MK Caregivers Conference ’14

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Last month, we had an awesome opportunity to attend the Missionary Kid Caregivers Conference in Kansas City, MO.  More than 50 professionals from seventeen mission agencies profited from formal presentations and informal discussions on the subject of discipleship of missionary kids and families, among other things.

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We were so blessed as our ministry network exploded with new contacts.  It was one solid week of incredible conversations and brainstorming.  Can’t wait to see what God has in store for all that we learned.

IMG_6287Our New Tribes MK Care team also took advantage of the gathering and held some team meetings of our own which was wonderful considering most of our meetings are held over conference calls.

Practical Living Skills Trip

10.20.13 Practical Living

 

We recently had an opportunity to go on a three-day Practical/Survival skills trip.  The purpose was to help equip New Tribes Mission missionaries as they live and or visit remote locations in the deep jungles where unreached people groups often live.

 

We knew it was going to be a doozy of a trip when we learned we would be hiking everything in (including food) and would have to find our base camp via GPS coordinates, map, and compass.  The experience was great! … fun may not be the best way to describe if I’m honest, but VERY beneficial for sure.  Through we had rain and chilly temps that dipped into the 30’s at night, we had a chance to learn and practice a ton.

Very glad NTM values equipping and training so much… It makes a huge difference.

 

8.31.13 MTC Life - Our Ministries

Here at MTC, we are to be involved in ministry within the local community. Bree is currently working with a local teen pregnancy center and I am working with our local YoungLife chapter.  We are both additionally involved in a youth group made up of the high school Missionary Kids whose parents work at the MTC.  What a cool way to get into the community here and have a chance to put what we learn into practice!

 

Summer @ Windermere

8.31.13 Summer @ Windermere

We had a great summer serving at Windermere Christian Camp in Missouri.  We were the summer staff coordinators for 56 high school and college aged students. Our apartment was situated right smack in the middle of the dorm area and so we often had students in our home well past midnight playing board games and watching movies.  Our roles consisted of running bible studies, organizing the Sunday staff church, and planning about one event/activity a week.  If that didn’t keep us busy enough, we also managed the camp’s giftshop.  Pete managed the finances and inventory while Bree managed the store staff, designed merchandise, and often ran the register.  So the summer consisted of many hats, but somehow God used the time to grow us tremendously in our faith, patience, and abilities. 

In you’re interested we have pictures on our Facebook http://on.fb.me/17aF357

We are now moved back into our little apartment at New Tribes Missionary Training Center for our FINAL semester of training.

MTC Life – Work Detail

 

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         As students at the New Tribes Missionary Training Center, we are each given campus jobs.  The goal is to keep tuition as low as possible by not needing to hire workers.

IMG_2705Bree is one of the training center receptionists. Along with answering calls and questions, she has been working on the project of creating files on the computer for every student (or couple) who has attended the training since the 1970’s.  She also organizing thousands of scanned documents into their folders.

 

 

Pete in on the grounds crew team.  His team works on ALL kinds of seasonal projects on the property.  Everything from cutting dead trees out of the forest to mowing the MANY acres of lawn/fields, falls into their job description.

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Pete is also responsible to maintain the dust on our dirt roads by driving the water tanker and spraying them down.  How cool is that!?!