Braziliaanse koffie met stroopwafels…

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Welkom op ons blog!

Wat leuk dat u ons online komt bezoeken! Via dit logboek proberen wij iedereen die interesse heeft in ons werk in Brazillië op de hoogte te houden. Dat doen wij graag aan deze virtuele keukentafel met Braziliaanse koffie en een stroopwafel…
Dit is ons eerste berichtje en D.V. komen er nog veel meer bij. Wij doen ons best om u regelmatig te informeren over ons wonen hier en het werken op de zendingschool.

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Shad and Sarah Deal- Equipping the Next Generation of Church Planters

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Welcome to our blog!! We are the Deals- Shad, Sarah, Braden, and Brice. It is our privilege to serve the next generation of missionaries during their time at the NTM Missionary Training Center in Roach, Missouri. We desire to use our nine years of ministry experience in Asia Pacific and the lessons God has taught us (and is currently teaching us!) to help equip and prepare these missionaries in training for their future cross-cultural ministries.

On our blog, you will find ...

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A Multitude of Hands

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We were recently reading a book, which was explaining how to construct a simple plastic auditorium chair.  It takes hundreds of people with combined knowledge and allied skills.  No one person can do it all.

It brought to mind missions – cross cultural discipleship – it requires a team, and the purpose of missions is far grander than that of a chair.  The ultimate purpose of missions is to bring joy to all nations, tongues and tribes so the adoration and ...

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Ministry Update

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Ministry at NTBi is going really well. Thank-you for praying and giving so that we can train the next generation of missionaries to go around the world sharing the gospel. Life at NTBI continues apace with students pouring thousands of hours into the study of God’s word and sharing what they are learning with others. Perhaps one of the most enjoyable aspects to me is my work with the Evangelism program here. We are seeing students begin to share their ...
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God School

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My eight year old niece, whom mchild studyingy family frequently refers to as “Little Lizzie”, is having a difficult time understanding why I have to move so far away from her. Last week I was trying to explain to her the necessity of missions and why I am leaving. Thinking that I am preparing to return to school, she asked, “But when are you going to be done with God school?” As I chuckled the Lord began working in my own ...
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God Provides!

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As I opened the truck of my car thoughts raced through my mind, “where is it? I just had it an hour ago!”. I frantically searched every corner of my car. In the front seat I found the power cord, but no computer. “Why didn’t I save my ministry presentation on another device? Lord, I don’t know how I will be able to re-create it.”   It was a week before I was scheduled to present my ministry with NTM before my church family, ...

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Why a long term strategy for church planting?

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Some reasons that excellence can take a long time.

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When we consider the urgency of the task of world evangelism, some may wonder why we would choose a church planting strategy that takes upwards of 20 years. Can’t we accomplish it faster? Isn’t there a more efficient way? Here are some of the reasons that we think a long term strategy is best.
To Communicate Clearly

Even in our own culture, clear communication is no easy task. When we step out of our world and ...

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Alimpu’s Baptism (From November of 2008)

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Alimpu recovering from sickness 2008

Alimpu recovering from sickness 2008

Sitting in the darkness of the smoke filled tribal hut, I shifted positions, trying to get more comfortable on the woven bamboo floor. The only light in the jungle hut was from the smoldering fire in the center of the floor, but even that was suppressed by a thick blanket of smoke trying to work its way up through the thatched roofing. My eyes were stinging because of the smoke and I was finding the heat ...

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Reaching the Un-reachable in Papua New Guinea

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There are 860 language groups in PNG. Hundreds of these do not have the Bible in their own language. Many of these groups are writing letters and making pleas for missionaries to come. Most of the these people groups live in very isolated, jungle locations making it difficult for missionaries to learn the language and culture of the people and clearly present the gospel in their own unique language.  Because of this, these languages groups in Papua New Guinea have ...

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New Tribes Bible Institute

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This fall I (Ric) will be volunteering my time at NTBI in Jackson, MI to help with the evangelism/outreach program and to mentor, disciple and encourage students there. I hope that my field experience and general life experience can help students hone and refine their own personal philosophy of evangelism and outreach. For example, the Apostle Paul gives us his philosophy of evangelism in 1 Corinthians 9:22: To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all ...
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