A Line in the Sand
The Pal church is having its first real test. Since we taught them the message of the Bible in 2014, hundreds of people have professed faith in Jesus and have been baptized. Church attendance has been consistently good, and Bible studies have continued to happen weekly. There hasn’t been any large-scale persecution of believers; in […]
Vacation! And Some Trouble in Paradise
During the kids’ recent spring break we spent a week at our mission’s center on the coast of PNG. The heat and humidity can be a bit much after the temperate climes of the Highlands, but in exchange for living in a sauna you get to go to beaches with warm water, amazing snorkeling, and […]
How to Translate the Bible
Have you ever wondered what it takes to translate the Bible into a previously-unwritten tribal language? No? I’m going to tell you anyway. Step 1: Move into a tribal village, learn their language and culture through lots and lots of conversation, and write an alphabet for their language so that you can write it down. […]
We are Chris and Maggie Hostetter and we are missionaries with New Tribes Mission and our calling is to bring the good news of Jesus Christ to the unreached peoples of Papua New Guinea. We have spent the last four years with the Pal people.