Diann and I trust that you are doing well as we begin this month of November. The temperatures here in Kennewick are cooler and the fall colors are in full display!
Dear Church Family, We trust that you are doing well in the Lord as we move through the summer of 2022! Here in Kennewick in July we are beginning to experience some triple digit temperatures. Getting hot!
The Ethnos360 Connection Center team is in the thick of it processing applications. With the Associate program, we have moved past the deadline for all paperwork to be in for the June Pre-field Orientation. But more folks are urgently needed! So, even though we are past the deadline, we continue to work to bring moreContinue reading Spring 2022
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!
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.