Click on the header photo above to check out a 7-minute video that we’re translating into Spanish.
I find it so moving to hear the personal story of a tribal person who lived for years under the dominion of the spirits of darkness and has had his eyes opened to the liberating light of God’s good news by the simple teaching of His Word.
The fact is that the atmosphere of animistic cultures is infused with fear. If you could come up with an app for navigating around the threatening spiritual forces in their environment, it would sell like hotcakes.
Speaking of apps, check out how Eddy, the young man who narrates “Back from the Dead,” lights the path in the jungle on a dark night.
You’d be amazed to see who all has cell phones now. A missionary friend once told me that the young guys in an Amazonian tribal village he visited were sharing music files with each other by just tapping their smartphones against each other.
Full disclosure — I don’t even know how to do that! (Please don’t post that on social media 🙂
NTM is going through changes to adapt to the challenges of this rapidly transforming world. Next week, I’ll be in Florida for our annual SLR team meetings. The day after we’ve finished, NTM will be announcing an organizational name change.
For some time now, our leadership around the world has become painfully aware that the name “New Tribes Mission” is more of a liability than an asset when it comes to getting in to hard-to-reach areas. After 75 years, it’s time for a new name.
We don’t have a clue what it will be, but after the big reveal, we’ll let you know. Will we like it? Will YOU like it? Who knows? But I’m sure we’ll get used to it, even though we’ve served under the old NTM name for 35 years!