Aaron, Lori, Avalon, Sierra, and Kylee captured by pixels.
We were aware of cell phones before our arrival in the States before Christmas, but they had changed. I watched in awe as 8 finger typing was replaced by miniature scaled 2 thumbed typing. Telegram length messages in abbreviated codes jumped from screen to screen on mobile phones that were no longer the size of bricks. Then there were those touch screen phones. Simply by tapping or swiping or pinching; calls were being placed, internet sites were being accessed, videos were being watched, and music was playing. Technology had changed.
We have spent the last two months trying to figure out how everything works in the “modern world.” We have finally gotten our website mostly updated. You can see all our latest updates, pictures, contact information and more. You can see it at www.ntm.org/aaron_luse.
During our time here, we have also been able to speak in 5 of our supporting churches. It was great to be able to see many of our friends and supporters and give an update of what God is doing in the Patpatar. Last Sunday the message was recorded and you can either watch it or listen to it at www.sunnybrookchurch.org then click “watch live” to see it or “listen” for the audio only.
We were unable to make any videos this time back, however there is a new video called Awayo made by New Tribes Mission about a tribe even more remote from the Patpatar in Papua. Some missionaries that Lori and I went through the training with have been used by God to do an incredible work there. To see the video go to www.ntm.org/video.
We have less than a week left in our technology driven world. We will send another update soon about some exciting news of the Patpatar and our co-workers.
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Fact – In Papua New Guinea technology is advancing as well, but at a slower pace. Over 80% of the music industry sales in the country is through cassette tapes.
Terry Glidden says
Dear Aaron and Lori,
I have followed your ministry through forwarded messages from Jerry Wessling and have heard of your ministries from Larry Guggisburg over the years. Several years ago we did a camp together at Whispering Winds Bible Camp. It has been a joy to see how God has been using you over the years. I pastor the Grace Bible Church in Stilwell, Kansas which is the south side of Kansas City about 25 minutes northeast of Paola, Kansas. If you are ever in the area, I would enjoy having the opportunity to meet up with you. I would also like to consider having you stop by the church for a service. Our web sight is http://www.gbcstilwell.org but best to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org . I hope we can connect when you are in the USA.
For His glory,
Pastor, Grace Bible Church
Love your new “overhaul!” Good job!