(NTM missionaries teaching the Dinangat tribe in Papua New Guinea,
you can read more about them here
This morning we woke up, ate breakfast, and then went and learned how to butcher a pig. I have now decided that I can do without eating a pig in the tribe. I’ll still to chicken and fish…maybe a rabbit or something…but I gagged when I watched them butcher the pig.
We then had several sessions on Chronological Teaching and an Intro to the Indigenous Church.
Intro to Chronological Teaching Session
New Tribes Mission teaches the Bible chronologically (from Genesis to Acts). They started this methodology in the early 80s when they realized that their traditionally methodology wasn’t communicating the message clearly to unreached peoples.
Here is an awesome video that we watched in class today that really showed how worldviews are best displaced and replaced through storytelling. It is such an insightful video, so I really recommend watching the entire thing (it’s about 35 minutes long).
Mumu is a special meal prepared by indigenous people in Papua New Guinea. It’s pretty much comprised of steamed vegetables and meat.
First you dig a pit in the ground, put rocks in it then start a fire on top. After the rocks heat up you take the logs off of them.
We used aluminum foil instead of banana leaves since Florida had a banana leaf shortage haha.
Then we pile layers of cabbage and pork on top of each other.
Chrissy found the pig’s heart.
One of the last layers is just cabbage and sweet potatoes.
We then piled on banana leaves from the grocery store, more aluminum foil, cardboard, a tarp and then dirt to keep all the steam inside.
Now we wait for 4 to 5 hours.
I’ll post pictures of the mumu later on.