As orientation coordinators, our main ministry is to adequately orientate and prepare our new families for future ministry in Asia-Pacific. This begins by contacting them before they even come over to Asia-Pacific. We are involved with finding and preparing housing for them as well as many other “behind the scenes tasks.” We pick them up at the airport and begin the process of helping them get oriented to their new home and surroundings. Part of this whole process is 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.
We also have a ministry with local believers both through the local church and neighborhood Bible studies. John has also been able to make trips to Nias off the north coast of Sumatra where there have been earthquakes and tsunami, as well as to Jogjakarta to bring earthquake relief.
Please pray for us as we build relationships with local believers and help in discipleship. Please pray also for our relationships with our friends and neighbors who don’t yet know Jesus Christ as their personal Savior.