I have been to Mexico numerous times throughout my lifetime…on vacation. I must admit that rarely had I ever gone to Mexico on a mission trip, other than along the border (which is a world of difference from the interior of Mexico).
John Coker, a man with an adventurous nature, traveled to Texas from South Carolina in 1834 and joined in the fight for Texas Independence. He served with Sam Houston at the Battle of San Jacinto, joining the men who destroyed Vince’s Bridge which trapped Santa Ana and helped defeat his army in 1836.
The Early Response Team based at the Sinton First United Methodist Church was sent to three areas in November: Ingleside on the Bay, Rockport, and Beeville TX. We tore down damaged fences, trimmed trees, raked, bagged, and hauled away debris, tarped a trailer roof, gutted plywood ceilings and bagged fiberglass insulation, and separated and cleaned up steel roofing. Our mission was to be a caring Christian presence in the aftermath of disaster and to put the people affected before the tasks at hand.
Dear Coker Family, As I look back on 2017 I am overwhelmed by all that God has done in and through our church. 2017 was my first complete calendar year here at Coker and we worked very hard to begin to put in place the ministry infrastructure for our future as church. Even with that being our focus, God is growing our ministry as we reach new people with the good news of Jesus Christ and the community of faith called Coker UMC.