Needs Met, and Needs to Pray About

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At the beginning of this month, we gave stage 2 evaluations to a family and a single lady who have been here studying for a year now.  They all made great progress, and now they are moving on to a different island to finish their national language and culture studies and then join a ministry.  The single lady (who also happens to be our close family friend, Amy, whom we’ve known for many years) left on the 20th, and the ...
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1,865 Verses

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1,865 Verses

That’s how many verses have been translated into Nahuatl so far.  Each verse goes through a long, careful, (and to be quite frank) sometimes painful process.  A passage is studied out, in English, Hebrew or Greek, and sometimes Spanish.  An exegetical draft is written and communicated to a native speaker.  Questions are asked and answered, clarification is supplied.  The native speaker gives the rough draft in Nahuatl, sometimes five or six times in a row until both translator and ...

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Oceans of Grace!

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I realized recently that I’ve been thinking of God’s grace as a measuring cup–I only get so much for today and my prayers for grace during a difficult day are to beg God to add a teaspoon of grace more. But the reality is that I’m in a vast ocean of grace! A never-ending supply of grace shown to me by God and for me to give (comparatively) by cupfuls to others. I crave God’s grace towards me but my ...
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…be still…

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Be still.  Sounds easy, right?  Right.  Sometimes the Lord tells us to be still and wait.  He asks us to be patient and wait on Him.  Sometimes that’s not so easy.  Right now we are waiting.  We are trying our best to be still.  To be patient.  Thankfully, we know that the Lord loves us more than we could ever imagine!  So no matter what comes, we can trust the Lord.  So today we wait.  We will be still.  How about you?  Are you ...
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Jungle to Jungle

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Rochelle on the phone in the only place we get reception

Modernity is mind-boggling at times. At least, for me it is. Part of the issue is undoubtedly the fact that I’m a casual Luddite, who doesn’t put in the effort to stay up-to-date with the various technological breakthroughs going on around the world. Innovations, such as “the cloud,” “air-dropping,” and “4G,” are all shrouded in mystery for me in my ignorant little corner of the world. This techno-laziness often makes me a fairly easy individual to impress.

Like yesterday, for example. ...

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Real Servants

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Last week, Jared and his team, as well as a few other men from different departments, had the opportunity to serve their fellow co-workers who minister in the kitchen here at NTBI-Waukesha.  Our kitchen crew likes to attend a Food Fair to get new ideas to “change it up a bit” for our students and they needed someone to “fill their shoes” while they did that.

And that is where the Maintenance Team came in.  The kitchen crew lined everything up ...

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God’s Word in Hand

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A few years ago, we introduced solar powered Bible MP3 players and they have been much appreciated. We often hear comments like: “After dinner, I listen to the Bible until I go to bed.” “I take the player with me to the garden and listen while I’m hoeing.” “I like to listen to God’s word because it helps me know the difference between right and wrong.”

The main problem with the Bible players was that we didn’t have enough to meet ...

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The FIrst Tigak Elder

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We are super encouraged that “Bond” is now officially the first elder/pastor of the Tigak church. He has been ready for quite a few years but his wife, “Smarty”, still needed to have some growth in her life to be ready to take on the responsibilities of an elder’s wife. It is exciting to see the growth in “Smarty’s” life as she spends time in the Word and being discipled. It has been something she has not ...

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In the Beginning – OE 2017

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All the students at Taal

This year’s theme for our Outdoor Education week was “In the Beginning.” It was a time to look at the God’s creation and God the Creator.

Monday was spent traveling to the town of Taal, near Volcano Island or Taal Volcano. The students learned some things about Filipino culture and history. After that, they traveled to the camp to settle in, have dinner and listen to the chapel speaker.

Tuesday through Thursday, they split off into three groups ...

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