David and Kristia Abbott

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We’re Thankful For You

Posted by David Abbott in David Abbott, Family, Kristia Abbott, Ministry on Nov 27th, 2014 | 1 Comment »
Family "selfie" during a walk and picnic for Katrina's birthday.

Family “selfie” during a walk and picnic for Katrina’s birthday.

We’re so thankful for being co-workers with each one of you who make up our prayer and support team, and together with you, to make disciples of all nations. This last year-and-a-half has been the toughest time of our life and your partnership has been something God has been using to keep us going.

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Where would you begin?

Posted by David Abbott in David Abbott, Ministry on Nov 19th, 2014 | Comments Off

Our team produced this to help the church identify with the size of the task ahead and the approach New Tribes Mission takes in allocating teams. How did we do?

Imagine no one in the USA knew Christ and every state contained 60 unique people groups. Where would you begin? This is the scenario we face around the world. http://go.ntm.org/projects-step1

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Teaching Prefield Orientation This Morning

Posted by David Abbott in Ministry on Nov 15th, 2014 | Comments Off

That’s right — Saturday! Not out in the woods. Not out in my kayak.

Not working on my truck — troubleshooting the ever-elusive starting problem.

Not getting ready for Katrina’s birthday party tonight.

Preparing missionaries to be able to communicate effectively is worth it because it has eternal consequences — worth everything!

Happy Birthday to Kristia

Posted by David Abbott in Ministry on Sep 17th, 2014 | Comments Off

Birthdays are a great occasion to celebrate around our house. This year is especially important because we have been through so much together.

Although gifts are special, the thing that is really important is spending time together. This morning several of us took a walk together. Kristia and Katrina went out for coffee after lunch.

Every family birthday includes a family dinner in the evening. Most of the time that includes something cooked on the grill, a homemade cake and a movie in the living room.

(Posted by email from my mobile phone.)

Video Highlighting Jobs in Missions

Posted by David Abbott in David Abbott, Ministry on Aug 26th, 2014 | Comments Off

This is a video our team worked on recently, highlighting the importance of each member of the church planting team from maintenance personnel to the Bible teacher.

Not What I Imagined

Posted by David Abbott in Family, Katrina Abbott on May 15th, 2014 | Comments Off

Helping the younger children with a craft.

A week ago I was taking a two and a half hour flight to Costa Rica. I was excited and completely ready for whatever was coming. I was excited to meet my nine little children I would be working with, meet and serve the missionaries and learn about the Costa Rican culture.

I wasn’t expecting to have difficulty with the children or to get the flu. It’s easy to compare an unknown situation with something you have experienced before.

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Moving Forward

Posted by David Abbott in Family, Katrina Abbott on May 5th, 2014 | Comments Off

Pastor Clint praying for Katrina before her Costa Rica trip.

I had my first meeting with my pastors this afternoon to discuss why I felt God was calling me into full time overseas missions, the support I need from the church body, steps to take and ministries they would like me to be involved in.

I believe only God could have prepared me for our discussion. The questions they asked I have been thinking about for years because of different situations and trials God has allowed me to go through.

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Heading to Costa Rica

Posted by David Abbott in Family, Katrina Abbott on May 3rd, 2014 | Comments Off

Katrina with Kaitlin (left) who will also be going to care for another age group.

In a few days I will be heading out to Costa Rica for another missions trip. My role will be very similar to my role in Thailand. I will be working with a group of nine children with ages ranging from 0-5. We will be doing Bible stories, crafts and games with them in the mornings and afternoons.

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Caleb’s Oregon Trip – April 2014

Posted by David Abbott in Caleb Abbott, Family on Apr 17th, 2014 | Comments Off

“Praise God that Caleb was able to make this trip! And thank you Uncle @[100001657377717:2048:Herb Baum] and Aunt @[100001002843357:2048:Gloria Jean Edwards Baum] for inviting him!”

From Caleb’s Oregon Trip – April 2014, posted by David Abbott on 5/02/2014 (15 items)

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Wait God?

Posted by David Abbott in Family, Katrina Abbott on Apr 14th, 2014 | Comments Off

Katrina and Caleb on a recent trip to Disney World.

I came home this year with the intention of saving up for MTC (Mission Training Center), the rest of the New Tribes Mission training. For the last few weeks I have been going through the application process for the training program. I couldn’t imagine any problems happening. I was shocked when I got a call saying that the people in charge of my application talked and prayed about it and thought that I should stay home another year.

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