John 8:36 “So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed”. (NIV) Greetings! Pre-field Orientation (PFO) was held in Florida for the new Ethnos360 Associate Members. It was a rich and meaningful time covering a 10 day period last month. Such a blessing to meet and visit with these individuals who haveContinue reading Summer 2021
Thank You from Dave and Diann Yunker “But blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence. They are like trees planted along a riverbank, with roots that reach deep into the water. Such trees are not bothered by the heat or worried by long months ofContinue reading Spring 2021
Psalm 147:16 NLT “He sends the snow like wool: he scatters frost on the ground like ashes.” Greetings! We trust that you are doing well as we move further into the new year. Such a change this winter from last year when we spent the winter in Florida. We do receive snow here in KennewickContinue reading Winter-Easter 2021
Arrived in Kennewick! The Lord will guide you continually, giving you water when you are dry and restoring your strength. You will be like a well-watered garden, like an ever-flowing spring. Isaiah 58:11 NLT
What?! Moving Again?!! Yes, we are! I am still serving with the Ethnos360 Connection Center team but my office, beginning in August, will be in Washington State. A house has been provided for us in Kennewick. We are so very grateful and praise the Lord for this provision! This move will allow us to beContinue reading August 2020
How did PFO go? The 2020 virtual Pre-Field Orientation for the new Ethnos360 Associate Members went well considering it was the first time for being held online. The orientation covered 7 days and the photo here is of the room where many of the presentations were done. A different experience when compared with the orientationsContinue reading July 2020
“Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.” Psalm 105:4 NIV
He changes times and seasons; he deposes kings and raises up others. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning. Daniel 2:21 NIV We are now well into the fall season although it is somewhat of a challenge to think of it as fall since we are now in Sanford, FL. QuiteContinue reading Fall 2019
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
The amount of snow that fell recently in the Tri-Cities had not been seen in a very long time. As a matter of fact, it has been said that a snowstorm like this happens every 100 years. Therefore, it goes without saying that the winter weather of 2019 has been a dramatic departure from theContinue reading Winter update 2019
“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven–” Eccl. 3:1 ESV We are welcoming the arrival of the fall season here in Kennewick. Cool nights, crisp days with the autumn leaves presenting a kaleidoscope of color. Quite a contrast to the hot, smoky days of summer. During those recentContinue reading Fall 2018
From Ethnos360 Aviation
The Ethnos360 Connection Center Pre-field Orientation (PFO) was held over 10 days and went very well. It was a blessing to meet face to face with these new associate members who I had worked with in the application process over the last year. Also, it was great to connect with friends who serve onContinue reading Summer 2018 Update
Luke 2:20 NLT– The shepherds went back to their flocks, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen. It was just as the angel had told them.
Just a little over two millennia ago an angel appeared to certain shepherds in Palestine and announced to them the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ plus the angel described the environment in which the newborn babe would be found. The shepherds went and found all was exactly as the angel had told them. They went back to their flocks glorifying and praising God. It happened exactly as the angel had described. A sure thing! Praise the Lord that as we enter into this Christmas season we can rejoice in His birth, rejoice in the wonderful salvation that He has provided, and rejoice in the fact that He is coming again! It will be exactly as described in the Word of God. It’s a sure thing!
All things were made by him; and without him nothing was made that has been made. John 1:3 KJV
Warm fall days are being experienced on the Long Beach, WA peninsula and these days are beautiful. Thank you Lord! In the photo Diann is enjoying some beach time!
Diann and I arrived in Sanford Florida on June 15th looking forward to the 2017 Pre-field Orientation (PFO) . It was a blessing to meet and interact with the many new Ethnos360 Associate Members, who I had coached through the application process over the past year. God is good!
When Diann and I entered into training with New Tribes Mission in 1981, the mission had been in existence for 39 years and NTM missionaries were carrying the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ to the very remote regions of the world. This year on the 75th anniversary of the founding of NTM, our organization has a different name. Today Ethnos360 missionaries are still taking the gospel to regions around the world. Ethnos means the “nations” that Christ referred to in Matthew 28:19 and in Luke 24:47. 360 represents a full circle—-the entirety of the globe. Ethnos360 eadership has stated that, “Our vision is the same today as it was 75 years ago: A thriving church for every people”. It takes awhile to become comfortable with a new name but we are getting there!
In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly. Psalm 5:3
The big move for the home office in Sanford, Florida has finally taken place. It had been anticipated for several years with much prayer to the Lord as extensive renovations on the future office building were needing to be accomplished. Last Friday and over the weekend the anticipated move took place and now we are thankful that the work routine at the ConnectionCenter has been fully operational as of Monday. PTL!
He changes times and seasons; he deposes kings and raises up others. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning. Daniel 2 :21 NIV
We are now transitioning from summer into fall. A blessing to enjoy the warmth and colors of summer but now it is nice to see the changes of color in the leaves and feel the cooler temperatures. A good change.
This is what the Lord says: “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls.–” Jeremiah 6:16 NIV
Old highway 99 took us to Rainier, Washington this last weekend. It was an enjoyable drive which brought us through tranquil country scenery.
Pastor Mark and Rainier Chapel, thank you for blessing us with the opportunity to share regarding the NTM Connection Center ministry. What a blessing to fellowship and reconnect with dear brothers and sisters in the Lord!
For from Him and through Him and for Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever. Amen.
Romans 11:36 NASB
There is the saying that “Time and Tide wait for no Man”. The days of winter continue to rush by! It has been a particularly soggy season for the Long Beach peninsula. However, today we are experiencing some sunshine, which is most encouraging! Much has been happening in the last few months in the area of mission ministry with
New Tribes Mission. Currently in my Connection Center ministry I am working with a number of people who have a desire to serve the Lord in missionary work. They
hail from all over the USA with experience in executive positions, information and communication technologies, finance, nursing, and especially education.
We recently toured a historic site in eastern Washington. It is called the B Reactor which is sitting alone n a near desert like region. The building itself is somewhat non-descript from the outside but in the interior one begins to understand what this structure is all about and the monumental work that was accomplished in an incredibly short period of time. The Manhattan Project ushered in the atomic age, for better or for worse.
Pau is a Hawaiian word meaning finished or done. My mother Ellen Yunker was raised in Hawaii on the big island and during those years she learned to speak Hawaiian and Japanese. Last month mom fell suffering a broken shoulder and hip which resulted in her being transported to St. Peter’s hospital in Olympia where she spent the final week of her remarkable life. During her time in the hospital, we would give mom water and when her thirst was satisfied she would say, “Pau”. Her life on this earth is Pau but she has left behind a wonderful legacy. Please click on this link to see a history of her life.
Much of the Northwest have been blessed with an early spring. Daffodils are blooming in profusion and the flowering plum tree situated near the house with the light pink petals has been a feast for one’s eyes. The handiwork of our Creator is on full display!
Last week we were grateful to receive news from the Mouk language group where we ministered in the late 80’s and early 90’s. The Mouk church has been involved in an outreach to another language group. The Mouk missionaries have been teaching the Creation to Christ lessons for several weeks. Lord willing we will soon hear of the birth of a church in another area of New Britain. Additionally, there is ongoing Bible teaching in the various Mouk villages. In one location, a new Creation to Christ series is starting up. In other locations, they are teaching through I Corinthians and Romans.