Dear Friends, In just a few days I’ll be returning to Papua New Guinea!! The goal of this trip is to finalize 4 books of the New Testament (Matthew, John, Hebrews and Revelation). It will take 4 weeks to work our way through 2657 verses. A mammoth and exhausting task. I will also be workingContinue reading January 2019
That we may publish with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all thy wondrous works (Psalm 26:7). We are thankful unto him, and bless (bow the knee to) his name (Psalm 100:4). We praise Him for the great things that He has done through you – our faithful supporters. Your prayers and giving availsContinue reading End of 2018
Dear Friends and Family, Thank you for reading yet another Collins family newsletter. This season, the refrain going through our heads is “KEEP GOING.” The longer we stay here in Micronesia, the more we can appreciate the Bible’s exhortation to persevere. As Romans 12:12 says, “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”Continue reading End of 2018
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!! AS WE LOOK TO THIS NEW YEAR MAY OUR FATHER BE YOUR CONSTANT ENCOURAGEMENT!!!!!!!!!!! Dear Team Members, WOW, there is SOOOOOO much to look back on this past year, and SOOOO MUCH to look forward to in 2019!!!
Dear friends, As we pause to look back over 2018, we remember a year of difficult trial and joyful celebration. We see God’s faithfulness in my dad’s illness and passing, and God’s faithfulness in Ben and DakotaKate’s marriage just two days ago. God’s faithfulness yesterday gives us confidence and courage as we step into 2019Continue reading January 2019
I just spent some time reviewing my finances for the year and found that, including what I gave away, I had more income than I had expenses. That’s possible because of all your generous extra gifts! Praise God! Thank you so much for being a part of my life and ministry! Seriously. I must shareContinue reading January 2019
Dear friends and family The week before Christmas was disappointing, they all went off to a church opening. Only Sevis was there. Sevis has been very faithful in coming. It rained all night Thursday night so the road was muddy. There was a truck bogged on the road but I was able to get aroundContinue reading December 28, 2018
Merry Christmas from our village to yours!
Dear Family and Friends, Here we thought that retirement would mean lots and lots of time for visiting family (ours are far away), and time to rap with former fellow workers of Ethnos360. But it is surprising how full our lives can be with just, well, just living. Medical appointments, paper work of all sorts,Continue reading End of the year 2018
Dear friends, The picture above captures one of my favorite moments of the semester: while teaching the Indian Bible College Core Values to the twelve students in my Human Relationships class, our new President’s Cabinet came into the class to help model our fourth Core Value (team leadership).
May your Christmas be blessed In a multitude of ways By Him who is worthy of all our praise! Jesus Christ Son of God. Light of the World Alpha and Omega – The Beginning and The End The Word The Worthy One Prince of Peace Emmanuel – God is with us King of Kings MessiahContinue reading Christmas Blessing 2018
Great news to end the year about the latest course taught at Green River, Papua New Guinea! A missionary retired in Australia wrote this about the course, “AWESOME.”
Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. Luke 2:11 It has certainly been a wonderful year for us. We started teaching at Koropa in February and now we are teaching four or five believers through the book of Acts. We should be finishedContinue reading Christmas 2018
What a year it has been! The Lord has blessed and protected and gone before me every step of the way! I am so thankful that the King of Kings came from heaven as a baby and lived and died to save me from my sins. Hallelujah, what a Savior.
Hanger Info Funding for the Office Manager position is coming in slowly, and has covered Bethany’s hours so far. Thank you so much to those who have chosen to support this need. Bethany is efficient and focused as she flies through the tasks given to her. Wish we could keep her, as she has beenContinue reading December 2018
A few years ago, a Korean woman who manages an auto repair garage heard that one of her mechanics was a believer and teaching God’s word in a chronological order. She wanted to hear the word and invited all of her workers to join in the studies every Saturday. She and many of her workersContinue reading December 2018
Great Expectations! What does that phrase bring to mind? Maybe Charles Dickens unforgettable classic? Hopefully it suggests some happier prospect for you — perhaps some potential you foresee soon coming to fruition? Maybe optimism regarding happy holiday plans? The things we dream of in life may or may not transpire according to our highly wishedContinue reading December 2018
Dear Team Members, This year sure has flown by!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We trust it has been an encouraging one for you. We know, for many it has been a difficult year. We trust this coming year will be an encouraging one! We hear folk complaining about the VA – Veteran’s Administration – BUT we have always beenContinue reading December 4, 2018
Dear family and friends Wow! It’s been three weeks since last update. I am getting a bit slack aren’t I? The first two of these weeks, our numbers were down as Dolis was sick and Ekesue’s younger sister or cousin drowned in the river so Robert and Ekesue have been up at her village. ButContinue reading December 1, 2018
In May of this year, I completed 36 years of ministry among Native Americans, 27 of which have been at Indian Bible College. How grateful I am for the lifelong friends God has blessed me with both in Flagstaff and in New Mexico. Those I left behind when I came to teach at Indian BibleContinue reading December 2018
Dear family and friends, “May our thoughts turn often, in our gratitude, to the Lord of harvest— Giver of all good.” (James H. Fillmore, Sr. 1849–1936) Brad and I are GRATEFUL. We have many reasons for this, and I will share a few of those with you.
Happy Thanksgiving, my friends! This year’s “Thanksgiving edition” of my update is going to start with the prayer requests, then move to ALL the things I am thankful for.
Thank you so much for your love, prayers and gifts! We are deeply grateful for your part in reaching the Hewa people with the love of Jesus. Thank you!
A few years ago, Moses’ elder brother was killed in a tribal fight. Then his younger brother was killed a few years later in a tribal fight. His missionary asked us to protect him until the fighting stopped. He was a joy to have and a good student. He got through some courses and thenContinue reading November 2018
Dear family and friends In the last two weeks we have been going through the story of Cornelius. Last week we looked at how he and all his family were devout and God-fearing; he gave generously to those in need and prayed to God regularly. But Cornelius did not know Jesus. I asked them ifContinue reading November 2018