Summer’s Greetings from the Ozarks

Thank you so much to each of you who pray and give towards our ministry of training new missionaries with …

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The Tangguat People’s Response to Recent Teaching by the Inapang People

… it’s good to be reminded of why we do what we do here!

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A Brunch for the Nations

…”are you ready to be a missionary overseas?”

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From 1995-2002 Anna Marie and I served on staff at the New Tribes Language Institute, now called the MTC or Missionary Training Institute. I taught Phonetics and CLA (Culture and Language Acquisition. Then from 2003-2009 we served in Indonesia along with our four children, Kaitlyn, Grace, Paula and Kurt. As orientation coordinators, our main ministry was to adequately orientate and prepare our new families for future ministry in Asia-Pacific. This began by contacting them before they even came over to Asia-Pacific. We were involved with finding and preparing housing for them as well as many other “behind the scenes tasks.” We picked them up at the airport and began the process of helping them get oriented to their new home and surroundings. Part of this whole process was helping them get excited about learning the language and culture and helping to network them into their new community. After about 1 1/2 years these families move on to other regions for future ministry. John was also¬† able to assist with helping new teams in the region of Borneo with an orientation “kick-off” before they allocated to their tribal locations. We also had a ministry with local believers both through the local…

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