Drinking pop, eating ice cream, reading the kindle while the kids play in the pool. . . this is the life. We are on break and enjoying some rest and relaxation. Half our time is getting filled with seeing the dentist, supply buying, and doctor check-ups, but the other half is all r & r. Yesterday we celebrated Bailey’s 4th birthday and invited everyone here on center to come enjoy some cake and ice cream and hear a little about what God has been doing in Pal. Early February we’ll be heading back to Pal and gearing up for teaching the book of Acts starting in late February.
Below is from our field leadership and we wanted to share it with you because there is a real need here. 3 of our kids are in this school right now (just while we are on break). Copy and paste the links into your browser to get those video links to work.
As you all know TEAM work is a crucial thing when it comes to living in remote areas trying to reach the least reached people groups! We cannot do it without a TEAM! The team of church planters, suppliers, accountants, mechanics, builders, IT staff, teachers for missionary kids, aircraft pilots and mechanics, admins, etc. is quite large and dependent on each other, especially here in PNG where infrastructure is still lacking in many areas and most people groups are quite remote! While the doors for church planting and development are still very open and needs are overwhelming, we would like to share a special need we have this year in our school for missionary children, Numonohi Christian Academy (NCA). Since NCA is an integral part of our church development efforts in this country we would like to ask you to PRAY with us for the many staffing needs in the coming school year and beyond! Would you please join us in prayer? Would you maybe consider sharing this information with teachers you know would be qualified and maybe even interested in being a part in missions?
Here are our current staffing needs for 2015-2016 as of today:
o Elementary: Kindergarten, Grade 1, *Grade 4, *Grade 5 (*critical needs) o Secondary: *HS English, *HS Science, HS Math, JH and HS Music, JH and HS Shop, HS Computer Apps, HS Art o Currently there is only one new, prospective teacher considering coming next year for Elementary. Our deadline is the end of March for prospective teachers to submit their application.
We have put together two videos in order to present the big picture of why we need educators and how they fit into our church development team! Here is the link to the first video:
It takes a TEAM! https://vimeo.com/115151866
Well, maybe some of you Educators out there have been seeing and hearing our cry for help to come teach at least one school year here at NCA… BUT moving to Papua New Guinea can sound very scary and overwhelming! WATCH this video and just listen to some of our current teachers and get further insights into the life and work here! This is the follow up on the previous video. https://vimeo.com/116837472
THANK YOU for partnering with us in prayer, we are so thrilled to have you on our team! Your co-labourers in the great commission at NTM PNG!
(And now for my little plug.) The school is in a beautiful location in the highlands of PNG with a perfect climate. You would live in a community of a couple hundred ex-pats from America, Australia, and Europe. If you’re entertaining thoughts of applying but have questions about the place, about PNG, or about whatever, just ask. – Chris