Walking into the Immigration office earlier this month, we were greeted with an unanticipated question. “Are you here to do signatures and fingerprints?” Though unexpected, the question was not a huge shock – we knew some coworkers had just been in to take care of that stage of the residency visa process, and imagined the […]
In our last update, we shared an urgent prayer request: our Mexican residency visas were up for renewal, but a particular high-level official was suddenly rejecting documents which have always previous been accepted. If our applications were denied, it would mean restarting an expensive four-year process before we could receive permanent residency. A last-minute letter […]
This weekend, we need to renew our Mexican residency visas. After living here for four years, we are eligible for permanent residency – which eliminates the need for future renewals, saving us time and money from now on. Unfortunately, we have encountered a big problem. In the United States it is understood that a woman […]
Before my language evaluation in late June, Amy and I prayed together several times regarding the results. We had a lot of questions about the new testing standard I was pioneering for NTM Mexico, and I felt a lot of pressure to test out and be done! With Amy’s formal studies completed, my own goal […]
I (Amy) woke up that morning excited and a little nervous. The day of my Spanish evaluation had finally arrived. Was I sufficiently prepared? Would I test out?
I (Amy) forgot what it was like to feel normal. After the birth of Lily, our fourth precious child, I began a time of postpartum depression that lasted for about five months. This came on the heels of my third trimester of pregnancy, already much harder than with our previous children. Looking back, it’s as […]
When ‘foundations’ come up in conversation with a New Tribes missionary, often the subject is an evangelism tool by Trevor McIlwain called Building on Firm Foundations. One of NTM’s primary church-planting methods is chronological Bible teaching – introducing people to their Creator in the Old Testament, and building a foundation for understanding Jesus’ death and […]
Greetings from Chihuahua, Mexico – where winter can’t decide if it’s coming or going, yet time keeps on rolling along!
In late August, my friend Sergio and I rode 17 hours on an overnight bus trip. After three more hours on a second bus line we spent the night with a UIM pilot, then flew to our destination in a small mission aircraft. Around 42 hours after leaving Chihuahua we finally arrived in Las Moras: […]