The battle continues. As much as we’d love to tell you that things are all better now, that is simply not the case. Jacqueline has been on medication for hypothyroidism (low thyroid) for a couple of years now. Based on current symptoms we have recently discovered that she is experiencing hyperthyroidism (high thyroid), so we are attempting to find just the right balance of medication.
Wow! Where to begin? We are constantly in amazement of the incredible opportunity that we have to be a part of what God is doing here at NTBI (New Tribes Bible Institute). Our students here range from newly saved to those who have worked as a pastor in their home church. No matter how much experience someone has had, there is always so much to learn (ourselves included of course). We recognize that it is a great blessing to help someone along in their understanding of God and who He is as revealed in His word. Thankfully He has us in a position where that is our daily task. What a privilege!
Phil 1:25 “I am convinced that I will remain alive so that I can continue to help all of you grow and experience the joy of your faith.”
We still have the desire to be sharing the truth of Jesus Christ with tribal people who do not have the opportunity to know Him. For now we are fully content and convinced of the value of the role that we are currently playing. We are encouraged by the fact that many of those who we are currently investing in are the ones who will have that opportunity.
Thank you again for your prayers and financial support that enable us to be here!
Phil 4:19 “…and this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches…”
We have 2 new Korean Families that I am working with, the Kims and the Lees. I am teaching them the principles of CLA (Culture and Language Acquisition) and helping them with their pronunciation. We are hoping that they will reach a level of culture and language proficiency to be ready to receive our Bible training within the next couple years. They are currently struggling with culture shock but are really excited to be here. Although both of the men served as pastors in their Churches back in South Korea, they realize that they are ill-equipped for the unique challenges of reaching unreached people. Their goal is to be trained as cross-cultural church-planters and likely return to somewhere in Asia. The Kims have been working towards the opportunity of being here for 14 years! Please keep all of them in your prayers.
Since the year 2000, New Tribes Mission has reached an average of 8 new people groups a year. That’s 72 people groups in 9 years! Every 45 days another people group is being taught the Word of God in their own language for the first time!