Our Missionaries – The “M” Family
Please note that this ministry is taking place in a closed country so we are unable to share some details such as the family’s full name, exact location, or the full name of the people group with whom they are involved.
For the last 7 years the M Family has lived in East Asia learning language and forming relationships with their target group the KT people. Their passion and goal is to glorify God by planting joy filled, God centered, reproducing churches, among the KT people in Jesus Christ.
The KT’s are an unreached and unengaged people group. Among the million and half KT’s only 0.05% are Christian. The M Family desires to move up to the main KT area (a 12 hour drive from where they currently live) to be able to work and live among these people. Although there are many KT’s living in the Capital City, where the M family currently lives, it would be ideal for them to eventually live in the Jade Tree area where the majority of the KT’s live.
Currently, the government does not allow foreigners to live in the Jade Tree area. This means that as of now there are no missionaries living among these people. It has become increasingly clear that having a legitimate money making business in the Capital City will be key when seeking permission from the government to open a branch of this business in Jade Tree, which will give them the ability to live there.
Ice Cream – a delicious means to a glorious end!
The people of Jade Tree love dairy products! After having the dream for 10 years; two years ago the M Family started an ice cream business that produces and distributes high quality ice cream within the Capital City. Owning and growing this business that employs locals will help them to remain in the country long term and will hopefully allow them to open a branch in the Jade Tree area in the very near future.
The M’s desire is to start renting an apartment in Jade Tree this Spring (2017) so they can work toward opening this branch within the next 1 – 2 years.
On-going Support – The M family still needs about $400 more in monthly support which will allow them to rent the 2nd apartment in Jade Tree and purchase a newer vehicle for the frequent 12 hours drives.
The goal of funding the renovation costs for the new apartment has been met and they hope to start very soon on the renovation. All apartments in this area are cement shells requiring the renter to do all the interior renovations.
Please click on this link for more information about supporting their work financially either monthly or with one time gifts – http://himalayansojourners.blogspot.com/
For more information about vistaMISSIONS please contact Brandon Hoover