July 22, 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

July 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.

May 20, 2018

It has been a while since we’ve sent one of these out. I (Jim) had pneumonia and then we both got a gastric bug, but we are on the mend. As you can see, this is an isolated airstrip in the Pawaia Tribe. We presently have a team of 4 teachers in there teaching CourseContinue reading May 20, 2018

January 13, 2018

One of our joys is to hear how God is using His word. Check it out.

Les Loader (right) sent this message recently from Australia:

While I am in Port Moresby I would like to buy 20 sets of the simple English Course One, Books 1 and 2 plus 5 sets of pictures.

The interest in using your material here with Aboriginal people took a large step forward today. A full-time worker with Aboriginal people here has received a copy of the books from me and has asked for extra books. He is a good man and he wants to use this material at Burketown, Australia.

December 4, 2017

Hi Everyone,

A couple weeks ago, a man named Iteve came to arrange accommodations for 20 men. They wanted to get away for some time in the Word and in preparation for their upcoming baptisms. I had the chance to speak to the group and was in total awe of God’s saving grace. Most of the men had been on drugs and alcohol before they heard the Creation to Christ Bible lessons. They were the kind of people no one expected to get saved. Obviously, God had other expectations. Iteve told the men that I had taught him Bible lessons when he was in 9th Grade and that was the year he was saved. He said “Jim was an example to me, and I’m glad I got involved in a ministry early in life. Now, you should follow my example.” (He’s now a grandfather).

November 2017

The invitation from the Mibu (me-boo) people group was to do a teacher’s training course in the trade language, Melanesian Pidgin English, so they could reach other people groups beyond their language borders. Other people had seen changes in their lives and they wanted to hear the message that changed them. 45 people were expected, but there were over 100 people there to observe what was going on. God used three of His faithful servants to travel 3 days in each direction. When someone mentioned there would be a 2 day hike involved, I opted out.Smile

September 2017

We recently received this comment from a missionary in another country,

“I’ve had many opportunities to speak at different venues. I’ve also given one 3-hour seminar. Materials came from one of our former mentors in Papua New Guinea who had translated materials into simple English. I was able to have my translator read the materials ahead of time to help him with translating it as I spoke. This generated so much enthusiasm, that I was able to begin team teaching right away.”

August 2017

Thanks to all of you who prayed for our trip to the mission conference. All went well and the students at the college were very attentive. We set up a table with our printed book samples and we got a lot of orders from them.

June 2017

About a week ago, an email reached the headquarters office requesting a missionary from New Tribes Mission to come and speak to students at the Christian Leaders Training College about 4 hours’ drive from here. They wanted someone to come and teach the students about our Creation to Christ Bible lesson courses during a mission emphasis week.

Spring 2017

We have another teacher training course coming up the 25th for advanced teachers. I’ve never taught it before, but I’ve been busy working at curriculum development. Pray it will all come together. We are expecting about 25 folks.

We started volume 10 in our English Bible course, but after doing 5 lessons, I had to lay it aside to work on the teachers’ course. 

The last teacher training course we had was very effective. One man wrote, “I personally was helped a great deal by attending the training. I had been taught lessons, but now I know how to teach them others. I thank God for the course.”

I was invited to speak Easter Sunday morni ng in a church in the town of Goroka. I look forward to sharing the Word with them. I just finished the oil painting of this elderly woman today. I love older people as subjects. Thanks for your prayers.

March 2017

Three stories from the mission field in Papua New Guinea

 

It has been a while since we’ve been in touch, but God continues to do great things on this side of the world. This week we started a 4 week discipleship class with these 4 people from Hela Province. After that, they will attend a teachers’ training course so they can go back and reproduce. Pray for their growth.

December 2016

Short stories from the mission field in Papua New Guinea

This is Max. His pastor and missionary wanted him to escort me up to the Christmas youth camp in December, but when they found out we have a teacher training course coming up next week, they asked if he could attend. It was decided that he would come early and allow me to mentor him.

He is a dedicated earnest young man and it has been a joy and privilege to spend time pouring into his life. He has managed to study 17 out of the 68 lessons in just a few days.

Pray God will use this time to encourage him and strengthen his faith. We look forward to see him serving Christ in the years ahead.

 

July 14, 2016

Hello all,

July 4-8, Paul and I attended Connection 2016 at the Christian Leaders Training College. We were asked to attend for two reasons. We are considered a resource group and have materials to enrich the churches and I was asked to speak on how God is using our Bible Lessons around the country.