Fall 2021

Diann & I want to wish you a blessed Thanksgiving! Recently on a drive from Kennewick to the coast we had the pleasure of viewing the fall colors along the Columbia River. Breathtakingly beautiful view of God’s creation on a crisp fall day!

Summer 2021

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

Spring 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

September 2020

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

August 2020

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

July 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

Summer 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

Spring 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

Fall 2018

“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

December Update 2017

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!

Fall 2017

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! 

Summer 2017

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!

Spring Update 2017

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!

Winter 2017

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!

Fall 2016

 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.

Spring 2016

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!

March 2016

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.

Autumn update 2015


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.