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November 23, 2014

Prayer points for this week

  • Monday: A while back we asked prayer for Ric and Sharon Bruce. They were new to Thailand and in the initial stages of language learning. Well, language learning continues -- and they are thankful for your prayers! They are also thankful for their “little villager,” as they sometimes call their baby boy. They say, “he breaks the ice with people we would never get to know and he opens conversations about topics that we would never cover otherwise.” Thanks for praying for Ric and Sharon. Please keep praying. And while you’re at it, what would you think of jotting them a note at the end of their blog post to encourage them along in their language study?  
  • Tuesday: Thank you for praying for our Wayumi program. “In our four weeks at camp,” wrote missionaries Chris and Denise Darland, “we saw close to 200 campers come through the program, which consists of five days of exposure to both the need for tribal missions and the reality of what tribal missions is like, taught by folks who have been in a tribal work. It is an awesome program that is not only a lot of fun, but life changing!” The Darlands are on staff at New Tribes Bible Institute in Jackson, Michigan. Maybe some of those 200 campers will one day sit under Chris’ teaching -- and head out as missionaries themselves. Read more … Check out Wayumi!
  • Wednesday: Do you remember us asking prayer for Jerry and April Lehman as they downsized and made plans to join NTM Communications here at New Tribes Mission’s home office in Florida? Thanks for praying! They have arrived, settled in, and are being a great blessing and addition to the team. Could you take a moment and write the Lehmans a note of encouragement as they make the many adjustments?
  • Thursday: It wasn’t long ago that we were asking prayer for a fleet of three Kodiak aircraft for Papua New Guinea. You prayed with us. Then you praised God with us at the provision of the first Kodiak. And while we were all praising God, He was moving hearts to provide a second one. Only one more Kodiak to go! Keep praying and praising God with us. Read more …
  • Friday: Thank you for praying for the various Bible translations taking place around the world. In the past months the Bagwido, Siawi, Waxe and Dom New Testaments have come through NTM Communications for final proofing and layout before being sent to the printers. Soon these will be in the hands of tribal people. Can you imagine the joy on their faces as they receive God’s Word in their own language? Thank you for praying -- and keep praying for the translations still in the works. Read more …
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November 16, 2014

Prayer points for this week

  • Monday: “Everybody needs the gospel,” wrote PJ and Jill Sanders, missionaries in Papua New Guinea, “but the truth is that there are only so many people coming [here] and we are only one team that can go to one place! We still feel a strong pull to survey Wantakia.” That was back in September. And now? The Sanders and two other familes are making plans to move into a Wantakia village. Why not write them a note and let them know you prayed for them? Read more about their plans...
  • Tuesday: How you ever thought of the dilemma missionaries face when multiple villages are begging for missionaries to come -- and there aren’t enough to send. What about the tribal people? Read what a tribal man wrote: “Please have pity on our lives. We don’t know what will become of us when death is on us. So am asking with a big strong request that you will come to us and teach us of this talk. … That is why I have sent this letter to you bossmen of NTM. Our language is not hard here in Isahu. Please come.” Read more …
  • Wednesday: Steve Crockett shares that God led him to work among the Moi people in the Asia-Pacific region while on a survey trip to their village. Pray for Steve as he translates Scripture and teaches God’s truth to the Moi people, and for his wife Carolyn as she homeschools and teaches literacy to the Mois. Steve and Carolyn are currently on home assignment, taking time to go around to churches, supporters and friends and updating them on the ministry with the Mois. Watch the video about Steve’s survey ... Read more updates …
  • Thursday: Here’s another excerpt from a letter from a tribal group wanting missionaries to come. “I am writing to the bossmen that are in NTM. … What’s going on with your thinking? I think you are getting tired of the letters we have written. You much be thinking like this, the road to hear the talk of God it is just for you ones. That’s why you haven’t sent anyone to us in Weku.” So many places for people group assessments. Keep praying! Read more …
  • Friday: For almost 70 years, NTM has been conducting people group assessments in some form. NTM looks to answer the following four questions with the assessment: Are the people receptive to a church planting team working among them? Can we create specific goals? Will we have a distinct impact? Will the impact be lasting? If we can answer those questions with a “yes,” then the area may be ready for a church planting team to come and share the Good News. Learn people group assessments … Or invest in a people group assessment ... 
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November 9, 2014

Prayer points for this week

  • Monday: “One of the biggest cultural events that we’ve gotten to dip our toes into so far was a feast that was held to disperse the spirits of the dead from a community near us,” writes Danica Rich, missionary in Brazil. “These are things that we need to observe, ask questions, and find answers about before we can teach, clearly communicate the gospel, or disciple young believers in the faith.” Pray for missionaries as they take the time to understand the why behind cultural events. Read moreor send them a note to say you prayed.
  • Tuesday: Have you wondered what are some of the ways in which cultural taboos affect everyday life? Ric and Sharon Bruce, serving in the Asia-Pacific region, have been figuring that out. “There are many ways in which you can offend someone with your body posture and the way you carry yourself [here],” Ric wrote. People “try to always walk, behave and act in a humble and graceful way.” Pray for missionaries as they adapt to the dos and and don’ts of another culture. Read more …
  • Wednesday: Any activity with the Elseng people of Asia-Pacific can turn into an opportunity to study culture and language. That’s why Scott Flaugher recently went with a couple of Elseng friends to harvest sago, and why his wife Natasha often helps at the team’s medical clinic. Pray for missionaries as they look for opportunities to continue to learn, but also to build relationships. Read more …
  • Thursday: “In a culture where people change their name multiple times throughout their lifetime, it gets a little tricky when it comes to medical records. Not to mention that most national citizens do not know their date of birth,” writes Jessica Heppner, missionary to Papua New Guinea. “Having come from a medical standard that required me to double check the name and [birthday] of every one of my patients, it’s laughable when a wrinkly, gray-haired toothless woman is sitting there telling me that she’s 30.” Pray for missionaries as they learn to work with a different set of standards. Read moreor send Jessica an encouraging note.
  • Friday: “...I was surrounded by hundreds … of people who look different from me, talk different than me, smell very different than me, and in general are about as far away from what I consider “normal” (as in the culture I was raised in) as possible,” writes Erica Haberchak, missionary to Papua New Guinea. “But the sense of joy I felt in the midst of that mass of humanity was as profound as anything I’ve ever known because in that moment, just by smiling and touching and attempting to communicate, I was being who God has asked me to be, who He created me to be -- His ambassador on earth.” Pray for missionaries as they face experiences far removed from their normal way of life, that they’ll remember why they are there and experience joy in knowing they are doing what God would have them to do. Read moreor look around their blog and find other opportunities to connect with them and their work.
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November 2, 2014

Prayer points for this week

  • Monday: ”We have been absolutely thrilled to be part of the first outreach of the … Mwinika church to another people group,” wrote Francois and Nadia Hattingh, missionaries in Mozambique. Tribal missionaries Abar, Liberia and their children moved into a predominantly Marevone village and chronological Bible lessons have begun. “Close to 100 people arrived, eager to hear the first lesson from Genesis 1,” wrote Nadia. “Abar and Liberia are very encouraged by the way they have been received and the continued openness of the community.” Pray that this openness to hearing the teaching will continue. At the Hattinghs’ blog, you can read how it startedand the update ...
  • Tuesday: Missionaries teach with an incredible goal in mind, praying that the spiritual eyes of unreached people will open to the truths of God’s Word. The testimony of Stanley, a Patpatar believer from Papua New Guinea, is an answer to prayers: “Now that I clearly understand, I can no longer believe in fireflies, ginger and rituals [the traditional beliefs]. It is not my works, but only the death of Jesus, the work of His death and resurrection in our place for our sins.” Pray for missionaries as they teach, and for eyes to be opened to God’s saving message.  Read more
  • Wednesday: “I liked the teaching today. I could understand everything! It is in my own language and this is good. I want to come again and hear more.” Francois and Nadia Hattingh, missionaries to the Mwinika people in Mozambique, were thrilled to hear these words from a man who had openly refused to listen to the Bible teaching the previous year. Pray for hearts that are receptive to be taught from God’s Word. You can send Francois and Nadia a note to say you prayed.
  • Thursday: “Our [evening Bible teaching] groups have dwindled and that’s been sad for us to see because we so long for all to hear the truth and respond in faith. … But we rejoice in those that are sticking in there with us, as many have seemed very interested in knowing more and baby sprouts of beginning faith seem to be growing,” wrote Tim and Andrea Ullum, missionaries in the Asia-Pacific region. “Continue to pray with us that each of these dear friends will thrive and grow under the teaching of truth.” Read more, and find out how you can connect with the Ullums at their blog.
  • Friday: A new water tower became an illustration for Stephen and Ginger Jordan, missionaries in the Philippines. “Just like this new cement tower, when we share the gospel among the Agutaynens, we don’t skip the foundation and just build a post. We first need a firm foundation,” they wrote. “At this time, there are six home Bible studies taking place in the village. Please pray with us that these Agutaynens will accept God’s Word and believe in Him alone.” Follow the teaching and more at the Jordans’ blog.
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October 26, 2014

Prayer points for this week

  • Monday: A fleet of three Kodiaks for Papua New Guinea seemed like only a dream last year, but God miraculously provided the first one. “Missionaries can breathe easier knowing that soon the Kodiak will be in Papua New Guinea to sustain them as they bring Jesus to difficult remote settings and provide medevac capabilities for them and their families -- even to Australia,” writes Phil Koop, Executive Director of NTM Aviation.  Pray for the remaining costs and logistics in getting not only this first Kodiak to Papua New Guinea, but the remaining desired planes. Read more …
  • Tuesday: “Kodiak #1 is nearing its final stages of preparation. Kodiak #2 will need all the same outfitting — the HF radio, satellite tracking system, other equipment and tools, ferry flight and paperwork — and finances to cover all those items,” wrote Phil Koop, executive director of NTMA. “Just as God is providing for the final costs of Kodiak #1, we are confident that He will do the same for Kodiak #2. It is clear that He wants isolated people to meet Him, and He is providing the transportation for it to happen!” Keep praying! Read more …
  • Wednesday: For many of our missionaries, the airplane is their lifeline in times of emergency. Danny and Philippa Brooks can testify to that. An emergency flight was prayed into existence to save their daughter’s life. With a typhoon inbound, God opened a corridor through the weather to make the flight possible. Pray for our pilots, for wisdom and for safety in flights. Watch a video of the Brooks’ story ...
  • Thursday: When missionaries Gene and Carol Trudeau in the Philippines heard that NTM Aviation had plans to get a helicopter for their region, they were excited. And with reason! “What a blessing a helicopter would be for us! No more need for our 4x4 off-road truck that needs constant maintenance because of having to cross a river with water up over the engine in order to get to our airstrip five miles away. No more needing to deal with the weeds and grass on that airstrip which is 55 feet wide and about 1000 feet long -- a major continuing maintenance project. A helicopter could land right next to the village.” Read more … Or check out the project ...
  • Friday: Each year the Lightspeed Aviation Foundation selects contenders for a $2,000 to $10,000 grant. New Tribes Mission was selected again this year -- but time is running out! Today (Friday) is the last day to vote to move NTM up in the ranks. NTM Aviation decided that any grant received will be used toward the purchase and equipping of Kodiak aircraft for Papua New Guinea. Please vote and share today!
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October 24, 2014

Jon Leedahl lost his leg but his life was saved after a serious accident in Papua New Guinea on Oct. 15. Please pray:

  • For Jon’s healing, upcoming surgeries on both legs, and the beginning stages of physical therapy.
  • For Jon, Adie, Jaeden, Levi, and Jace and for all the dynamics in working out what family life will look like for now.
  • Praise God for the medical team in the Cairns Hospital and for the friends and family who are helping them with the physical and emotional hurdles they are facing at this time.
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October 19, 2014

Prayer points for this week

  • Monday: A people group assessment is a very extensive project. After Susie Locklin was trained to conduct the work, she wrote, “We learned how to measure the criteria and how to do research. Doing this includes interviewing missionaries and pastors who know that group of people, doing … questionnaires, talking to government officials, and visiting with village chiefs.” It’s a lot of work, and it’s totally worth it. Pray as people group assessments are conducted and the first steps in church planting are taken. Read more...
  • Tuesday: The first step in church planting is figuring out the best location to strategically place teams of missionaries. For this, New Tribes Mission uses people group assessments. An initial survey in Tanzania revealed nine people groups needing further assessment. Pray for the necessary funds in order to travel to the remote villages and gather information from the people where they leave. Read more …
  • Wednesday: In 2,500 of the world’s 6,500 people groups, there is no church, nor is there any work being done to establish a church. These are the people among whom New Tribes Mission works. But what of the remaining 4,000 people groups? Pray for NTM’s people group assessment teams as they seek to determine into which areas to next send missionary teams. Read more …
  • Thursday: “The next step will be prayerfully deciding on a tribe … and start learning the tribal language,” write BJ and Jill Sanders, missionaries in Papua New Guinea, after reaching proficiency in the national language and culture. This is why people group assessments are done. They give direction to missionaries as they look at which tribes have the greatest need. Pray for the Sanders as they seek God’s will as to which tribal group to work among. And please take a moment to visit their blog and let them know you prayed.  
  • Friday: Last year, Josh and Faye Butler, missionaries to PNG, made a second survey trip to a village they were researching as a potential place for their future ministry. They have now completed the research, built a house, and settled into the village. Pray for the Butler family as they adjust to their new life, and reach out with the gospel. Also pray as more research continues around the world. At the Butlers’ blog, you can send them a note of encouragement.
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October 17, 2014

After Jon’s road accident on October 15th, and medical evacuation to Australia, we received word this morning that the surgeons had to remove Jon’s leg. Adie writes, "I've just been into see Jon. He's stable on his own support. He looks good, they are moving him to the surgical ward soon. (His leg is) gone. More surgery (will follow.) God has his leg. God has a purpose. My first thought of “why” was quickly answered with: I have a BIG plan. But for me it is good to be near God; I have made the LORD God my refuge, that I may tell of all YOUR works." Psalm 73:28 “I have given rest to the weary & joy to the sorrowing.” Jeremiah 31:25
 
Thank you for lifting up the Leedahl family in prayer for continued surgeries, for adjustments and decisions. Subscribe to prayer updates for ongoing prayer requests from the Leedahls and other NTM missionaries worldwide here usa.ntm.org/email-update

The Leedahl family is grateful beyond words for your prayers, encouragement, and support and has these specific prayer requests:

  • Pray for a thorough recovery for Jon from the amputation.
  • Pray for Jon’s emotional healing as he processes through the accident and recovery ahead.
  • Pray for rest and comfort for Adie as she continues being strong by Jon’s side.
  • Pray for the doctors to have wisdom and discernment.

For further updates, read the Leedahls' blog HERE.

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October 16, 2014

Jon Leedahl was stabilized through the night of October 15th (local time) in Papua New Guinea and flown to Australia the morning of the 16th. His wife, Adie, reported that he was evaluated by the doctors there and the first concern was Jon’s right leg which is badly broken. After surgery we learned that they have been able to save his leg so far, but are still concerned with ongoing complications for that leg and his other injuries.  Adie expressed appreciation for each person taking the time to pray for them. Thank you for your continued prayers for Jon, the family and for wisdom for the medical team.

For further updates, read the Leedahls' blog HERE.

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October 15, 2014

Wednesday afternoon the 15th of October (local time) in Papua New Guinea, NTM Aviation pilot, Jon Leedahl, was involved in a road accident on his way home from the hangar where he had been working.  He sustained serious injuries to his right leg and is in stable but serious condition at the SIL clinic in PNG.  The plan is to evacuate him in the morning to Australia where he can receive further medical treatment.  His wife Adie will accompany him and their children will stay with close friends.  Please pray for Jon, Adie and their family.

For further updates, read the Leedahls' blog HERE.

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October 12, 2014

Prayer points for this week

  • Monday: “Even though we are not in Brazil, the country and the work of the mission is still very much a part of our lives,” write missionaries Calvin and Gwen Taylor. “The technology of the day permits me to keep in constant communication with my team. The corrections on the translated texts go back and forth between the two countries with a click of a mouse.” Pray for Calvin as he translates from a distance due a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease. Pray that the doctors can find medications that meet his needs without haven’t significant side effects. At the Taylors’ blog, you can drop Calvin a note to tell him to you prayed for him.
  • Tuesday: God is still in the business of miracles. Lance and Laura Ostman are praising the Lord for the provision of round trip tickets to the Philippines at half the usual cost. With tickets in hand, they have plans for a six-month trip in the coming year to continue translation work on the Higaunon Old Testament. Pray for safety on their trip and good progress with the translation. Go to the Ostmans’ blog to follow their progress.
  • Wednesday: We often pray for missionary translators, but do we remember to pray for their tribal co-translators? David and Shirley Diepenbrock, missionaries in Papua New Guinea, understand and appreciate the importance of their Ivanga co-translators. “Their commitment to the translation was a huge encouragement to us,” they wrote after a joint effort was made to complete the final check on Luke 6-16 with experienced translator Ned Beall. Let’s keep the translators, co-translators and the experienced missionaries who help them in our prayers. Would you please take a moment to visit the Diepenbrocks’ blog and send a note of encouragement to the translation team?
  • Thursday: The excitement is building. Jim and Judy Burdett, missionaries to Papua New Guinea, are pleased to say that the translation of the Dom New Testament is complete. This precious New Testament has been sent on to NTM Communications for layout and proofing before being sent to the printer. Pray that all goes smoothly in the proofing, layout and printing process. Follow the progress at the Burdetts’ blog, or the blog of one of the missionaries proofreading.
  • Friday: Growing up as a missionary kid among the Punans, Rachel Searcy had a heart for this people group. She returned as a missionary herself and has spent the past seven years translating God’s Word into their language. The translation team has finished 30 percent of the New Testament and Genesis, as well as the portions needed for the first phase of chronological Bible lessons. Pray for the team as they continue with the translation. Read more …
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October 5, 2014

Prayer points for this week

  • Monday: “Now Diana and I work as Mission Mobilizers,” writes missionary Randy Smyth. “There are unreached people groups; and there are God’s people who are able to reach them with the Good News. … We work to bridge the gap between the two.” Pray for those mission representatives who are letting the needs be known and challenging others to give their lives to missionary service. Visit their blog and let them you know prayed for them.
  • Tuesday: It’s not just the American or European church that is being challenged with missions. At the end of a service on missions in Quillacollo, missionary Jack Nugter had the privilege of praying for four young Bolivians who expressed their desire to become missionaries. Pray for these young people. If you go to Jack’s blog, you can sign up to follow his ministry.
  • Wednesday: Pray that the Interface program will continue to be a tool used by God to challenge people into full-time service. Here’s what missionaries Geoff and Shannon Husa have to say: “God used the experience [of Interface] to whet our appetites and show us, most importantly, that if we step out in faith He will sustain us in all He has for us! Our experience with Interface … was a decisive turning point for us and was a huge part of what led us here to serve in Papua New Guinea.”  Read more …
  • Thursday: “Our focus at the moment is more laborers,” write Randy and Diana Smyth. “Please pray for opportunities to communicate and for hearts prepared to listen as we share about God’s plan for the world. … Since faith comes by hearing the Word of God which is carried by messengers who are sent, we must find people who are willing to be the messengers.” You can write them a note of encouragement with the contact form on their blog.
  • Friday: The Wayumi retreat experience gives a bird’s eye view of the still-unreached people of the world. It opens eyes to what it takes to reach these tribes with the gospel message. Pray that God would continue to challenge people into missions through this venue. Read more …
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September 28, 2014

Prayer points for this week

  • Monday: “Here we are still in tribal language and culture study … wondering when we will get to the point when we’ll be able to share the gospel with our friends, the Ga’dang people,” write Chuck and Shannon Talbot, missionaries in the Philippines. “As we look at the mountain of work ahead of us in learning their language and culture … we feel lost and discouraged many days.” Could you take a moment and pray for encouragement for missionaries like the Talbots? And visit their blog to send them a note to say you prayed.
  • Tuesday: “We just finished our first week of NCLA (national culture and language acquisition) and it was quite a busy one!” write Brent and Erica Haberchak, new missionaries to Papua New Guinea. “A typical week in language study will be Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a few of those mornings spent out in surrounding villages, developing relationships and making fools of ourselves … er, learning language.” Pray for Brent and Erica as they learn the national language. Will you also take a moment to visit their blog and send them a note of encouragement?
  • Wednesday: “Currently we are at 61 percent of our monthly support and we need to be at 75 percent [by the end of June] to leave,” wrote Nathaniel and Danielle Shrift in May. It seemed an impossibility — except for God. By July they were able to write, “We now have 76 percent of our recommended support, enough to get the ‘green light’ from our mission leadership to head out!” Praise God with the Shrifts — and pray for them as they head to Brazil to begin culture and language study. Their journey has just begun. At their blog, you can send them a note to say you prayed or give them a gift.
  • Thursday: Culture and language acquisition isn’t an easy task. That’s why New Tribes Mission prepares missionaries ahead of time at our Missionary Training Center. There, missionary candidates are taught the complex concepts involved in tribal church planting so that they can effectively learn to communicate cross-culturally. Pray for missionary candidates as they absorb many new concepts. Read more …
  • Friday: “I have always heard … that when tribal people hear God’s Word in their heart language it sets their hearts on fire,” wrote BJ Sanders, missionary to Papua New Guinea. “Well, tonight I witnessed that. They were excited to hear me teach Hebrews 8 [in Melanesian Pidgin]. But, when Andrew read ... Hebrews 8 in the tribal language, they were oohing and awing over it. … Wow! This just confirms that while we could ‘get by’ with Pidgin, to effectively reach tribal people ... they must be taught in their heart language.” Pray for missionaries to stay motivated to learn difficult tribal languages. If you go to BJ’s blog, you can send him a message of encouragement too.
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September 21, 2014

Prayer points for this week

  • Monday: “We’ve dealt with a lot of discouragement regarding the slow or no fruit we have seen so far as we’ve been teaching,” write Tim and Andrea Ullum, missionaries in Asia-Pacific. “But then we remember that a farmer who plants his seeds does not see the growth for quite awhile. It’s a lot about perspective.” Pray that missionaries like Tim and Andreal remain encouraged and have patience for the long haul. Read more …
  • Tuesday: For many years missionaries and Bible teachers have used high-quality illustrations that have proven valuable among preliterate or newly literate people groups. However, many of the illustrations need to be changed to better fit the lessons, or in order to be clearly understood by people who are not accustomed to illustrations. We have developed 210 pictures depicting biblical events included in the Firm Foundations curriculum, which will be available in two sizes. With funding, we will move forward with the paper, printing, laminating and packaging. Pray for the necessary funding. Read more …
  • Wednesday: “There was a death in the community just a few days ago,” wrote Chris and Maggie Hostetter, missionaries to the Pal people in Papua New Guinea. “A middle-aged lady got sick and within a few short weeks passed from this world. This is hard for our team to see, especially now as we’re coming close to the day when we’ll begin teaching them God’s Word.” Pray for the missionaries as they soon begin teaching, and that the Pal people will have receptive hearts. Read more …
  • Thursday: The students will now be the teachers! Francois and Nadia Hattingh, missionaries in Mozambique, ask prayer for Abar and Liberty, the first Mwinika missionaries to another village. “As soon as he [Abar] moves his family to Alana’s village, he will start teaching literacy classes. Later he will also teach the first cycle of chronological Bible teaching in this village. Pray for these Mwinika missionaries. Read more …
  • Friday: “Our well is one of the few that still has water. … As long as there is water in our well, we will freely give to our friends and neighbors,” write Stephen and Ginger Jordan, missionaries in the Philippines. “Some of the Agutaynens who come for water are already attending evangelistic Bible studies. However, most of them only want the physical water that we offer. Please pray for open hearts and a thirst for the Living Water.” Read more …
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September 14, 2014

Prayer Points For This Week

  • Monday: At New Tribes Bible Institute, students experience the passion God has for the world. NTBI instructors share this passion as students prepare to be Christ’s ambassadors wherever God takes them. It is a place where Bible education and missions are one. Pray for the instructors as they seek to pass on their knowledge, and for the students as they respond. Read more …
  • Tuesday: If you were dropped off in a remote land today and told to plant a church among an unreached tribe, would you know where to start? Most likely it would be quite a challenge. That’s why the Missionary Training Center takes time to prepare individuals for life as tribal church planters. Sending missionaries off with a full toolbox, including how to begin documenting an unknown culture and language, helps missionaries serve more effectively once they arrive overseas. Pray for those in training to grow in wisdom and understanding so that they can be effective ministers of the gospel. Read more …
  • Wednesday: Training is more than just academics. It is also highly practical. The student is taught about solar power, water purification, basic medical procedures and even plumbing. These skills are a great asset when an individual or family makes the move to a remote village. Pray for the candidates as they absorb their training. For some, adopting the new skills comes naturally; for others, it’s a stretch. Read more … and Tech Training pictures ...
  • Thursday: Missionaries-in-training Ryan and Kirsten Kurvits write of their “jungle camp” experience. “As part of the training … we spent two weeks building ‘homes’ that we would live in for four weeks. We were only allowed to use wood poles, plastic, twine, duct tape, and hand drilling for the construction of our house. This … does not mean that we will be living in plastic houses when we go overseas, but to simulate living in a totally different environment.” Pray for the students openness and flexibility as they face new and challenging situations throughout the training program. Read more …
  • Friday: Growth doesn’t stop just because the missionary graduated. Even after arrival on the field, continued training is necessary, and the NTM missionary receives it. This comes in a variety of ways, from seminars and training sessions to guidance from experienced missionaries and consultant visits. Please pray for missionaries as they continue to be lifelong learners. Read more …
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