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: […]
AMY: Sitting in our first Spanish language classes almost two years ago, I was very pregnant with Joel. It was so exciting to be in Mexico, beginning to catch bits of the language and expecting our third child! Little did I know that less than eighteen months later I would be pregnant once more and […]
Over the past few months, our family has prayerfully considered where God would have us go after Chihuahua. We have examined the options before us, sought counsel from incredible brothers and sisters in Christ, and ultimately waited on God to make this clear in His timing. All this taught us much about trusting our loving […]