Raymond & Naomi Burkholder, MTM Director

From the MTM Directors Desk

Psalm 90:12 So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom. Several years ago, the director of the Himchal Bible College & Seminary sat me down and instructed me using this scriptural verse.
Here is what he said to me; “MTM and its practical wisdom of teaching the scriptures. Using experienced Bible teachers whose faith & practice first live the truth of the Scriptures and then teaches from their practical lives. This experiential type preaching & teaching is very needed in the regions of North India.” (north India has the highest concentration of unreached people groups in the world).

Seeking, Teaching & Sending

2 Timothy 2:2-3 And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.  Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.

In this Biblical text the apostle Paul, as a Spiritual fatherly figure, is exhorting his young spiritual son in how to do effectual Spiritual missionary ministry. Find a faithful man and teach him the same spiritual truths you have heard of me (Paul) and empower him by teaching him the ALL things of Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:18-20) then & only then will this man be able to teach others, of his own people also.

This principle has been the heartbeat principle of MTM from the very beginning more than 12 years ago. Teaching native men from all nations the ALL things of Jesus Christ in empowering, facilitating & equipping them to REACH their own UNREACHED peoples. It has been a great joy to my fatherly heart of MTM to see (during this COVID times while international borders are mostly closed) the many sons of MTM rise up to the challenge (in the absence of MTM) and minister both physically & Spiritually to their own unreached peoples of their nations. Blessed be God alone!!!

MTM (M…lim To Messiah) 2.0

There has been a long silence in regards to MTM updates. Reason being, as we most all are aware of is the global pandemic. Most all International borders remain closed in the countries where MTM ministers. This includes India, Nepal & Myanmar. Please be assured that all MTM staff are well and healthy & patiently waiting for borders to fully open (this means no quarantines). In the mean time we are all (MTM staff) actively involved in Kingdom building work wherever God has called us.

MTM (M…lim To Messiah) In Chios, Greece Refugee Ministry

For quite a number of years already i58 refugee ministry in Greece was asking Naomi & I to bring MTM to Greece. Finally, after my (Raymond’s) bilateral knee surgery had fully healed and his mobility was restored, the timing seemed right we could answer that i58 call to minister to the refugees there in Greece. The countries in Asia that MTM normally ministers in are all still closed due to Covid-19.

MTM Personnel Future Transitions

Greetings in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ. To you, as a much-appreciated supporter and interested person of the Macedonian Teaching Ministry (MTM) this letter is to inform you of personnel changes that are going to be taking place in the forth coming two years.