Today the Narwolds (minus Asa who’s with Nana and Bucka) are “enjoying” the wet heat of Central Florida at the New Tribes Mission USA Headquarters. The purpose for our trip was to meet with Macon Hare, the director of communications, about the possibility of us serving in that department after we finish our schooling. We flew down on Tuesday, and will head back to Colorado tomorrow.
Our plan has been to serve God with New Tribes Mission by taking the gospel to an unreached people group. This is something we are both passionate about, and we want to be involved in whatever way we can. Earlier this year we were clued in to a need in Florida for a web programmer. It turns out that web programmers can be harder to find than church planters, and the need is great in that area as well.
I am really excited about this position, because I love working on websites and helping people with their web-related problems. This job would include supporting 500ish WordPress blogs and maintaining several websites. The team I would work with is great, and it promises to be an exciting environment in which to work.
I will be writing more about the position and our reasons for choosing it a little later.
We are looking at different options, but right now it looks like it will be about three years before we can get out to Florida to begin working full time with NTM (That’s another year at the Bible Institute, one year at the Missionary Training Center, and a year for raising support full time). However, in the mean time it looks like I will have the opportunity to work part time from school to help with some of the simpler parts of my future job, to lighten the load for those currently doing those things.
The flight out was kinda rough as Naomi’s mood was a little explosive, and she was not easy to soothe. But once we got to the NTM guest house, things settled down and everyone went to sleep and woke up pretty refreshed.
Here are some pictures from the headquarters:
The current building is really cool looking, but unfortunately they are trying to sell it as they move into one that will better accommodate their needs, and save a lot of money.
Across the street is beautiful Lake Monroe.
This is the guest house we stayed in. It’s an old motel that’s been updated a little inside to accommodate visiting missionaries and other guests. Also, that blue fusion is our rental car. I don’t like the Ford Fusion… for many reasons.
Some sort of Gecko outside our room.
A cool old elevator that still works. It isn’t automatic, so you just hold the lever until you get to your floor. Apparently you have to stop it just right (not too high or low) or else the doors won’t open.
They have the same pictures in the lobby here as they do at NTBI. The teacher in this picture is Butch Bennett, who teaches several of our classes.
Goodbye ‘till next time!