TO OUR PRAYING FRIENDS:
Year in Projection
Often, this time of year brings reports and “year in review” updates. Well, this letter is more about the exciting projections for our year ahead. Yes, God has done a lot for and through us this last year. Even WE get tired reading our schedule for this last year. In addition to our “normal” ministry activities from our home, God gave us huge ministry opportunities on our two ministry trips across the United States continent and a trip to Canada. Thanks for praying. These trips and many family events can be seen on our family blog site. http://daviddknapp.blogspot.com/
75th Celebration of NTM
“By unflinching determination we hazard our lives and gamble all for Christ until we have reached the last tribe regardless of where that tribe might be.”
“That was the vision upon which New Tribes Mission was founded in 1942. Those pioneer missionaries’ passion was to reach people groups with no access to the gospel. And today, though we live in a changing world with changing methodology, our vision remains the same.”
Check for more at; https://usa.ntm.org/75
Keep an eye out for special announcements for unique celebrations around the country this fall to commemorate the founding of NTM 75 years ago. Perhaps one of them will be near YOU.
NTM Aviation Expo
One exciting event near us here in Arizona is the NTM Aviation Expo coming up February 4 at the NTM Aviation headquarters and training hanger in McNeal, Az. If your schedule allows, please plan to join us. http://ntm-aviation.org/
Big Trip, Big News
If you were to go back and re-read some of our newsletters from 2011 and 2012 you would learn that we wanted very much to take a long overdue trip to the mission field. It has been one of my (David) dreams to visit the many NTM missionaries who have been in my classes over the years who serve in Papua New Guinea. Well, that dream will come true!
Over the holidays, many members of our family pooled together significant funds to be seed money for us to go to Papua New Guinea. That was a HUGE surprise and treat for us to receive. What a blessing and sign of their love for us.
So, at this point we are still in the planning stages as to timing, route once there and amount of funds needed. We will be informing you as those things are confirmed. HOWEVER, you don’t have to wait for ALL the details to be a part. Please start now praying with us about this trip. Please consider being a part of this special ministry by helping us finish the financial needs. A special fund has been set up for our “Travel Expenses” at the NTM headquarters in our name. You can simply send checks there and designate the funds for that account for us. NTM, 1000 E First St., Sanford, Fla. 32771. Or you can give online; https://blogs.ethnos360.org/david-knapp/give/
NTM Headquarters Moving
This is also the year that the offices for New Tribes Mission will be relocating. Possibly as early as February most of the offices that are the headquarters for NTM will be moving to the remodeled office tower downtown Sanford, Fla. This will be a huge answer to prayer and a long time coming. The address changes required will be announced once things are settled.
Watch for our announcement for the publishing date of the Spanish edition of David’s book I Didn’t Know What To Say: Being A Better Friend To Those Who Experience Loss. If you don’t have your English copy yet or want an audible version you can get it at; www.griefreliefministries.com/book. The Spanish edition is back from the editors and ready for the formatting and publication stage. Also, this is the year that David will be finishing up his second book, Turning Loneliness Into Godliness: A Spiritual Guide For the Bereaved. Thanks to those who have been praying.
Reach Up Magazine Expanding
God has been meeting the financial needs to support the growing requests nationwide for this valuable training and inspiration for at-risk and marginalized women. As the demand grows so does the financial need to make it available. The current demand is for 15,000 physical copies with the possibility for that to double in the next 6 months. Pray with us for God’s provision to pay for the printing and shipping of this important help for needy women. Please contact Crystal for ways you can get involved. www.reachupmag.org
As our ministry support base ages many are being transported to heaven. This last year we experienced a $500 per month drop in our ministry financial support. This drop has taken our finances from “just getting by” to “critical.” God has provided a couple of year end gifts to help make up some, however, this year requires that we do some rebuilding of our monthly support base to press on in our ministry of reaching the tribes with the gospel. Please pray with us. www.ntm.org/david-knapp/give
Pray For the Tribes
Thanks much for your prayers and interest in our ministry of reaching the unreached with the gospel. Pray with us for the 8 new tribal groups that will be hearing the presentation of salvation for the first time this coming year by New Tribes Missionaries.