The Unbelievable Need

Last weekend we had representatives come from all the continents of the world that New Tribes Mission works in. The goal was to present the different missionary fields to us as missionary candidates. We are once again blown away by the need that is out there – the incredible need and hunger for …

Dried Out In The Dark

This is what we will be challenged with the next two weeks: We won’t have any electricity (mostly) and occasionally no even running water. We will be starting a simulation of the living conditions that a missionary in a tribe might face. This will also include cooking from scratch and …

Done!

Today is the day when the tribal simulation ended. Five weeks later we are looking back at an awesome time we had in the simulation and discussion time afterwards. We are very thankful for this opportunity which showed us a little bit how life on the field will be and …

Crossing borders

Have you ever felt lost? Feeling lost in a city is probably not as bad as feeling lost when you cross the door step of your house and step into a completely different culture and language. LOST! You might even feel quite unappreciated when the people you are trying to …

Start!

We had a great first week of the tribal simulation. The first day we took Ben Elliot with us into the village and he was so scared! He hid his face on Frieddy’s shoulder for almost the whole time but at the end he would turn around and look at …

Tribal Life Simulation

Beginning tomorrow we will experience one of the secrets of training. A hidden tribe in the training center? Exactly! Tomorrow we will start a six week simulation of field live, meaning that we have to go through some of the key aspects of missionary live in the first couple of …

Portuguese

We are learning Portuguese right now! Well, at least a little bit. But we are learning Portuguese not to learn Portuguese but to practice and learn how to learn a tribal language. We want to start learning a language as a child does it. It points at things and then the …