Mike and Trisha met in Wisconsin while Mike was serving in at New Tribes Bible Institute. “She was one of the few people who would consistently thank the kitchen staff after eating a meal in the school cafeteria,” Mike observed. “I had to get to know her!” “The first thing I noticed about Mike was his joy while serving others, and of course, my mom pointed him out to me as being a ‘godly man’.”
Mike and Trisha were married in the spring of 2001 and set out together to complete their Intercultural Studies.
In 2004, the Goddard family was commissioned by Grace Gospel Church of Huntington, West Virginia and also by a large group of strategic churches and partners, to serve in Paraguay.
Mike and Trisha have three children, Michael, Lea, and Kaleb. Together, they have served in the mobilization of Paraguayan Latin churches through the ministry of NTM. Today, they take on a new role of holistically empowering the tribal church, in harmony and interdependency with the Paraguayans and western expatriates.