Men we once taught are now teaching us! Observations So what’s been going on in the tribe these days? We had the wonderful opportunity to go back into the tribe for a short week over the New Year’s holiday. It was a great way to ring in the new year. Some of you have […]
“I stayed up all night reading my new Bible because reading it in my own language was just so sweet I couldn’t stop.” Jaspa (said the day after we handed out portions of completed scriptures) Church Development is incomplete without Scriptures translated into the heart language. Imagine trying to relate with the heavenly Father or […]
Time for a little R&R with the Smith’s We realize that all our updates are read thoroughly by everyone so it goes without saying that you need to read this update, but I’m going to say it anyway. The reason for this is that this update includes an important ministry shift that we want to communicate. […]
Our long term goal is to plant an indigenous, reproducing tribal church. How do we do this? First, we trained with NTM and became coworkers 2 other families. Then we moved to PNG and into the Dinangat Tribe. After years of study we became fluent in the heart language. Then we taught them chronologically through the Scriptures with an evangelistic emphasis on the Promised Redeemer of Gen 3:15. As we taught we also translate the Bible into their language. After ...