Question: We want to support the work of New Tribes Mission for planting churches among unreached tribes. How will supporting Randy & Diana Smyth promote the work of planting churches among unreached people groups?
Answer: Randy & Diana are faith missionaries seeking to engage the church toward mobilizing missionaries.
- — Career missionaries. New Tribes Mission’s greatest need is people to do the work. We need laborers who will fill the variety of roles related to planting maturing churches in remote places on earth among previously unreached people groups. Physical labor and skilled labor are needed. Without people we cannot move into new tribes. Randy & Diana are actively seeking missionary candidates to go overseas, young people to be trained in our Bible Institutes and churches full of people who will be actively engaged in reaching remote people groups with the Gospel. Randy & Diana have been sent to find help.
- — Supporters. Many people will not be able to go overseas themselves but are eager to do what they can to train the next generation of missionaries, actively support other people who will work overseas and build sense of God’s purposes in the world among the local churches. Randy & Diana actively work to engage people with vision, tools and Biblical teaching to support Church efforts to reach the world. They speak in churches, Christian schools, small groups, conferences and other gathering of Christians. Engaging people about serving the Lord, they set up displays in churches, universities and conventions.
- — Candidate coaching. After the initial contact with individuals about tribal church planting, Randy & Diana often follow up with the contact through email, phone calls, entertaining guests in the home and traveling to meet for more in depth conversations about God’s purposes in the world and our roles in His work. They advise candidates until they work through New Tribes Mission’s application processes.
- — Mission experience opportunities. Randy and Diana seek to engage people with opportunities to take action toward reaching unreached people groups.
- – The foundation of mission activity is an understanding of God’s glorious nature and our role as His ambassadors in the world who declare His glory. What is God doing in the world? What is our part in His plan? These things are known to us through the writings of scripture.
- – Testimonies of what God has done and is doing among remote people groups are encouraging and inspiring. Randy and Diana have a lot of vision-imparting testimonies and stories to tell of God’s glorious work among remote people.
- – Randy and Diana love to display mission videos to any group and answer questions.
- – Randy and Diana help direct people toward a weekend or weeklong tribal missions experience at New Tribes Mission’s Wayumi camp in central Pennsylvania.
- – People who desire a more in depth look at what is involve in planting churches among unreached people group can receive five weeks of practical training from missionaries who currently doing the work in Papua New Guinea. Randy & Diana help direct students of age 15 to 80 toward this training program.
- – Two New Tribes Bible Institutes provide practical Bible training with an emphasis on missions. In two years students are taught through every book of the Bible by experienced missionaries. Key emphases include personal application of truth. Randy and Diana actively seek students who will be equipped by this Bible training.
- – New Tribes Mission’s Missionary Training Center gives missionary candidates two years of practical training given by experienced missionaries. Randy & Diana actively seek people who will be trained as career missionaries.