A call to spread the gospel is one of the highest honors you can receive. But frustration can set in if you feel called to minister to those with whom you don't share a language.In an effort to address this, Mirna Deborah Balyeat's Spanish With a Mission seamlessly integrates teaching Spanish with gospel-oriented vocabulary and cultural insights. It provides an excellent resource for any individual or group looking to minister to Spanish speakers across the street or abroad. With a vocabulary of more than one thousand words focusing on the themes of family, home, classroom, food, clothes, body, city, the Bible, and witnessing, this guide lays a thorough foundation for basic Spanish conversation in an easy-to-follow format, with exercises to practice what you learn. Moreover, it includes vocabulary for medical applications, construction, agriculture and children missions, as well as Bible texts and Spanish worship songs. As a bonus, cultural notes with biographical information about Hispanic Christian singers are included so you can become familiar with current Christian artists and their songs. An easy-to-use glossary and Spanish-English dictionary are also included for reference. Spanish with a Mission provides practical tools that give the seeds planted on missions the greatest potential for growth. It will teach you Spanish to help you build relationships and communicate the Gospel.Visit spanishwithamission.com for additional material and information on how to receive a guide to start your own Spanish with a Mission class in your church or organization."Spanish with a Mission is a wonderful resource to prepare you or your group for a mission opportunity to a Spanish speaking country. Deborah Balyeat has done a wonderful job of making this book relevant to missions and ministry needs, and very easy to use as a training tool for your team to prepare for their experience. I am grateful for the work and thought she put into this guide to help spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I hope you will consider this book for learning the language and the culture for your next mission endeavor to a Spanish speaking people group. "-Rene Maciel, President of Baptist University of the Americas"Short practical lessons mixed with cultural tidbits makes Spanish with a Mission the perfect language tool for Christians with a cross-cultural mission for learning Spanish. The need for conversational Spanish both in the U.S. and abroad is essential for building relationships and communicating the Gospel. Anyone with a desire to serve Hispanic people will find it easy to build vocabulary, learn verb tenses, and use idiomatic expressions in less than three months. Learning Spanish songs and being able to share a faith story in Spanish equips believers for 'ministry, witnessing, and mission trips'."-Jim and Viola Palmer, Career Missionaries, Latin America"Spanish with a Mission is the most practical, Gospel-oriented resource on the market today. . . This book will change the future of Spanish missions forever."-Craig C. Christina, Shiloh Terrace Baptist Church
Mirna Deborah Balyeat grew up biculturally, living in Dallas, Texas and Managua, Nicaragua. She and her husband, David, served as missionaries to Argentina for nine years, where she coordinated the language and cultural learning for the new missionaries entering the country. Her husband is an associate pastor, and the president of the ministry No Más Violencia International, Inc., which provides Latin American churches an outreach tool to spread the Gospel in their communities. Deborah currently teaches Spanish at Dallas Baptist University and is completing her doctorate in Spanish linguistics at the University of Houston.