Kris & Ruth Altmiller
Kris & Ruth Altmiller
Kris and Ruth seek to alleviate some of the chronic problems translators and evangelists face as they work in the more remote regions. They endeavor to save the missionaries and their African teammates time by addressing the pressing needs for reliable water, electricity, and transportation. It is their desire to pass on skills to the local believers that will continue to serve the church as they take a more active role in reaching their own people.
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- Deeper relationships with African friends and contacts.
- Maturity among the fledging churches that have been planted.
- Health for all the family. It seems we are always trying some new
- Patience for each other amidst the heat and humidity.
- Perseverance and wisdom for Ruth as she home schools our children.
Let Us Introduce Ourselves:
We both believed in the Lord at a young age and have had a growing desire to serve Him. As a young married couple, we explored how we might use our gifts in mission work. After a couple of short term trips and the arrival of our first two children, Andrew and Natalie, we decided to join New Tribes Mission. We are thrilled to be preparing to use our gifts of help and service.
Our dream is to use our gifts in mechanics, maintenance and construction to free the hands of translators and church planters so they can better focus on their critical task of planting tribal churches.
We just finished one year of studying French in Quebec (June 2008). We have entered the final 7 months before our departure for Guinea. It’s time to buy supplies and start thinking about buying airline tickets.
Purpose of Our Work:
We've seen firsthand the challenge it creates when translators and church planters are needed to serve in support positions. They must put their work on hold in order to do the behind-the-scenes tasks that are needed to keep others effective in their tribal work.
Our ministry is to help missionaries move forward as they share the Good News of Jesus Christ and establish indigenous churches among isolated tribes.
Our first year with NTM, we were blessed to be a part of the technical assistance team. That experience provided a wealth of information that we look forward to using to assist our teammates in Guinea.
The Tech Center is meeting a felt need, and the word is spreading. During the time we were there, shipments increased from $90,000 to $180,000 per year. When we get to Guinea, we hope to fill a similar role so that the tribal missionaries and their families can better focus on the task of reaching those separated from God.