About the Book
When God first called him to the mission field, Jeff Bishop said no. He liked his teaching job at Grand Rapids Junior Academy, and with his service as an SDA School teacher, he felt he was already doing missionary work. But God made it clear that he was to serve as a missionary overseas.
Jeff gives an account of the years that he and his wife and two daughters spent living and working among the Gogodala people of Western Province, Papua New Guinea. Even the day-to-day business of becoming an established missionary in a developing country helped him learn about the land and connect with the people and their culture. Every step of the way, he saw that God was working things together for him and his family. He witnessed miracles of protection and healing, both physical and spiritual. Bishop describes the severe judicial system of the Gogodala people; offenders were dealt with promptly and harshly. But he noticed that after listening to his sermons about God’s love and forgiveness, the people started to practice his teaching, and the community was transformed.
Bishop wants readers to see God’s hand at work—the miracles He performs in the lives of those who are serving Him and those seeking Him.
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About the Author
Jeff Bishop began his teaching career in his church's junior department when he was eighteen years old. He later became an SDA school teacher. While working as a teacher at Grand Rapids Junior Academy, he was called, along with his wife and daughters, to serve as a missionary in Papua New Guinea. That is where he launched the Gogodala project, a mission that is still moving forward today. Now retired, he continues to teach in his local church.
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Posted by ALR on 31st Jan 2023
TEACH Services received the following review:
This is an incredible book of faith and courage by a man and his family who stepped out from the comfort of their American world to one of the least developed regions in the Pacific to serve in one of the remotest areas in Papua New Guinea. Being a Papua New Guinean, I salute this missionary family for being true frontiers.
The courage the author took in trading his suitcase for the branches of the vanilla shade tree and the travel he took by faith to distant places in PNG (chapter 21) is an attempt to transform the livelihood of his Gogodala people. He used farming as an evangelistic tool to plant the seeds of the gospel in his Gogodala people.
Missionary Bishop's vanilla project simplified a discipleship model of clearing the forest, preparing the soil, and planting the seeds. It is a great strategy for church planting and evangelism. I believe you will be inspired, challenged, and motivated to be a missionary for God in the world outside of your world when you read this book.
~ Obed Yamasombi, Pastor