Leaving Florida Behind We left home this past Thursday (June 22) for an extended trip to visit supporting churches, friends and for a Burns’ family reunion in Montana. Our first stop was in Mississippi to visit some of Jackie’s relatives. It was a great time and great food, though the time was much too short!! Unfortunately, […]
I have recently had my eyes opened to an entirely new, and unpleasant, arena of life. It’s like I’ve been able to glimpse into another dimension, where the only occupant is pain. Pain like I didn’t know existed. Think I’m sounding dramatic? Ha, you have no idea! I’m sugar-coating this for you. I’ve just had […]
We are back in Brazil! It’s strange how familiar everything is, this time. The graceful lines of the açai trees (a tall, slender type of palm), the mysterious majesty of the buritis (a shaggy-headed type of palm), the stars of the southern sky, and even the cement curb of the empty lot across the street […]
Yes, we spent a week at McNeal, AZ our NTM Aviation headquarters. During this week in May we had meetings with our leadership team to debrief about our last term and discuss our future term as we plan to return in Papua New Guinea in January 2018. There was much to discuss as we had […]
It’s Official! NTM’s new name is “Ethnos360!” With 80% of remaining unreached people groups now in countries actively opposed to Christian missionaries, we believe the new name will remove some barriers and stigmas for believers serving in these contexts. “A thriving church for every people” continues to be the core reason for our existence. (Note […]
What did you do for Mother’s Day? Sharon had a great day with the kids and our family. We celebrated her love, dedication, and commitment to our family and to our ministry by spending time with our own mothers and reflecting on their hard work and commitment to to the families they serve. During church, […]
My mom isn’t the first missionary I met.
But she is one of the most tenacious missionaries I know.
Many of you have heard our story of 22Q but many don’t. We want to share with you about our journey with Hala and 22Q and what the future looks like for her and our family. Hala was born January 9, 1999, right on her due date. We were between our Junior and Senior semesters […]
Do you know when I became Theo? When dad and mom Enns first went to Brazil as missionaries with New Tribes Mission in 1958, they called me Teddy. But when I entered 7th grade I thought I had grown up, so I insisted on being called Theodore … all the way through high school. At […]
There is no such thing as “going it alone” in life. Above all else, we need the Lord every day, and every moment of every day. In missions, we cannot “go it alone” either. During the Ministry Partnership Development (MPD) course I facilitated in April at our MO training center, I asked the students to […]