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March 30, 2015

A large earthquake, magnitude 7.5, occurred March 30 at 9:48 AM local time off the coast of East New Britain in Papua New Guinea.

NTM missionaries have reported that they have had no effects at their locations from this earthquake and that the potential tsunamis have not occurred. Thank you for your prayers for the missionaries and the people of this area.

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March 29, 2015

Prayer points for this week

  • Monday: Joel and Angela Ketchum are excited to be serving at the boarding school for missionaries in Brazil. “Our school is fronted by the Amazon river and surrounded on the other three sides by jungle,” they wrote. “What this school is doing matters. Did you know that [this school] has a big return rate of missionary kids who come back into missions when they are adults? There are numerous people groups who are well on their way to having the Word of God in their own languages because missionary kids are now missionary adults.” Pray for second generation missionaries! Read more …
  • Tuesday: “The Mouk church sent six families to learn the language of the Kombe people and they have been teaching Creation to Christ for several weeks,” wrote David Abbott. “Previously the Mouks have reached out to all 24 of their own villages of their own language and these six families to the Kombes are part of 18 missionary families the Mouks have sent to other neighboring people groups.” The reached reaching the unreached. Pray for these Mouk missionaries. Read more …
  • Wednesday: “Rejoice with our team and praise the Lord for building His church among the Guahibo people! In 2013, our Indian Guahibo team, Birgil and Alexander, baptized 17 new believers… Now this morning we got word that through their ministry of evangelization in another village … they baptized 30 new believers. Wow! God is using them for His glory,” wrote Mark and Joyce Cain, who are working on a revision of the Guahibo New Testament. Pray for the Guahibo church as it reaches out to their own people in distant villages. Read the Cains’ updates …
  • Thursday: Watching a functioning tribal church is such a blessing. The Simbari church in Papua New Guinea shared a video drama presentation depicting how Adam brought death, but Christ brought life. What a message to the yet unsaved! Pray for the Simbari believers. Watch the video …
  • Friday: The Konyagi villagers handed Bonere a list of 41 names of people who wanted someone to come and teach them God’s Word. These people wanted to hear the gospel message!  Excitedly, Bonere folded the sheet and biked two hours back to his village. He couldn’t wait to share this with his church. “This is our job,” he told them. Pray for tribal believers like Bonere that see the need to reach out to neighboring villages. Listen to the audio clip …
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March 22, 2015

Prayer points for this week

  • Monday: “An international computer team is collaborating to produce a program that is way better than the one we have been using to analyze the language data and help us write literacy books in the different languages,” write missionaries Jerry and Joyce McDaniels, International Literacy Coordinators for NTM. “Their ministry through computer programing will set every missionary team working on literacy months ahead in the Lord’s work! We appreciate their dedication and partnership on the team.” Pray for Rand Burgett and the team as they work on this program. Read more …
  • Tuesday: “They grip their pencils with calloused, dirty hands, carefully scratching out words in a language that few can understand, and fewer still can read. These toughened men ... are the leading theologians among the Mibu people of Papua New Guinea.” There was a day when these men could neither read nor write in their own language. But now they can. Literacy plays a vital role in the church planting process. Pray for those involved in the work of literacy. Listen to the audio clip …
  • Wednesday: “Most of the Loron people of Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso still follow traditional African religious practices,” wrote Paul and Marina Briggs, who work among the Loron people of West Africa. “However, in recent years, over 500 Loron men, women and children have trusted in the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation. There is a growing thirst among the Loron believers to have more of the Word of God translated into their own language. With that has come an increasing desire for more literacy courses and Bible teaching materials.” Pray for Paul and Marina as they continue to work with the Loron people. Read their recent blog posts …
  • Thursday: “Francois opened the new literacy class by reminding them why we are teaching them to read and write Mwinika -- none of them can understand any of the other languages the Holy Scriptures have been translated in,” wrote Francois’ wife, Nadia Hattingh. Pray for motivation and perseverance for those taking literacy courses among the Mwinika of Mozambique. Read more on their blog …
  • Friday: “There are now trained Tigak literacy teachers to teach the next literacy class which will start in a month or so,” wrote Ned and Linn Beall, missionaries in Papua New Guinea. “We want the Tigak to be excited to learn to read and also motivated to go beyond a beginner reader level so they can study God’s Word on their own.” Pray for the literacy program among the Tigak people. Read their blog post …
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March 15, 2015

Prayer points for this week

  • Monday: “I walk three miles most days back and forth from class. This has been great for strengthening my relationships with people around our neighborhood and building new ones with strangers that I pass everyday along the route,” write new missionaries to Senegal, Ryan and Cathren Hundertmark. “It gives me a chance to speak and also have glimpses into their culture.” Thank you for praying for new missionaries like Ryan and Cathren to overcome their fears and serve God overseas. Read their updates …
  • Tuesday: Missionary Randy Smyth shares a story from his childhood of fishing with the tribal people. When he went fishing, he always went where there were fish. Comparing this to fishing for men, he wrote, “We might go where the fish are, but God alone fills the nets.” In Matthew 4:19, Jesus said, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Randy reminds us that “He has invited us in on the catch. … With 100 people groups asking for missionaries to tell them about God, we need laborers. We need fishers of men.” Pray for Randy and Diana Smyth as they travel around sharing the need of more fishers of men. Read their blog post …
  • Wednesday: “Our journey to Papua New Guinea started when a missionary asked me the question, “What’s your role in global missions?” wrote William and Katherine Streeter. “I didn’t know and I honestly hadn’t thought about it much. I didn’t realize at the time that the Lord had been preparing me for the last 15 years to support the work of Bible teaching and translation with my computer skills.” Pray for William and Katherine as they travel around building their ministry team before heading to Papua New Guinea where William will serve as the server and network administrator. Read their blog post …
  • Thursday: After people are challenged into missions, the preparation begins. NTM’s Missionary Training Center provides thorough, specialized training to equip missionaries to be part of the church planting team. Pray for both the teachers and students. Check out the photo gallery of NTM’s Missionary Training Center …
  • Friday: Since it’s beginnings, NTM has focused on reaching the last unevangelized tribe. Pray for NTM’s mobilization team as they challenge believers with the need of world evangelization through various venues. Pray for them as they spend many hours on the road, often away from their family. Pray that they will impact lives for missions. Watch the “Why Choose NTM?” video …
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March 8, 2015

Prayer points for this week

  • Monday: Typhoons and tsunamis. Earthquakes and eruptions. Floods, fires and famines. For reasons we may not fully comprehend, the remote areas of the world where NTM missionaries serve seem to be hit the hardest. NTM’s presence in these areas puts us in a unique position to bring effective relief -- and quickly. Knowing it’s not a matter of if another disaster takes place, but when, NTM set up a Disaster Relief Emergency Fund. Pray for missionaries living in areas where the disasters will likely happen and for the finances to reach out and meet the needs that arise. See the Disaster Relief Emergency Fund project …
  • Tuesday: “A catastrophe is often God’s opportunity to pour out His grace,” wrote Cathy Drobnick. “The staggering losses sustained by the people of the Philippines during the deadly destruction caused by Typhoon Haiyan are deeply disturbing from a human perspective. But it is encouraging to recognize that there are new doors swinging open for God’s Word as a direct result of this disaster.” Pray for lives changed and impacted, not only physically, but spiritually because of the Typhoon Haiyan relief effort. Read the rest of the story …
  • Wednesday: Missionaries often minister in remote locations that can make it difficult to provide a suitable education for their children. NTM seeks to provide educational options so parents can strike the balance they feel is in their children’s best interests. Teachers make those options possible. Pray for teachers to fill the needed positions for the school year 2015-2016. Do you know a teacher would go could? Send them to this page!
  • Thursday: “In early March, Paul will head back to the USA for a few weeks of maintenance training for our new Kodiak aircraft,” wrote missionary pilot wife Andrea Wilson. “Daddy will be missed by all as this will be the longest he has been away from home. We can rest knowing that this vital training will help Paul prepare to maintain and service our two Kodiak aircraft that will be heading to Papua New Guinea.” Pray for Paul as he completes the needed training, and for the family as they remain in Papua New Guinea. Read the Wilsons' newest blog post …
  • Friday: “It is incredible how God orchestrates even the smallest of details,” wrote Delwyn and Arielle Griffith, new missionaries to West Africa. “We found an apartment, moved in, are still getting settled, and as of today we found a Wolof language helper. Praise God!” Isn’t it great how God meets even what may feel like small needs? pray for Delwyn and Arielle as they settle into culture and language study in West Africa. Read more …
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March 1, 2015

Prayer points for this week

  • Monday: “It has been encouraging to officially finish up language study stuff and get started on Bible translation,” wrote Carolyn Rowan, missionary to the Elseng in the Asia-Pacific region. “We did a translation workshop and I’m getting started with translating the story of Joseph. … If our translation consultant gives the OK, ... then I’ll go ahead and start on Genesis 1. … Pray for the right men and women to be available to help us with the translation process.” Subscribe to  NTM@work magazine for even more updates …
  • Tuesday: As the Mwinika men helped translate the Ten Commandments, they began to realize how desperately short they fell of God’s standards. They began to cry.  The missionaries assured them that they had come with a message of hope. There is now a church among the Mwinika people. Pray for the Mwinika church. Listen to the audio …
  • Wednesday: Lisa Kappeler is a missionary translator to the Uriay people of Papua New Guinea, but due to security issues she cannot live in the tribal village alone. How can she continue translating the Bible into the Uriay language without her translation helpers? She can’t. She needs new co-workers. “Pray for wisdom as I meet with two couples as potential co-workers,” Lisa said. “The tribal people are gun-shy of new people. They wonder if they will stay.” Pray for new co-workers for Lisa -- and for the translation to continue. Read how God gave Lisa temporary co-workers for part of last year …
  • Thursday: People around the world have been praying for the progress of the Waxe New Testament. And now, it is finally printed! A Bible dedication is close to being on the calendar. Missionary translator Greg Melendes wrote that “we will not purchase tickets for the dedication until we are assured [the Bibles] are finished and basically on their way to Papua New Guinea.” These are exciting days for missionaries Greg and Laura Melendes, as well as the Waxe church. Keep them in your prayers. Read the story behind the Waxe work …
  • Friday: Today there is a church among the Siawi people and they are taking the gospel message to surrounding tribes. But that was not always so. Having the New Testament translated into the Siawi language played a vital role -- and it took a team to complete it. Missionary translator Linda Krieg explained that her job was to make sure that it was accurate. The Siawi translation helpers were responsible to make sure it sounded natural, it was said in a way a Siawi would say it, and was understandable. Bible translation is a monumental task. Pray for Bible translation teams. Watch the Siawi Bible Translation video …
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February 22, 2015

Prayer points for this week

  • Monday: Growing up, Brian Pruett always wanted to be a pilot, but he was also passionate about reaching the lost. He shared that “I thought wanting to be a pilot was just a worldly thing and I couldn't serve the Lord and be a pilot. [Then] just before I went off to college, I met a [missionary] pilot who our church supported and I realized that the Lord could use my mechanical and physical abilities and even my passion to fly.” Brian is now a missionary pilot with NTM Aviation. Pray for God to raise up more missionary pilots. Watch the Pruett’s video presentation …
  • Tuesday: “We already have missionaries clamoring for flights,” wrote missionaries in Brazil,  Joel and Janelle Rich, back in January. “With new missionaries arriving, some feeling daunted by the trip of days on the river, others planning for the upcoming birth of their baby — we see daily what a blessing the airplane will be to those working in this region.” Remember the Cessna 206 you prayed about on Sunday? That’s the plane referred to here. Pray for the importation process to be completed, for flights to be available, and for Joel Rich as he’s the man on the ground that will service the Cessna 206. Learn more about Joel and Janelle …
  • Wednesday: Continue to pray for missionary pilot Jon Leedahl and family as they continue to process the life-changing accident that resulted in the loss of Jon’s leg. Pray for wisdom for the doctors through the multiple surgeries and procedures that will bring Jon to the point where he can get a prosthetic. Pray for the adjustments the family faces during these days, as they live close to the hospital in Australia, and far from all they’ve known. And pray for wisdom for future plans. Read more …
  • Thursday: Pray for NTM Aviation as they provide services in five countries with 19 aircraft. Pray for safety as missionary pilots fly passengers and cargo to remote locations. Pray as they fill the role of encouragers to the church-planting teams they serve. See the photo gallery of aircraft used …
  • Friday:  “It has been exciting to see Brian progress in his training and to see things starting to come together for sending a helicopter to the Philippines,” wrote Bailey Pruett of her missionary pilot husband. She wrote of the training still to take place and all that was necessary before a helicopter could be sent to the Philippines. “[There are] so many ways to trust the Lord because none of these things will be possible without His perfect planning and provision.” Pray with Brian and Bailey Pruett for God’s perfect planning and provision. Read their latest update …
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February 15, 2015

Prayer points for this week

  • Monday: Missionaries care for more than just the souls of the people groups they work among. They care for them as people, including their physical ailments. That’s why Sean and Jinny Richards spent 12 days taking an intensive course in medical missions. “It was an intensive class that went from 8-5 everyday and the evenings and weekend were filled with doing case studies and practicing a medical exam on classmates,” Sean and Jinny wrote after taking the course. Pray for missionaries as they prepare to reach lost people groups, not only on a spiritual level, but on a physical level as well.
  • Tuesday: The hospital staff watched in amazement as believers from the Bena Bena church of Papua New Guinea left their work and family to save the life of another believer. Around the clock the believers took turns manually operating the device that gave Heti air. What a testimony! Pray for the Bena Bena church. Listen to the one-minute audio of Heti …
  • Wednesday: Missionaries face medical needs also. Last October, missionary pilot Jon Leedahl, was involved in a road accident on his way home from the hangar. He sustained serious injuries and was evacuated from Papua New Guinea to Australia for further medical treatment.  Though his life was spared, his right leg had to be amputated. Medical intervention continues. Pray for Jon, Adie and family as Jon continues to heal, for the life adjustments they are facing, and for wisdom for future plans. Read their latest update …
  • Thursday: Rison is a Simbari Bible teacher in Papua New Guinea. He shares his family’s struggle as his son, Gwandambi, has suffered for over two years with a bone infection. Pray for a complete healing for Gwandambi. Watch the video testimony …
  • Friday: Biting into a poisonous root sounds suicidal to our way of thinking. But not so for the Uriay people of Papua New Guinea. Awe bit into the poisonous root, ate it and died. And no one even considered that it could be suicide. In their belief system, one cannot take their own life. Death only comes by sorcery. Pray for missionaries as they face situations like this. Listen to the audio account …
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February 8, 2015

Prayer points for this week

  • Monday: God has been doing a work among the Mengen people. Hear the testimony of  Kamalus. Pray for Kamalus to continue to mature spiritually. Listen to Kamalus’ testimony …
  • Tuesday: If tribal people groups are going to be be able to teach their own people, they need God’s Word written in their own language. That’s what makes the Kuna Bible dedication so special. “The Kuna believers realize how blessed they are to have every verse of the Bible in their hands,” wrote missionaries Jerry and Joyce McDaniels. “Repeatedly we heard believers encouraging each other to keep the passion and love of the Word as alive in five and ten years as it is today.” Read where God has the McDaniels serving today ...
  • Wednesday: ”For the past two weeks I have had the privilege of teaching 2 Corinthians in Wisconsin,” wrote Dan Falls, a missionary/teacher at the NTBI campus in Jackson, Michigan. “I have met some incredible students who are trusting God for ... a future in cross-cultural missions. … Our school motto out in Jackson is “Where Bible and Missions Are One” -- and it just so happens that there is another school with the exact same motto. It is our sister school in Waukesha, Wisconsin.” Both schools are the first phase of training with NTM. Those who will teach, must first be taught. Pray for the missionaries teaching God’s Word at both NTBI campuses. Read Dan’s update …
  • Thursday: The missionaries are ready to start teaching foundational Bible lessons to the Tepehuan people group of Mexico -- but the tribal leaders have not yet given permission for the teaching to begin! Pray for God to open the hearts of the Southwestern Tepehuan leaders. Pray that they would extend an invitation to Barry and Candy Wingo to move in and begin teaching God’s Word to them. Read more about this …
  • Friday: “We are so proud of the 17 Moi Bible teachers who had faithfully taught twice a day for over two months,” wrote Rich and Karen Brown, missionaries to the Moi in Papua New Guinea. “Now there are more than 20 more who have expressed clear testimonies of putting their faith and confidence in the finished work of Christ on the cross!” Pray for the Moi church as they continue to mature and reach out to their own people. Read more …
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February 1, 2015

Prayer points for this week

  • Monday: “I had a moment of panic as I saw Tyler’s toothbrush heading toward the faucet water. [One must use filtered water for brushing teeth in West Africa.] Or the moment I am standing in front of the oven with the knob turned and waiting for the oven to light, forgetting that I need ot light it with a match,” wrote missionary mom Andi McMartin. “It is the little changes that sneak up on you.” But with all the changes, she can still say, “God sure is good.” Pray for Joel and Andi McMartin as they adjust to life back in West Africa. Read more …
  • Tuesday: “The smell of rotting garbage in the streets … the sounds of a different language, and the indescribable tastes of new foods. Contrary to popular belief, this is not culture shock,” wrote Nathaniel and Danielle Shrift, new missionaries to Brazil. “Believe it or not, this is actually part of the ‘honeymoon phase.’ … Right now we are living high on the top of the first wave, taking full advantage of ‘the honeymoon phase.’” Pray for the Shrifts as the honeymoon phase comes to an end. Read Nathaniel’s post on culture shock …
  • Wednesday: In the Hewa culture of Papua New Guinea, a “court” determines who is responsible for illness and death, such as the August 2014 outbreak of measles. The “court” decided that four Hewa women were responsible. The men made plans to kill these four women, their children and grandchildren. From a human standpoint, it looked like an impossible situation. And then people prayed. Intervention was made and the women were released. Read about the miracle …
  • Thursday: There is a critical shortage of teachers at the school for missionary children in Papua New Guinea for the school year 2015-2016. “Do you know someone who might be able to go to help meet the needs?” wrote Patrick and Dawn Eggleton in a recent letter. “The deadline for submitting applications is the end of March, 2015.” Please pray for this need to be filled. Read more on their blog …
  • Friday: “I was constantly startled and fearful before I knew the Creator’s talk,” shares Iyodotabo, a tribal woman from the Asia-Pacific region. “I looked over my shoulder a lot. … But now it is not like that.” God’s Word changes people’s cultures. Pray for the Moi church. Watch the video clip …
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January 25, 2015

Prayer points for this week

  • Monday: “We’re doing a lot of language study these days, which can be exhausting for the mind,” wrote Duane and Dawn Bakken, new missionaries in the Asia-Pacific region. “After being in the country for five months ... Dawn and I are both at basic high, which is where we are expected to be. … There is a long way to go, but we just have to take it one day at a time and keep our eyes on the long term goal of bringing a clear understanding of the gospel to tribes without it.” Pray for Duane and Dawn as they keep their eyes on the long term goal! Learn what basic high means …
  • Tuesday: Language learning is more than just an intellectual process. It touches missionaries on an emotional level as well. John and Jessi George, missionaries in Papua New Guinea, understand that. “In order to thoroughly learn the heart language of our people, we must be willing to even learn the things that tear at our hearts and make emotions pour out,” they wrote. Pray for John and Jessi as they learn language and build relationships among the Hewa people. Read their update ...
  • Wednesday: “We are learning more and more language every day and week,” wrote Lincoln and Alisha McIlroy, new missionaries in the Asia-Pacific region. “Hopefully, you’re impressed with my vast vocabulary already. But probably not.  We are still pretty limited in how much we can say and understand, but even a little more ability feels like an accomplishment.” Pray for the McIlroys as they work at expanding their vocabulary in their language-learning process. Sign up to get their updates …
  • Thursday: “Jason had his first evaluation in Swahili and Tanzanian culture,” wrote Jason and Coralee Garro. “On a 10 point scale, Jason got an 8 in speaking, 7 in comprehension and 6 in culture. He needs to get a 9 in all areas to be finished. … Coralee resumed language classes.” Please pray for the Garros as they continue in language and culture study. Read more on their blog …
  • Friday: “As the People Services Coordinator for NTM Philippines, it’s my privilege to have a part in helping our newest missionaries on the field to get started with their time of national culture and language acquisition,” wrote missionary Robert Smith. “It takes a team of people to help encourage and guide new missionaries through this process.” Pray for new missionaries in culture and language acquisition, and for Robert and Cirena Smith as they aid them in their progress. Read their blog post …
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January 18, 2015

Prayer points for this week

  • Monday: “Today David finished the preliminary exegetical draft of Matthew,” wrote missionary Shari Ogg. “That book alone is 13 percent of the New Testament. There is still a lot of proofing and checking before publishing but it is always encouraging to finish the draft of another book of the Bible in the Simbari language!” Shari and her husband, David, work among the Simbari people of Papua New Guinea. Pray for them as they continue the translating process. Read their update …
  • Tuesday:  “For years the missionaries (Woodard and Holmquist families) have toiled, learning the Bagwido language and culture, reducing it to its written form … beginning Bible translation and then teaching God’s wonderful redemption story,” wrote missionary Paul Wilson. And then last October, “they [the Bagwidos] received the first ever New Testament in their own language! Please join us in praising God for preserving His Word and bringing it to the Bagwido people of Papua New Guinea.” Read Paul and Andrea Wilson’s update ...
  • Wednesday: “Counting things with the Nagis means starting with your right pinky finger and counting up, including your neck, ears, eyes, nose and then working your way back down to your other pinky finger,” wrote Joanna Jansma, missionary to the Asia-Pacific region. “The Nagis usually just say ‘lots’ before they even get to their second eye though, which means that most numbers in the Bible are translated using the national numbering system which they are slowly learning.” Pray for missionaries as they translate and determine how best to translate phrases such as ‘like sand on the seashore.’ Read how missionaries to the Nagis handled it!
  • Thursday: “Working among the Da’ans, common jungle illnesses plagued all of the missionaries and their families at one time or another. Malaria, filariasis, dengue fever, scarlet fever and the frequent infections of jungle living were common. … Was it and is it worth it? The answer is yes!” wrote missionary Randy Smyth whose parents were missionaries to the Da’an people. He went on to write that “today there are churches of Bible-believing Christians among the Da’an people. … [But] still the Da’an church does not have a completed New Testament in their language. Will you pray for them?” Read Randy’s memories of moving in among the Da’an headhunters …
  • Friday: “The Bagwidos now have the New Testament in their own language!”  wrote missionaries Dave and Kim Field, who are part of the faculty team at New Tribes Bible Institute in Waukesha, Wisconsin, training the new generation of missionaries. “This video talks about how the Lord led to this day where the Bagwido people got the Word translated and into their hands for the first time in history.”  Watch the Bagwido Bible dedication video …
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January 11, 2015

Prayer Points for This Week

  • Monday: “NTBI is the perfect place to get grounded in the Word, fired up about God's passion for world missions, and [learn] to fellowship in a Christian community before stepping out into the ‘big world,’” wrote Katelyn P. “God has taught me so much over these two years and equipped me for what He has planned for my future.” Pray for the students at NTBI campuses to not simply acquire head-knowledge, but heart-knowledge. Pray that many students would continue on to the next phase of missions training with NTM. Check out the NTBI Facebook page …
  • Tuesday: Right now people groups are asking New Tribes Mission to send people to share the gospel with them. Many have been waiting for years. NTM’s Missionary Training Center prepares missionary candidates to serve. Pray for the students currently in the program -- and for prospective students to register. Check out missionary training …
  • Wednesday: NTM’s Missionary Training Center puts much emphasis on church planting, Christian living, culture and language acquisition, along with complementary courses which include health and wellness, missionary technology, safety, learning styles and communication skills. Pray for the teaching staff, that they will have clarity in all their presentations. Check out the courses students take ...
  • Thursday: NTM is a world-wide mission, not just in serving, but in training as well. This allows believers of various nationalities, language and ethnic groups to prepare to serve in world-wide missions. Today, please pray in particular for our training facility in Mexico which trains Spanish-speaking believers of multiple nationalities. Pray for the staff, the students and for more prospective missionaries. Check out a few of our training centers. Mexican Training Center (Instituto Misionero Transcultural) … Canadian Training Center … European Training Center (North Cotes College) …
  • Friday: What can prepare you for ministering in another country and supporting the work of missionaries in remote tribes? NTM’s Missionary Training Center does just that. “It allowed us to be a little bit prepared for what was going to occur to us once we came to the field,” said Jason Olver, a missionary on the Moi support team. “[To see] a little of what culture was going to be like and how to adjust to the culture and the different language.” Pray for missionaries who have completed the training and are now heading to their field of service. Watch the Moi support team recap the importance of training …
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January 4, 2015

Prayer Points for This Week

  • Monday: "I'm not interested in missions,” Rachel Lynn Harder said upon arriving at the Wayumi campus. "I'm just here to take care of my sister." But what Rachel encountered during her week at Wayumi changed her interests and life forever. Three years later, this not-interested-in-missions girl has graduated from New Tribes Bible Institute in Jackson, Michigan. Pray for Rachel as she seeks God’s will for the next step, and pray for our Wayumi staff as they continue to challenge people with the need of missions. Watch the video … Read what Wayumi is all about!
  • Tuesday: Catch the Vision is a campus preview event that takes place January 22-23, 2015, at our New Tribes Bible Institute campus in Waukesha, Wisconsin. It’s an opportunity to interact with staff and students, and to see how NTBI equips students to fulfill God’s vision of taking the gospel to the ends of the earth. And it’s free! Food and lodging are provided by NTBI. Pray that through this event people’s hearts will be stirred to serve in missions. Find out more about Catch the Vision …
  • Wednesday: “Diana and I are working to bridge the gap between the last reached people and the Christians who are able to send the Good News of our glorious God to them,” writes missionary Randy Smyth. Randy and his wife are Mobilization Representatives with NTM. They routinely speak at churches about God’s plan for reaching the world, and they guide missionary candidates toward the training they need to reach remote people groups with the Good News. They ask that we “please pray for opportunities to communicate what God has put on our hearts.” Check out the Smyth’s blog …
  • Thursday: In August of 2014, more than 130 freshmen joined the 150 students already attending our two NTBI campuses. History tells us that nearly 100 of these students will eventually join NTM and be involved in spreading the gospel to unreached people groups. Pray for the hearts of students at New Tribes Bible Institute campuses, that even more would see and respond to the need of missions.  Check out NTBI …
  • Friday: “This will be our first Christmas celebrated with Pal brothers and sisters in Christ,” wrote Chris and Maggie Hostetter, missionaries to Papua New Guinea. Praise the Lord with the Hostetters that years of training, language study and teaching have culminated with a church being planted this past year among the Pal people. Pray for the work among the Pal people, but also for more missionaries to be raised up to reach the yet unreached tribal people groups with the gospel. Check out the Hostetter’s blog …
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December 28, 2014

Prayer points for this week

  • Monday: Determining where best to send missionaries is a multi-faceted task. You definitely don’t want a team to invest 10 years in a language that will be forgotten in 15. And that’s just one variable. If you’re looking at hundreds of languages, you have thousands of variables. That’s where People Group Assessments come in. Pray for those involved in People Group Assessments to accurately sort through all the variables. Read moreSign up for Partner to Partner ...
  • Tuesday: People Group Assessments are the first step. They give guidance as to where to send missionaries. But the goal is to see people groups reached with the gospel -- like among the Moi tribal people. “We are in awe of what we just heard. How He took away our sins and paid for them,” said one Moi man after the teaching climaxed with the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus. Pray for tribal people groups to be reached with the gospel. Watch a video of testimonies!
  • Wednesday: Trips for People Group Assessments often end up in remote, isolated and hard-to-reach locations. Pray for wisdom and safety for missionaries heading out on People Group Assessments. View photos from an assessment …  
  • Thursday: “Last month a group of former students of ours [at NTM’s Missionary Training Center] had their first contact with the Wantakian people in Papua New Guinea,” wrote missionaries Valdecio and Suzy daSilva. “In eight days they contacted nine villages, gathered language info, talked with village leaders, and told the people why they were there to visit them. … They were very excited to see them and have invited them to come and live there!” Pray for Jack and Lael Crabtree, Jeremy and Mandy Hambrice and BJ and Jill Sanders as they begin a work among the Wantakian people. Read more ... Check out the Crabtree’s blogCheck out the Sanders’ blog ...
  • Friday: “I was working on a huge country-wide assessment for the country of Guinea as part of my People Group Assessment work,” wrote missionary Susie Locklin. “It’s done! … Now it’s in the hands of NTM’s West Africa leadership to seek wisdom on what to do with the information. Between the 22 different documents it was likely well over 150 pages long. I’m glad that it’s done, but now I’m looking forward to doing another one on another country.” Pray for Susie as she heads out on People Group Assessments. Read more
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