That was the big question 20 years ago in January 1993. It is so hard to imagine we have now completed our 17th year serving at New Tribes Bible Institute after 3 years of training with NTM from ’93-’96. Little could we imagine back then the blessings in store as Shirley and I served in different roles that would come our way. We love thinking back and remembering what the Lord has done.
For Shirley, her ministries have included child care, teacher secretary, admissions, dean of married ladies and dean of single ladies (9 years), subjective grader and most recently assistant to the President :>).
For me, cook, food service coordinator, business manager, dean of married men and single men, director of community relations and most recently President.
Our latest roles find us busy in the areas of recruitment and mobilization. We have the privilege of working with Andrew and Sarah, an alumni couple who will be with us until December, when they will head to the NTM Missionary Training Center to be prepared to go to the field. We have so enjoyed working with them in spreading the word about NTBI, NTM and the work God is doing around the world. As sad as it will be to lose them, we are excited about the work they will do reaching a tribe. They will take a big part of us with them, and you too…those who are praying and supporting us. We are so blessed to be able to invest in them (as you invest with us) so they can invest in tribal people and point them to Christ.
We have a busy semester ahead in the fall, meeting with many new Pastors and Youth Pastors and training new interns to work in Andrew and Sarah’s roles.
We appreciate your prayers for us in the following:
Enrollment – we have room for 75 new freshmen
Returning students – that all will be able to return and money will not be a hindrance
Wisdom as we plan our mobilization strategy and meetings the rest of 2013.
Thank you so much for your time, interest and prayers! To God be the glory!