Greetings again in our great Lord Jesus! We are so thankful to have begun another semester. Todd Gerst, a church planter with NTM kicked off our semester challenging our staff and student body very well from the Word; establishing once again the importance of a foundation and a worldview based on truth…THE ONLY TRUE TRUTH.
Praise the Lord, we have 127 students at NTBI Jackson these days…studying God’s Word each morning for 3 hours, probably 4 hours of homework after that…for 15 weeks. That is a lot of exposure to the Living Word of God! Interacting with Him throughout the whole time and process…they will not be the same in just a few weeks. What an incredible privilege to be part of their discipleship and growth! Thank You Lord!Some of them will end up with New Tribes Mission. In just a few years they will be on the mission field somewhere studying an unknown language and culture, all with the goal of learning both well enough to teach a people group about God and His one and only Son…and to present the Gospel of Grace in Christ Jesus. For a quick look at how it will unfold, check out this brand new video from NTM…Click here to watch “Awakening”. (less than 3 minutes, but so good! PTL the Palawano are hearing!)
Teaching is going well in the Biem people group. This week will be their 5th week of teaching. Brandon reports that between 75-100 are faithful attending, and indications are they are truly believing God’s Talk! They are identifying with the sinfulness of man and realizing the truth that the only way to come to God is God’s way…there is only ONE ROAD…and the “ROAD MAN” (promised in Gen 3.15) will come to tell man THE WAY back to God! As of August 21, they were teaching about Moses. They are making good progress. Let’s continue to pray!!!
Shirley and I have a busy semester in store and would be so thankful for your prayers for us to walk in unity and in the joy of our Lord as we serve together. Thanks for praying!
For those still waiting to hear,
Rex and Shirley
For those who want some family info…
Olivia is 1 now!!
Megan and Aaron find out the gender of a new little one this coming week!
Mike and Rachel now live in Boston where Mike attends M.I.T.!
Thank You Lord!