This past week has been the highlight of our ministry with the Associate program thus far. We were able to help to orientate 7 people who will be going to Papua New Guinea as associate missionaries.
Please be praying for Shirley, Murray and Paula, Drew and Bobbi, Stephanie, and Layne. We met with them for 5 days from 7:30 in the morning until 7:30 or later each night. They were given information on topics ranging from the purpose and core values of New Tribes Mission and culture transitions to communicating with your support team. Danielle and I had the opportunity of praying with them each morning. The highlight for me was hearing their testimonies of how God led each of them to the point of serving in missions. I had the opportunity to speak on planting churches in remote areas. These along with many other topics were covered and discussed as they prepare to transition from the US to their field of ministry. As you can imagine they are still probably trying to digest all that information.
Please be praying for them as they now seek to raise support and prepare to go to their field of service.