It has been several years since the Honeycutts have been with us, but we have been praying for them and supporting them financially since 2011. I am excited for his preaching today. The following is from their website: thehoneycutts.org:
John Honeycutt accepted Jesus Christ as Saviour in 1960 and Cathy in 1971. John Honeycutt went to Asia as a teenager in 1972 as his parents were missionaries with the Bob Hughes family.
John and Cathy married in 1975 while in Baptist Bible College and have been in the ministry since 1977, being ordained in 1980. They have two daughters and one son, who are all adults.
Responding to God’s calling in 1987, John and Cathy have personally planted four churches in Metro Manila, 1 in Hong Kong, partnered in the USA in starting two churches, and partnered with over 500 National church planters in Asia to establish churches.
World in Need International Baptist Mission is their Mission Agency. The Mission now consists of 7 sister organizations established worldwide by the Honeycutts. Currently, the Mission has projects in over 20 countries. In 1987, their sending church was Northwood Baptist Church in Royal Oak, Michigan.
In recent years, “doors” have opened to minister to the Chinese, and they spend most of their time on this focus. They personally plant churches and partner with National Church planters.
John Honeycutt is the author of the “Journey” discipleship lessons used in over 24 countries. In accessible areas, when they start a church, it is with a trained team of nationals that are experienced soul winners and disciplers.
PARTNERING WITH NATIONAL PASTORS
Their partner church planters have completed training in their ministry or through their home church, and they have experience in pastoring and church planting.
They have 30 days of outreach every day and church services every night. During that time, they win souls to Christ, conduct outreach Bible studies, gain one-on-one disciples, and have a church service every day. There are 30 objectives they are endeavoring to reach in the first 30 days.
The objectives are the same in closed countries or areas, but the strategy is different.
In addition, these new pastors believe in starting other churches with their own personnel and resources once they become self-supporting. Support is required to establish new churches. This support takes on two forms:
In most countries, $900 will start a new church, providing total support for the pastor and his family for the first year and a half to give them a strong start.
In many areas, church planters need a means of income to support their church with offerings. We provide animals, seeds, trees, equipment, and goods toward this goal. For example, a one-time gift of $900 will establish a new church in Asia.