According to Lutheran missionary Anton Lutz, the message from the missionary and government delegation was well received. In the end, the local commander declared all suspects free and banned the sorcery courts.
In response to a measles outbreak in August 2014, Hewa village leaders called for a “court” meeting to decide which women were causing the deaths. As a result, it was decided that four Hewa women were responsible. Now men are planning to kill these four women, their children and their grandchildren.
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.
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
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!
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.