We left the tribe.
It involved a four hour boat trip over rough and stormy waters, a plane trip to the capital city, a visit to the embassy, and a separating of the family to different countries.
We have spent years doing translation, literacy, and Bible teaching. They are the main 3 things we are involved in in order to see the Patpatar church grow in maturity. You can see another new one minute video about that it here: http://youtu.be/4T_1QnhdIro
We are going to go back. We are going to continue our work with the Patpatar, but occasionally we have the privilege to be involved with other aspects of missions in other places too.
Right now I am oversees in South Asia participating and sharing in a forum of international missionaries and pastors on things including strategies for reaching more of the world with a clear Gospel presentation.
My family, meanwhile awaits my return in another part of Papua New Guinea where I will get to help lead a workshop for consultants who are helping missionaries all over the country. Then Lori and I get to be a part of helping with some classes for the new missionary families who have arrived. But that’s not all…
Trips into 3 other tribal locations to assist the missionaries there with their church planting endeavors and our annual conference with fellow missionaries are also on our agenda.
So for the next several weeks, while literacy and bible teaching continue on in Patpatar, our presence and focus will be on other parts of the world.
Thanks for your prayers during these incredible opportunities!
Fact: Despite advancements in technology and more people than ever being involved in mission, the clarity of the Gospel message is continually decreasing globally.