February 2014 Update
Suffering has been on our mind a lot this past month. Though many times it is hard to thank God for what He allows in our lives, we can’t express enough our gratitude to Him for giving us His Word and the Holy Spirit to use it to comfort us and encourage us during difficult circumstances. We think of millions of men, women, and children in unreached people groups who are suffering in fear, without knowledge of Jesus Christ and the hope and joy that is available through Him!
If you haven’t seen the video, Fato’s Story, yet. Click on the link to watch Fato’s testimony of how Jesus freed him of his fear of the spirits.
Praise the Lord with us that 100 Bible translations are currently in process by missionaries serving with New Tribes Mission. NTM estimates that it takes 15 years and $277,000 from the time a work starts until a Bible is printed. If you would like to help with Bible translation, you can give towards the translation works or pray specifically for the Jalunga translation and and Dom New Testament.
Praises this past month:
- Mark went with some NTM reps to speak at Heritage College & Seminary about tribal missions and the training. Many students were interested in training for church planting!
- A student from the training centre was able to go with Mark to the New Tribes Bible Institutes in Wisconsin and Michigan. They spoke in chapels that week and had a great time connecting with students there.
- Lauren received a phone call from the immigration office saying that her application for permanent residency in Canada has been approved! She will be having a landing interview some time in April. Hoping that she and Leo can take a trip to California sometime this spring!
Please pray with us:
- Mark flies to California on March 10th and is staying till April 1st. He’s hoping to visit with some of our partners, attend a wedding, and share about our passion for church planting in unreached people groups with church groups and individuals. If you know anyone in the Bay Area who shares our passion, we’d love to meet with them! Just reply to this e-mail and we’ll get in touch.
- Now that Lauren has (almost) received her “PR” we are asking for wisdom and guidance in our decision making; if we should go ahead and move to Asia-Pacific in April 2015 or pursue Lauren’s Canadian citizenship.
- As we prepare to host five groups of prospective students coming to visit the campus this month.
Thank you for praying with us!