Jason and Sarah Koppen were both born and raised in Oregon. Jason trusted Christ at five years old and began speaking in worship services for the elderly at age 11 and ministering to teens at age 18. He studied pre-medicine in college, planning to go to South America as a medical missionary. After college, GodContinue reading History

About Indian Bible College

Indian Bible College is a nondenominational, evangelical college with an independent board of directors. It was established in 1958. Since its inception, Southwestern School of Missions/Indian Bible College has sought to train native men and women for ministry as well as to prepare missionaries to native peoples. Our goal is to provide excellence in educationContinue reading About Indian Bible College

Current Ministry

Jason initially came to be Academic Dean, but soon was asked to become the 10th President of the school in 2009 after the former president resigned. Jason completed his Doctor of Ministry in the spring of 2011; his doctoral dissertation developed a spiritual formation strategy and process for IBC students. As President and Acting AcademicContinue reading Current Ministry


Tanya was born in Australia and was raised in a non-Christian home with a younger brother and sister. Tanya’s parents moved their family a lot, to new houses and towns, hoping for a better life. When Tanya was 11, her parents divorced and she lived with her dad. Tanya and her dad moved and startedContinue reading History

Our Time at Interface

Tom’s main ministry at Interface (ITF) was to deal with issues between Interface and the local people. In addition, he was in charge of all the campus maintenance. Tom supervised the employees that worked on the ITF campus who were from the local Bena tribe. Unfortunately, many of the employees were not very dependable andContinue reading Our Time at Interface

Current Ministry

Integration is taking place within New Tribes Mission. This in effect means that we are consolidating the two phases of Missionary Training and Language School into one phase. There are many reasons for doing this. Two of the main reasons is staffing personnel and consolidating the course to make it a little bit shorter andContinue reading Current Ministry


  BETHANY JANEL TIMBLIN   Born: 5-4-1996 Interests: sign language, special needs children Currently attending Liberty University with 3 majors: Elementary Education, Special Education, Autism, and 1 minor: American Sign Language Matthew Paul Timblin   Born: October 27, 1998.  Interests: cycling and anything to do with the US military Currently part of the Praise MediaContinue reading Family

Current Ministry

Paul and Laurel joined UIM International’s Aviation Team in 2004 and moved to Tucson, AZ. UIM Aviation uses airplanes to fly into remote villages in the mountains of Mexico to share the gospel of Christ.   Paul is the Director of Maintenance for UIM Aviation. He uses his mechanical and organizational skills on the 7Continue reading Current Ministry

Praise & Prayer

Praise the Lord for marvelous opportunities to share His message through the Puppet Ministry! Praise the Lord for showing us some fruit of the Puppet Ministry (new people coming to church because of the puppets, believers being encouraged to trust God more). Pray for the Lord to raise up a good team of kids thisContinue reading Praise & Prayer


By God’s grace, I was born in a Christian home and grew up attending a Bible Church. When I was about 4 or 5 years old in Children’s Church, the Lord convicted me of my sin (disobeying my mom and stealing a cookie!) and my need for Christ Jesus’ sacrifice to pay for all myContinue reading Testimony

Current Ministry

Since leaving Caborachi, I have been located in Chihuahua City. My ministry has changed 4 times during the past 6 years. Most recently I have resumed Tarahumara language study, still with hopes of helping with the translation of the Scriptures. Four years ago the Lord opened up two other avenues of service: the Puppet MinistryContinue reading Current Ministry

McLellan’s History

We entered the New Tribes Training in the fall of 1989. We attended New Tribes Bible Institute in Waukesha, Wisconsin, graduating after two years of study. The following year we went on to the next phase of training in Kentucky. There we learned the more practical side of missionary life and work. Camdenton, Missouri isContinue reading McLellan’s History

Current Ministry

Ben and Beth have returned to the mountains of Northern Mexico. They have rejoined the work in Baborigame and are pleased to be back with their team of four other couples. Beth will continue in teaching the children on our team to keep them up-to-speed with their academic needs. Her students are JJ and CalebContinue reading Current Ministry

Home Page – Yunker

The Yunkers NTM USA Connection Center   Favorite verse: “(JESUS) And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name given among men, by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12

Home Page – Van Dam

Howard and Ruth Van Dam We collaborate with Christian organizations and churches to promote and participate in ministries of transformation in Haiti. Top row: Taressa, Ruth, HowardBottom row: Malieke, Natasha, Micah Favorite verse: “But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.Continue reading Home Page – Van Dam

Home Page – Timblin

Paul and Laurel Timblin We are serving with UIM Aviation, a field of UIM International using airplanes to reach the tribes in the mountains of Mexico. Paul and Laurel Timblin and children:  Miriam, Jesse-Ana, Bethany, Matthew and Gabriel Favorite verse: “I can do all things through Christ, who strengtheneth me.” Philippians 4:13

Home Page – Tanner

Jim and Kathy Tanner Serving God with New Tribes Mission in Papua New Guinea  The Tanners Jim’s favorite verse: “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” Hebrews 11:6 Kathy’s favoriteContinue reading Home Page – Tanner