I Am Angry

The Mental Battle I am Angry! “Lord, I am angry. You are asking too much from me! I can’t bear it! Any of these things (hysterectomy, ovarian cancer, broken arm) may have been tolerable by themselves, but all together, they are not! YOU could have kept them from happening at the same time. Why didn’tContinue reading I Am Angry


The Mental Battle Cancer Advice If you are like me, you have probably had a few “advice” givers. Who do you listen to? There were people who approached me with a “cure,” a sure way to feel better, alternative medicine options and what to eat. Many shared their own cancer experiences. All this can beContinue reading Advice


Dealing with the Diagnosis Intro Are you battling cancer? Have you been diagnosed with another life-threatening illness? Let me tell you about my story. In December 2004, I had my ovaries removed. To the surprise of all medical personnel involved, the pathology report showed it to be cancerous. This news was quickly followed with aContinue reading Intro

Literacy school

Interesting Fact Before we came, the literacy rate in our village was very low. The local school for kids is located about 1.5 hours straight up the mountain from us, so many children would not make the hike each day to attend school. Several years ago, we started a literacy program, teaching people to readContinue reading Literacy school

Bible translation

Interesting Fact The book of Jonah We currently have about 50% of the NT translated, as well as major portions of Genesis and Exodus. Lord willing, we’ll be able to have another 7 books completed in 2014 and hope to see the completion of the NT in the next 3 years. My main translation helperContinue reading Bible translation

Mengen Missionaries

Interesting Fact Bible teaching About 6 months ago, we commissioned our first 2 missionary families.  They have moved away from our village, to another Mengen village about 10 hours hike away.  Currently they are teaching the “Creation to Christ” evangelistic Bible lessons, and are about halfway through.  The people in this village and other villagesContinue reading Mengen Missionaries

Traditional beliefs

Interesting Facts The Mengen people have many traditional beliefs. Much of their culture revolves around the fact that when people die, their spirits linger here on the earth. These spirits have the potential to help or harm them, so the Mengen would do all sorts of magic to manipulate the spirits into giving them health,Continue reading Traditional beliefs


Interesting Fact Our “baptism pool” was discovered several years ago in the jungle, not far from our house. It is a natural rock pool with a little waterfall that keeps the water constantly moving. It’s surrounded on 3 sides by clear rock where everyone can stand around and watch a baptism take place. It’s theContinue reading Baptism

Spiritual beliefs

Interesting Fact There are 2 main religions in our area (apart from animism).  The one religious group is called “the Cargo Cult”. People who follow the cargo cult believe that if they follow the 10 Commandments, then God will be happy with them and give them health, wealth and success.  They will chant the 10 Commandments over andContinue reading Spiritual beliefs

General facts

* The Mengen people are subsistence farmers. They live off the food which they grow in their gardens. * To compliment a person in Mengen, you would say, “You are fat!” or “Your skin is big!!” * The Mengen live in houses made of hand-split boards and grass roofs. * Some Mengen believe that theyContinue reading General facts

Home Page – Sharp

Hope Sharp Working with New Tribes Mission to assist other missionaries by providing the printed materials they need as they work to establish local churches in their respective areas.    A favorite verse among many:  Phil 3:12 – “Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect; but I follow after, if thatContinue reading Home Page – Sharp

Home Page – Theis

Caleb and Sandra Theis Serving with Helps International and Hope Covenant Church in St Cloud MN The Theis Family Favorite Verse: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead,  I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:13b-15