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 […]
April has come and gone… and with it, that nasty flu which started off our time in Spokane! Despite our best efforts, it doggedly trailed us for several days in Western Washington – but the lousy bug finally moved on and left us in peace, for which we are grateful. Despite all that, we greatly […]
We have some pretty exciting news to share! As January gave way to February, it seemed clear I’d taken large strides since my previous language evaluation. Our consultants scheduled an assessment of my Spanish speaking abilities… and I passed! The same day I was evaluated, we learned I had graduated “with flying colors” from our […]
Have you ever been told to “think before you speak?” Just hearing this phrase can easily bring back memories of embarrassing reasons for which we’ve heard it before! This oft-repeated idiom, so foundational that we consider it common sense, echoes recurring themes in Biblical teaching – such as Solomon’s counsel in Ecclesiastes 5:2 (NKJV) “[to] […]
We have been praying for over a year, expecting God would provide the right truck… and now it’s here! After a dealer who had been helping us found the truck, we waited until he said it was ready to be picked up. Jordan got the call while we were in El Paso, ready to return […]
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 […]
Several years ago, I worked for a small company specializing in online event registration. My job was to design and manage websites – ranging from those providing information for single large events, to others serving as permanent homepages for summer camps and sports leagues. As a one-man division I created themes for each event, trained […]
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 […]
By now, I imagine many of you have heard New Tribes Mission has changed names. (If not, it would be understandable if you were confused by the new logo on this blog post!) We now operate as Ethnos360 – the same organization, but with a new label.