Equipped by God’s grace and sustained by fellowship with his Son, 2 families make up our Kuman church planting team — The Williams’, and the Tallman’s. As members of the Body of Christ, we have been sent by different local church bodies and operate through a mission agency (New Tribes Mission) to see every single one of 150,000 Kuman speakers reached by the Gospel in their heart language, as well as provide a faithful Bible translation.
But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God. — Acts 20:24
Will and Kelly Tallman (on the left) and their four children have worked in the Kuman of Papua New Guinea for 17 years. In their years of ministry, they have learned the Kuman language, provided literacy classes, have taught the Bible chronologically, have had part in seeing 300 Kuman believe the message of the Gospel, discipled, and are currently finishing up the Kuman New Testamen (due to finish Summer of 2015).
Coleton and Shawna Williams (middle) and their son Isaac are from Arizona and joined the Kuman work in December of 2014. Coleton and Shawna managed a missionary base, and have been a part of building houses for missionaries in the jungles of Papua New Guinea. They are currently learning the language and culture of the Kuman.