In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
1 Thessalonians 5:18
Thankful: Here in America it is “that time of year;” our Thanksgiving holiday is only a week away! We are truly THANKFUL for each one of you who are part of our lives and the ministry to the Higaunon people in the Philippines. We cannot do what we do without you; your prayers and financial partnership are vital.
Answered prayer: In our last update ...
Everyone seems to be talking about who they support or who they don’t support. This week I would like to talk about a group of people that are running, but not for an office. They are busy supporting our efforts so that we can keep teaching and translating the Bible. A couple of examples are David Abbott and Stephen Narwold who both work in our Florida office. Posting my weekly updates and prayer ...
MEMORY LANE: Thirty-three years ago this week we moved into the Higaunon village that we’ve called “home” in the Philippines. We joined our coworkers, Ron and Michelle Jennings, in the work where they had been for two years.The gospel had just been presented a few months before we moved there.
We’ve seen God accomplish so much in the years since:
For the last several weeks, one of my daily routines is to go visit Tay Hesus. As you know, he has stage 4 cancer and his body is losing the battle. Over the last few weeks, he has grown weaker and weaker. Because of Ginger’s accident, we were out of the village for over a week. So upon our return to the village, I went down ...
A common occurrence as we walk downtown each day are people we meet begging us for money. Women, children, and handicapped people! Darryl usually fills his pockets with miscellaneous coins each day so he can give to those approaching us. Often they are thankful for just a few pesos. Becky, tends to take the children to the fruit stands and buys them apples or oranges as she fears that they might not be allowed to ...
Yesterday, we traveled three hours back to the village, unpacked, and prepared for another week of school and work. This morning, as Stephen was outside, he noticed that something wasn’t quite right with the outside door. Upon closer examination, he noticed that a board was out of place. Our doors have large spaces at the bottom through which snakes and other unwanted critters could easily enter our house. For this reason, Stephen has blocked this ...
The last few months, everything seemed to be going well, very well. Friend Sunday in May was a success with over 50 visitors to church; Sports Bible Camp reached almost 50 teens; weekly attendance in Youth Group is averaging over 30; the new Kids’ Bible Club started with an attendance of 47 kids; the Luke Bible Study had 16 in attendance last Tuesday. Every week, almost 100 villagers enter our home to study God’s Word. Every week, believers ...
God just gave NTM Aviation an R66 helicopter for the Philippines! You prayed, you gave, and God supplied. On July 7, generous donors provided a highly capable R66 helicopter for the southern islands region of the Philippines. It’s hard to believe it really happened!
Once again, God is showing His relentless pursuit of lost people by supplying a tool to take the Gospel where it has not gone before.
Accessing unreached people deep in mountainous territory of Mindanao or Palawan is tough. ...