Whats UP? Well, I had a talk with a dear brother who's been a supporter of ours from the first days of JungleMaster, basically this was his point; "Tom, You stink at communicating!" He said it in a much nicer way but I know he loves me and Janet and all he wants is the best for us and he was right, so here it is... maybe a new leaf? I'll try as best I can to get a monthly newsletter out, if I fail everyone has a right to say what's up right in my face !! Thanks in Advance! What's JungleMaster doing So far This Year!
Janet and I are leading a team from George Fox University. The team leaves June 26th and will return The 12th of July, Along with the well drill project I talked about in December, George Fox wants to have a Service Learning class that culminates with a trip to the jungle each summer. We already have the 2017 trip in the Fox budget it looks like!
The New church in Bolivar has been built and the Brothers of the Co-Frat are cutting boards for the church project in Mundial.
We continue to meet by skype with the Co-frat; the Confraternity of Churches is a unified group of 19 churches and pastors that we have encouraged and helped get licenced through the government. We meet to discuss missionary outreach, building projects and other needs and how we can work together.
At the last Seminary class at the British Baptist Mission in Nauta we had 7 leaders attend. JungleMaster scholarshiped these leaders with some assistance to bring them to seminary. We had some issues with them saying they would come then not showing up and we came to realise they didn't know the people there. Joel McGee took the teachers up river to meet the pastors before the session and introduced everyone and this seemed to be enough to get them to feel at ease and bring their families to seminary.
The New Boat is running! BUT the old motor does not quite have enough power to take a full load of passengers. We have made a deposit on a larger engine and are praying for the rest of the funds to come in.
Help, You Can!(yoda)
Pray! Big trip with Fox University, lots of logistics.. safety, health and Gods lead in what we do as ministry
Pray! Funding for motor, we need about 6k to buy the motor.
Pray! Church rebuild in Mundial and team to go.
Pray! We have three boats on the Amazon and right now not any one is at 100%, We are close.......
Give! Yep, we always need ongoing monthly support.
Give! Help with the motor budget.
Go! Yes; we need teams or individuals to go. This is what encourages the missionaries and local leaders. BUT most of all it changes the lives of those that go!
Go! Want to house sit in the Amazon for a few months?
Help continue the work of JungleMaster ministry in the Amazon by praying, giving or even going! Thank you to all those that have been on this crazy ride with us for all these years!
Bolivar Church The new church in Bolivar.
Mundial Church Praying as we have one church looking to partner with the church in Mundial to rebuild, looking for other US churches to partner with the Jungle Church to build up and encourage the leaders.
Our New Motor? We've made a deposit and we need to get the motor on the boat before the team arrives from George Fox..
House Sit! Yes, you can house sit in Nauta Peru, Joel and Amy may be going back to language school and while there the house in Nauta will be empty, Think of this, its the only house there possibly with hot and cold running water, maybe the only one there with running water?
The Pastors Attending Seminary! Do you want to sponser a jungle pastor to attend seminary classes?
George Fox Universitydesign team includes the granddaughter of a JungleMaster supporter!
Found An ongoing joke is somewhere in Peru there's a warehouse full of toilet seats because they're never in the bathrooms.. Joel sent me this photo! He found them!
New Drill.. This is a sketch of what the Fox/JungleMaster well drill will be riding on. Our goal is a small footprint self propelled well drill. This chassis is what the drill apparatus sits on.
Church Members in Progresso on the Chambira River. They're standing in front of the church they've started to build!
Medical Team. We need to put together a medical team to go to Peru to work in the extreme remote parts of the upper Amazon.
And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: "How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!" Romans 10:15
In Christ It's hard to explain how much all those that have supported us for all these years mean to us, we love you all. To the couple of hundred that we've taken to the jungle, it's such a huge honor to be a part of your lives! love you guys! Your Jungle Family.... Tom and Janet Clark
Praise! JungleMaster is refocused and moving forward
Praise! The Co-fraternity continues to grow and take advantage of seminary.
Praise! We are doing well! It may sound strange but the Clarks are OK! God is faithfull
Praise! Pastors and families coming to seminary now!
Praise! The jungle church is doing their own missionary trips to the remote indigenous areas now!