Nothing but the Dead and the Dying

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Our villagers have told us that they are good people. Yes, they sometimes beat their kids and their spouses, but besides little things like that, they are pretty decent folks. They say they are at least not as bad as other Iski people. In fact, our villagers left their homes among their clansmen and came to live here because they were sick of the flagrant wrongdoing they were seeing back home.

They’ve told us that when they came here, they washed ...

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Check engine light

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This week I’ve been working on replacing the neutral safety switch in my car. The check engine light has been warning about this for months, but it’s only when the car failed to start that it became important enough to replace.

A quick look through Proverbs reveals a host of warnings against foolishness, laziness, strange women, love of money, and many other things. Just like the check engine became part of the forgotten background of my car, sin left alone will ...

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All change – return to PNG and a new Mengen church is born.

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 Hi Friends, thanks for continuing to pray for us!  Family life is going well. The kids are enjoying school and life here in England at NTM Europe’s main bible and missionary training college . Noah continues to thrive in school and very much enjoys his friends and karate. Nya is doing well in school also, she loves sports and mathematics, but we have discovered that Nya has some challenges with dyslexia that we need to help her with. Karis and ...
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Checking out the next step …

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Not long ago, a lot of our students went to our Missionary Training Center in Camdenton, MO to check out the next phase of training within our mission. This was not just a “let’s go and have fun” trip but one in which they sat in on classes and workshops for credit. There was also homework involved before and after the trip. They all enjoyed the classes and the exposure to other cultures.  They came back excited and challenged.
As the eyes and hearts of ...
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Recalde Reflections – March 2017

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Dear Praying Friends,                                            March 2017

First of all we want to thank you very much for being our coworkers. Thank you for your support and prayers which enable us to continue in our ministry serving the Lord here at NTM Homes.

NTM’s 75th Anniversary – New Tribes Mission formally began in the spring of 1942. Paul Fleming said, “We were just a group of fellows who desired honestly to give our ...

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On The Road Again

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Our break from travel was much needed.  We really had a lot that we needed to get caught in on life and ministry in general.  It also gave us a chance to recharge.  Mostly it was also good for the boys have to have us both here for a long stretch of time.  However as of last week our break is over.  Joel as I write is driving on a terrible road in Guinea to meet with some of our ...

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House progress!

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I thought I’d send you a few pictures to show you the progress on our houses in My Village. The house with the walls mainly up is Jen’s house last Wednesday evening, and the one with the foundation in place is mine that same day. But now that it’s been a few days, I imagine that mine also has walls as high as Jen’s does, or at least pretty close. There’s progress!

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30!

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Saturday was my 30th birthday. I’m so old! But I also realized:

– When I was 0, I spoke 0 languages.
– When I was 10, I spoke 1 language pretty well – English.
– When I was 20, I spoke 2 languages pretty well – English and French.
– When I’m 30, I speak 3 languages pretty well – English, French, and Jula.
– Hopefully by the time I’m 40, I’ll speak 4 languages pretty well – English, French, Jula, and Viemo.
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Price of Beans at Manila Market…not by the pound or kilo but by…?

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After pricing oranges ($1 each) and apples ($2 each) at the Manila grocery store, Darryl decided the market was a better place to buy them even if they have worms and other non-descriptive items in them. They are about half the price.

As he was waiting his turn in line, this boy was selling beans. The price was 20 cents per Styrofoam piece.

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All in a Week

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I spent last week getting an additional 18 portions ready for the 2nd stage of the translation process. These portions are needed for lessons our co-worker, David, plans to teach within the next two years. On Sunday, the sermon was from the book of Mark and it was an encouragement to see Isnag Bible portions being used.

The little guy in the picture above was brought to the clinic with pneumonia. Fortunately, we have an oxygen machine and ...

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