Dear Team Members, We have asked you to pray for our friend Teresa Holmgren in the past. She lost her battle with cancer on August 27th. I really miss her but am thankful she is with her Savior Who she loved and faithfully served. A lovely God honoring Memorial Service was held here in ourContinue reading September 2, 2019
Back in PNG: God is at work! Please continue to pray for the missionary team (Taylor & Abby Goheen, Jon & Jen Myers, and Christopher & Lilli Meyer ) at Kaje as they teach the foundational truths of God’s Word. The missionaries teach 4 days a week, each lesson requiring subsequent one-on-one and / orContinue reading September 2019
BUSY AND HOT! These words would be the apt descriptor for our summer! We were blessed to have Ryan with us twice over the summer months, once in Costa del Sol, Spain and then in Bratislava. We are so grateful for the extra time we’ve had with him since he’s been living in Europe. We’veContinue reading Late Summer 2019
Dear IBC Friends, Happy September! IBC had an eventful summer, with new staff joining the team, seven work teams improving our facilities, a local fire and the possibility of flooding, and much more. My family traveled for the school for the month of July; we are grateful for the connections we were able to make.Continue reading September 2019
It is with great joy that I can tell you that the Mengen New Testament is now completely finished and is on its way to the printers! Our faithful and loving Father has had His hand on the Mengen work from the very beginning and we give Him all glory, honor and praise!!
JESUS WEPT Sneak peak in the Heart of my Father. While I was on a flight from the Dominican Republic, this line came to me: “Jesus Wept.” I was reflecting on this verse when I felt grief. Tears flowed from my eyes; I wiped my eyes wondering what the person sitting beside me was thinking.Continue reading August 27, 2019
Greetings all, It hardly seems possible that in less than three weeks I will be making my way back over to Asia Pacific. We want to thank each of you who have been praying for this trip and the finances that are needed. Praise the Lord the funds we were praying for have come inContinue reading August 27, 2019
Dear family and friends I mentioned a few weeks ago that I was going to have to suspend teaching for a few weeks to catch up on lesson and translation checking. Well, the next week we had a short break and the week after Wendy went up with me. Wendy had a talk with theContinue reading August 23, 2019
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! We are very grateful to the Lord that a translation consultant was recently available to review and approve another set of chapters so they can nowContinue reading August 2019
Dear family and friends, Brad took this photo of Mr. and Mrs. Sandhill Crane (and their colt), on the property of NTM Homes. We often see sandhill cranes walking in the yards or on the soccer field. They roost at night in shallow water. They perform elaborate dancing displays in courtship and mate for life.Continue reading August 2019
Dear friends and family We have come to end of our break but the last few days we have both been ill with some kind of gastric bug ☹. Now Wendy has come down with a virus. Anyway, we are glad it happened on our break 😐.
Back in New Guinea: Kaje tribe: initial bible teaching will begin the 15th of August and continue for the next 4 months. 4 months ??? Yes, it takes that long to thoroughly explain in the local language the foundational truths of God’s Word, starting with an overview thru the Old Testament and the Gospels, buildingContinue reading August 2019
Paul & Laurel Timblin Using the airplane to reach tribal groups in Mexico Matthew graduated! We had a super trip to CA. to see him finish his course and receive two of the five awards given out! We are so proud of him. We took the week to have some much needed family time andContinue reading August 2019
Summer Greetings from Steve and Sandy Aholt, Thank you for your faithful prayers and financial support. You are a vital part of our ministry. We pray for you daily. We thank the Lord for His provisions that He has given each one of you.
Dear Team Members, G’Day from Sunny Florida! It is HOT but SUNNY!!! LOTS OF HOORAYS!!!! Have you ever FAILED A TEST? I am sure you felt Really Bad about it!!! I FAILED an important test on Tuesday July 23rd! I was at the Orlando Regional Medical Center where they were working on issues with AFIBContinue reading August 1, 2019
At first I thought I wasn’t in the danger zone but before long, I started getting alerts on my phone. My stress mounted as the pillar of smoke thickened and rose higher. With dry conditions and hot temperatures, it didn’t take a whole lot to get it started. Thank God there was almost noContinue reading August 2019
Dear friends and family We enjoyed a visit from Travis who is a professional photographer from the US. On the 16th he took photos of us and did an interview with Wendy. Then on the 17th I took him up to Koropa in the morning and the people just happened to be cooking a mumu.Continue reading July 29, 2019
Greetings all! We trust you all have been enjoying this nice summer! We wanted to send you out another update on some of the recent “goings on” in the region of Asia Pacific where we minister.
Proverbs 3:6 (NKJV) “In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths” Greetings from Kennewick, WA, It has been a month since the completion of the Ethnos360 Prefield Orientation, which was held in Sanford, Florida. It was a very profitable time and we enjoyed getting to personally meet all of the newContinue reading Summer 2019
When doubts filled my mind, your comfort gave me renewed hope and cheer. Psalm 94:19 NLT It is less than a month away from our time of traveling to Florida for the Ethnos360 Connection Center Prefield Orientation (PFO). We are grateful for the prayers over the past months for associate support missionaries. Officially there willContinue reading Spring 2019
Her name is Evelyn and we’ve known her for about 5 years. She is one of the greatest teachers I have ever heard. And she has a mission to spread God’s Word. That combination makes her a tool in God’s hands. She was sent to re-open a small school near a mining town. There wasn’tContinue reading July 22, 2019
I met Iteve when I taught him in 9th Grade at a local High School. Today he is a grandfather, but he is much more than that. He is a servant of God and has touched countless lives around Papua New Guinea.
Dear friends and family Well finally it is signed and sealed. We now have travel/medical evacuation insurance until July 2020. It was a bit of a shock getting the email saying that they couldn’t provide insurance after the 25th of July. Then not being able to find another company that would provide insurance for peopleContinue reading July 13, 2019
Gaining and Losing Katies Dear friends, The theme of this season for the Burleson family has been “Big Life Changes,” and that continues to be the case this summer as well. First, on May 23, Katie graduated from Numonohi Christian Academy in a beautiful, God-honoring ceremony. We are so proud of all that God hasContinue reading Quarterly update – July 2019
What happened to June??? Yet another proof – the days may drag but the weeks, months, years fly by.