Papua New Guinea

Monthly Gleanings from May 2015

Three highlights from missionary updates from Africa, Latin America and the Asia-Pacific region. Read the latest news from the front lines about Gospel outreaches, Bible translation, and the fruit God is producing

Prayer Requests for Week of May 24

“It has not gone unnoticed by Judy and me that our post middle age bodies are beginning to show the wear and tear of life,” wrote Bible translator James Burdett on their blog. Likewise, their equipment on the field is wearing out as well. Some of their equipment is more than 20 years old and limping along, requiring time for maintenance that pulls them away from translating the Bible.

The Power of a Mother's Prayer

Not all missionaries start out wanting to be missionaries. Paul Fleming, the man who founded NTM in 1942, was no exception.

When Things Don't Go As Planned

Things don’t always go according to plan — and that’s usually viewed as a bad thing. So when I tell you that is what happened with the Manjui New Testament, you might be ready to despair.

Monthly Gleanings from April 2015

Highlights from missionary updates from Africa, Latin America and the Asia-Pacific region. Read the latest news from the front lines about Gospel outreaches, Bible translation, and the fruit God is producing.

What would you do in order to hear the gospel?

A Foreign Message

Imagine that you’re visiting another country. You hear the gospel message for the first time -- though in another language. You understand it. You believe it. And now you want your family to know the same redeeming truth. You want to take them there to sit under the same teaching -- but they aren’t bilingual like you are. What do you do?

Moving a Village

An Iski village.

Could you convince your family and friends to move there, learn another language, and listen to that same life-changing message?

That’s exactly what three men from the Iski people group did.

After listening to several months of foundational, chronological Bible teaching under NTM missionaries, these men went home to their village. “[They convinced] their immediate families to leave their homes, gardens and livelihoods, and relocate to a little hamlet two hours from the village doing the teaching,” wrote Seth and Rochelle Callahan.

“Their intent was to learn the other language, so that they could hear and understand ‘God’s talk.’ After relocating though, they came to realize that learning another language isn’t an easy thing. … They weren’t learning the neighbouring language well enough to benefit them.”

So what now?

The Hope to Come

The Callahan family.

They didn’t give up.

“They began sending delegations to the group’s main church, asking them if they could get missionaries of their own,” the Callahans wrote.

And their petitions were answered! The Iski village now have missionaries of their own. “The people … are hungry for the Word of God,” wrote Seth and Rochelle, evidenced by their willingness to help in whatever way to speed up the language-learning process. “Our hope is to be ready to present the story of redemption by the summer of 2016.”

Pray for the Williamson and Tousch families as they are already deep into learning language and culture. Pray for Seth and Rochelle as they are currently in the USA for the birth of their third child, with plans to be in the village by October. And pray for the Iski people as they wait to hear the gospel message.

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Monthly gleanings from March 2015

Highlights from missionary updates from Africa, Latin America and the Asia-Pacific region. Read the latest news from the front lines about Gospel outreaches, Bible translation, and the fruit God is producing.

Monthly Gleanings from February 2015

Pray for Bible teaching efforts. Twelve new believers in Wano tribe. Pray for ongoing Bible translation. Please pray for the Mengen Church.

Ee-Taow: The Mouk Story

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Monthly Gleanings from December 2014

Kendawangan to hear about the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus. Manjui New Testament Complete! 23 Wahgi Believers Baptized. Bible translation moving forward for Nagi people. Mengen Church Reaching Out. Literacy coming to Elseng people.