Leadership Update


We have some important news from Agua Viva to share with you all: we are pleased to announce a change in directorship. We would first like to thank Scott Wester for his service as interim executive director the last few months, and we pray that God will continue to bless his family and his ministry. And today we are happy to see two familiar faces, Brent Searway and Scott Acock, stepping into the role of interim executive director for the coming months.

Scott Acock has served with Agua Viva Ministries since November of 1998. He has been our IT specialist for many years and has helped us in the area of finances. In June of 2013 Scott accepted the position of interim head of administration. Scott has a wealth of experience in technology, problem solving, and building systems, and he applies these abilities to meet the needs of the ministry. We are glad to have him stepping into this position.

Brent and Allyson Searway have faithfully served God with Agua Viva Ministries since 1992. Their two children are both living in the U.S., Justin serving in ministry at the Rock Church in San Diego, CA and Emily in her senior year at George Fox University in Oregon.

Brent served as executive director for many years, but stepped down during his fight with a brain tumor discovered in 2012. He has continued to serve the Lord even during his illness and through his life shown many that our only true hope is in Christ. He has never lost sight of his calling to reach Mexico for Christ. Many who know Brent closely have said that since his illness he has a new and refreshing perspective on life and is even more passionate for God’s desire to save the lost. We have been amazed to see God’s healing of Brent through surgery and chemotherapy. With the cancer in remission it appears that the Lord in his mercy has given Brent more years to serve!

During Brent’s time as executive director, the Lord used Brent to bring vision, passion for God and the lost, faith that God still moves in mighty ways, unity to the staff and stability to the ministry. We are excited to see what the Lord will do through Brent and Scott during this next season.

Please pray for Scott, Brent and the board of directors as we move forward as a ministry to reach Mexico for Christ. Also please pray for our search for the new permanent executive director. God is good all the time.