Mouk Presenting Gospel to Kombe

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This week the Mouk people of Papua New Guinea are presenting the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ to the Kombe people. This follows several weeks of foundational Bible teaching beginning with Creation.

The Mouk church sent six families to learn the language of the Kombe people and they have been teaching Creation to Christ for several weeks. Previously the Mouk have reached out to all 24 of their own villages of their own language and these six families to ...

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Miracle Happened; Four Hewa Women Freed

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Jonathan Kopf with Hewa women and children on a previous occasion.

Jonathan Kopf with Hewa women and children on a previous occasion.

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.

ABC news in Australia is reporting that at the meeting not only were the women released, but a ceremony was held where the “head witch” turned over a stone declaring she would not be involved in this kind of ...

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Hewa Killings Planned; Pray For A Miracle

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Visiting a Hewa village on a previous occasion.

Visiting a Hewa village on a previous occasion.

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.

The Hewa have an ancestral practice of killing women and children who they suspect are possessed with evil spirits. During this recent “court” ...

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We’re Thankful For You

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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.

Each time we report health progress we feel a little like the boy who called “Wolf” too many ...

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Teaching Prefield Orientation This Morning

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I was making this post while teaching a Communications class to demonstrate how NTM Blogs could be updated by sending an email.

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!

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Happy Birthday to Kristia

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Taking a walk in a local park.

Taking a walk in a local park.

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, ...

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Not What I Imagined

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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 ...

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Moving Forward

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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 ...

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