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 and we learned their language, started a literacy school where they are learning to read and write their own language, begun Bible translation (finished OT portions, books of Mark, Acts, and half of Romans), and began teaching them the word of God in 2014.
We are currently on our first furlough and we are living in Minnesota until we return to Papua New Guinea in January of 2017. When we return to Papua New Guinea we will continue to translate God’s Word and teach it to the Pal people. Our ultimate goals are to train Pal Bible teachers and disciple the believers until they are carrying on the work themselves and do not need us anymore. We desire to see a mature church standing firmly on its own with its own leadership, see that church rightly dividing the Word of Truth, teaching it and applying it to their lives, and reaching out to others in the immediate vicinity and beyond.
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)
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.