We are Chris and Maggie Hostetter and we are missionaries with New Tribes Mission PNG and our calling is to bring the good news of Jesus Christ to the Pal people group. We started working with the Pal people in 2012 have enjoyed many years of watching God transform Pal people’s lives. We have seen hundreds of people hear the message of God’s Word for the first time, hundreds of people proclaim faith in Christ and get baptized, two churches born, and many lives transformed.
Currently, our main work is twofold. First, we are working with a group of men that are leading the two churches among the Pal people. We are continuing to disciple, equip, and train them to shepherd God’s flock among the Pal people. Second, we are continuing to translate the New Testament. Lord willing the NT will be completed and distributed by 2030.
Maggie and I are graduates of Crown College in St. Bonifacius, Minnesota. We met there in 2001 and tied the knot May 2003. We graduated from Crown in 2005 with B.A.s in Intercultural Studies. We lived in the area and worked for the next three years paying off our school debt so we could enter the New Tribes’ Missionary Training Center.
We have four children. Micah Aaron (December 4, 2005), Cole Elias (May 20, 2007), Maisie Grace (July 24, 2009), and Bailey Joy (January 26, 2011).