Paul & Nydia Johnson
We serve with Avance Mexico (formerly Spearhead). Paul has served as Director since 2004 and I as the Spanish Coordinator since 2005. I was born and raised in Mexico and first came to know about Avance as a young person involved in a church that hosted Avance participants. Later, my family hosted a number of young persons who have served with Avance in a variety of capacities from team members to leaders. Together, We lead the Avance program.
We work with the Avance Missions Immersion Program of United World Mission. The Avance Missions Immersion program, based in Mexico City, mobilizes young adults in cross-cultural mission service.
We accompany our participants as they serve in Mexico City, the largest city in Latin America, over a period of two months, a semester, a year or two years. All of our participants live with Mexican families, learn Spanish and serve under national leadership.
Our passion is that our participants will gain perspective on what their role is in God’s call to the nations. Whether this is serving Christ cross-culturally, or back home, in “Christian” or “secular” contexts, our hope and prayer is that all will be missional – actively seeking to share the love of Christ wherever they are.
We also desire to see our participants deepen in their love and intimacy with Christ and to live and minister out of this reality.
- Pray that our Avance participants would deepen in their love and intimacy with Christ during their times of service here in Mexico and that this in turn would move them to minister with enthusiasm wherever they serve.
- Pray for our marriage…that our relationship can reflect the deep love of our Lord.
- Pray for our children that they would know how much God loves them and grow up to be people who love and serve Him.