When we were getting ready to translate the book of Revelation, we were studying the book and getting very excited about working through it. However, our Lusi mother tongue helpers didn’t have the same reaction. They told us like this. “The religion we used to be in forbade us from reading that book. They said, […]
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Jim & Judy Burdett celebrating the New Testament bible dedication after having spent 30 years with the people of Dom, Papua New Guinea. For more on their story, check out their blog post. Dom New Testament Dedication!
How can it be August already? Howww?? Time is moving way too fast right now. I thought that summer would be slow and boring, but boy, was I wrong. It has been so busy and so full that I’m not sure I can even remember everything we’ve done! I just know that there hasn’t been […]
I’ve been a bit gunshy since my last post. I shared all about my trip into the bush to help put on a little preventative clinic for a village; since most of you who read here regularly know I work in the medical clinic this shouldn’t surprise you. However, the rest of the world is […]
Last week I mentioned that I was heading into a tribal location to help our medical staff run a vaccine clinic, but due to some inclement weather on both ends, it was delayed until the next day. Since we knew that the weather in this location can get real bad real fast, we opted for […]
Three years ago, New Tribes Mission Aviation’s quest for a Kodiak for Papua New Guinea began. It was one based on the need to replace our older, less efficient 206 program with the newer, more efficient (and let’s face it, much cooler) aircraft, the Quest Kodiak. This is an airplane designed by bush pilots with […]
In some parts of the world they are referred to as sorcerers or witch doctors, here they are known as poison men. Men who can, through the use of incantations and potions, cast spells to either help, harm, or even kill other people. Kiung was one of them. He used to be sought out my […]
A few years ago I needed a new Bible. It took me a few weeks to choose one because of the extensive list of options available. Which translation did I want? King James? English Standard? New American Standard? Do I want cross-references in text? Do I want the words of Christ printed in red letters, […]
A crack of thunder punctuated the patter of rain on the roof. I walked from my office to our conference room to look out on the darkened afternoon. I watched the wind whip rain, leaves and small branches through the air. Now and then, lightning blazed and thunder roared. It seemed fitting to observe the […]