the year.  Therefore, if you will be continuing to send checks, the address to send them to is Extreme Nazarene Ministries, 4800 W Fairview Ave, Boise, ID 83706

Secondly, my work partner Felipe and I recorded a video of many of our disciples giving their testimonies and talking about their involvement in the church.  The video is about 6 minutes long and is worth your time to watch.  You can find the video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zn108ENwecA

Lastly, my time in Paraguay has come to an end a few months earlier than expected.  About a month ago four of our 40/40 teammates returned home for various reasons - one of them being my partner Felipe.  This left 2 females and 1 male (myself) on our 40/40 team.  The 3 of us who remained were limited in our ministry effectiveness due to our small number and I personally was working without a partner, which was difficult. Therefore, it was decided between my leaders and myself that the best option for my ministry potential is to join the existing 40/40 team in Arequipa, Peru.  I will be returning to the United States on December 17 for my previously planned Christmas vacation, and will be flying to Peru on January 4. I will be working at the church plant La Puerta Abierta in Arequipa until December 2013.   This commitment extends my contract 6 months as I was going to be finishing in Paraguay in July 2013.  This extension of my contract includes additional financial need of a little more than $2100, but I am confident the Lord will provide it.  I am sad to say goodbye to my friends and disciples here in Paraguay but am very excited to work again in Peru.

Thank you for all your prayers and support.  I hope to see many of you during my upcoming Christmas vacation in the States!


08/28/2012: Update from Mike

Hi Friends and Family,

I've had a busy and awesome month with a trip to Colombia and hosting a short-term volunteer team.   I've written a couple blogs about the various experiences.  You can read them at the following places:

Blog: Mike Serving the Lord in Peru

Blog: Felipe & Mike in Paraguay

I'll be visiting the States around Christmastime and will be purchasing my plane ticket soon.  I'll be in the Boise/Ontario area from around December 18-23, and in Washington from then until January 4.  It would be great to catch up with you sometime during that period! 

Thanks so much for your prayer and financial support! 


12/26/2011: Update from Mike

Thank you to all my friends and family who have been praying for me and supporting me financially in Peru.

Take a look at his video recapping his 2011 ministry in Peru.   

2011 Peru Recap


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