Return to Papua New Guinea David has been drafting portions of the Old Testament and is on the last chapter of the book of Genesis. Now we are just a couple weeks away from returning to Papua New Guinea. We are thankful for the time we have had here to be with our family, friends […]nothing?
As we celebrate 75 years since NTM was founded, we’re excited at what God has done and continues to do in missions around the world. We’re also excited to share that our mission has a new name. We are now Ethnos360. Below is an explanation from our leadership concerning the vision behind our new name. […]nothing?
John Ogg’s injury and recovery As most of you know we arrived in the USA for home assignment in July and right after landing we received the news that David’s father had fallen and broken his neck at the C-2 vertebrae. Much of our time during the first few months home was spent in and […]nothing?
Warm Greetings this Christmas from the Ogg Family to your family. Click this link (http://vimeo.com/196801543) or the image below to view a short video. Please pray for the Simbari church to continue to shine the Light of Jesus to those around them. Love, David and Shari Ogg and familynothing?
We recently received an audio recording from a Simbari believer named Ellen. She was full of emotion as she shared these words which we just finished translating from Simbari into English. My name is Ellen and I’m going to share my testimony with you. Very good. When I was young and my mother and father […]nothing?
Preliminary Simbari Translation draft complete! We are excited to report that David just completed the preliminary draft of the Simbari New Testament! (We started this translation draft about 13 years ago) Note the word, “Preliminary” which means the most difficult step of the process is complete but there are still many rigorous proofing and checking […]nothing?
Back in January a friend’s drone captured some aerial shots of our tribe. In the above photo is our airstrip with the mission plane on the ground in front of our bush house and the tribal church building just across from the plane. (click here to watch the video footage: http://vimeo.com/159312129 ) At this stage, […]nothing?
Gwandambi, the Simbari boy who had a bone infection, has continued to make good progress. His cast has been removed and one of our mission’s physical therapists is helping him to regain motion and build up strength in the leg. He is walking with a cane now instead of crutches. Around Christmas many Simbari […]nothing?
During our recent trip to the village it was great to see the church functioning well on their own. They have elders and deacons functioning and even the kids are participating! They were taking up offerings that included food items like greens, sweet potato and squash as well as some coins so that they can be a blessing […]nothing?
Church mobility In past updates we have shared about how many of the tribal believers are more mobile now coming and going to the cities. This continues to be true, not just in the Simbari tribe but in many other rural areas as well. Last week the Simbari believers living in the capital city of […]nothing?