Mark Zook of 'EE-Taow' dies

Mark Zook, known for his work in the Mouk tribe of Papua New Guinea as portrayed in the video “EE-Taow!,” died Friday.

Mark, 66, of Belleville, Pennsylvania, served among the Mouk people from 1984 to 1998. Since then, he has served in NTM’s missionary training, as well as consulting about church planting with a number of missions organizations. Mark was a founding member of the Worldview Resource Group, served on the board of directors for Keys Ministries.

“EE-Taow: The Mouk Story” and “Ee-Taow: The Next Chapter” tell the story from Mark’s beginnings as a farmer through Mark’s ministry among the Mouk people, to the Mouk church’s maturity and outreach to neighboring villages and people groups.

Mark is survived by his wife, Gloria; his mother, Lomie E. Zook; a son, Rick A. Zook and wife Anji, who serve with NTM among the Lusi people of Papua New Guinea; a daughter, Nichole R. Falb and husband Ryan;, seven grandchildren, Kira Zook, Keane Zook, Lomie Falb, Elias Falb, Caroline Falb, Abigail Falb and Jesse Falb; two brothers, Paul J. Zook and wife Mitz, and Raymond T. Zook and wife Debbie; and a sister, Ruth A. Miller and husband Harold, as well as numerous nieces and nephews and their families.

His memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Locust Grove Mennonite Church.

The family requests that memorial gifts be made to: Mouk Project Fund, c/o New Tribes Mission, 1000 E. First Street, Sanford, FL 32771.