On 1st September of this year, four brothers made their lifelong commitments to the Servants of the Word. For the occasion, all the brothers from the U.S.A. gathered in Detroit, Michigan together with family and a few other guests.
The four men are Tadhg Lynch from Ireland, Rodrigo Sett from Guatemala, Malaquias Garcia from Mexico, and Miguel Vargas from Costa Rica. Each of these four men spent four years in formation before making their first full commitment. After living for at least three years as committed brothers they were invited to make a solemn, lifelong commitment.
Miguel serves in San Jose, Costa Rica as a teacher and youth worker. Rodrigo lives in the same house and works in university evangelism. Malaquias does the same thing, but is based from our house in Monterrey, Mexico; Tadhg lives in Belfast and works with university-age people both locally and for the European and Middle East.
For the last three years we have invited the fathers and brothers to join us for the commitments of their family members. This time all the dads were able to come as well as Miguel’s brother and Tadhg’s two younger brothers. We are very conscious of the fact that if a man makes a radical decision to follow the Lord, a foundation of character has been laid by their parents. The formal commitment ceremony was followed by fellowship, a festive meal and the yearly entertainment by Stu Ferguson, one of our brothers.
Please join us in praying for these men as they begin their lifelong membership in the Servants of the Word. And please pray for God’s ongoing work in calling men to our life.