Vanuit mijn keukenraam…

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Vanuit mijn keukenraam zie ik ’s ochtends vroeg de dolfijnen spelen in het enorme water van de Amazone rivier. Op zo’n 20 meter afstand van mijn aanrecht komen de vinnen met sierlijke bogen even boven het wateroppervlak. De sereniteit van dit spel wordt regelmatig doorbroken door luide kano’s met buitenboordmotor. Dat zo’n eenvoudig bootje zo’n herrie kan maken en zo snel voorbij vliegt, blijft me verbazen. Helemaal feest wordt het wanneer de schipper boven het geluid van zijn motor uit ...
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Back to Work Again

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Each year in March all of the NTM missionaries in our region of Papua New Guinea gather for our annual conference.  It’s always encouraging and fun, but tiring too!  We’re going to need some time to recuperate once we get back to Amdu!!  In addition to our annual conference, our to-do list for town is always long.  Our packing is now finished and, weather permitting, will be returning to our home in the Amdu tribe in the morning.

 

March 2017

We are ...

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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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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.
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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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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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I would give anything…

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“Dear God, thank you for forgiving me and thank you SO much for taking all of our consequences.”

That was Ty’s prayer last night, and I can’t tell you how awesome it was to get to hear his little heart express that to God. I found myself thinking, “If it were possible, I would do anything, give anything if it would help my child to be saved.” And it hit me that God feels the same way- He would give anything, ...

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Snapshots

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Today, as we were riding in a little 3-wheeled “bajaj” taxi toward a local outdoor market, winding our way through the traffic jam, with an overfilled bus on our left and vendors selling anything from cashew nuts to windshield wipers on the right, the thought of how surreal it is that we live in Africa settled in my mind.

2 months here have allowed us to glimpse just the veeeery tip of the iceberg in regards to what it means to ...

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