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Surely goodness and mercy

shall follow me all the days

of my life...

Psalm 23:6



July 2007


Dear Friends and Family,


It seems there is much to bring you up-to-date on from last month and this month of our recent activities.


However, first of all, we want to thank you for your prayers which we know the Lord has been answering, and also, for your support.  What a wonderful blessing you are!


In May, we did travel up to Wisconsin to visit and help with my (Linda’s) parents.  We took much of our work with us by borrowing a laptop computer and hooking into dial-up internet service at Linda’s parents’ home. We had a precious 13 days with them.   We wanted to be of assistance in any way we could.  We know it’s a busy life for my Dad with most all of the household responsibilities on him.  Both Mom and Dad are doing well, but since Mom’s stroke last year, she can no longer cook, clean, and even write notes or keep the checkbook since she has been paralyzed on the right side, including her right hand.  So we tried to give Dad a “break” from laundry, cooking, cleaning, and even going through Mom’s clothing, etc.  It was a busy, but profitable time up there with them.  We are glad we could make the trip.


Our two younger sons, Jeffrey and David, also flew up for a week, and that was very enjoyable for us, and good for them to see their grandparents again, since it had been two years already from the last time they had visited up there in Wisconsin.


By the way, Dad just had his 89th birthday last month (June).  Mom will turn 89 in November.


Since Memorial Day and the days following, we have been very busy with work at the Medical Plan Office, and the other insurances that go through our office.


Last week we had company from Illinois for a couple of days.  My sister-in-law through Tom (my first husband), and her husband and two of their grandchildren, came for a visit.

We had a good time together, but it went too quickly.



We have had a nice amount of rain during June.  It has helped Florida with all the wildfires which were occurring around the State due to drought.


Last week we had a repairman come to our home because our air conditioner was leaking water into the a/c ducts under the house, and it was a complicated case.  The air handler has been repaired.  Please be praying with us, as the ductwork under the house will have to be replaced.  This will be a big job.


This week we took part in the PFO (Pre-Field Orientation) for New Tribes Mission Associates, for all their insurances, etc.  That is always a neat time to get acquainted with new folks going out under NTM.


Thank you once again for praying for us as well as for your support.  We appreciate being co-laborers together with you in reaching tribal people around the world with the Gospel message.



Joyfully in Christ,


John & Linda


John & Linda McGhee

New Tribes Mission

1000 East First Street • Sanford, FL 32771-1487







  a beautiful thing!

How we Thank the Lord!


July 2007

Dear Family and Friends,


Twenty-five years ago this month, on July 24th, 1982, something wonderful happened.  The Lord led two widowed missionaries together in Holy Matrimony! 


The Lord has been so good to us.  He has truly woven our lives together, and made us one — not only in love and marriage, but also as a team to reach people who have never before heard the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  Our purpose in ministry is to reach out, and help people to come to know Jesus as their own personal Savior, through His blood, which was shed on the Cross of Calvary for all of our sins.  He has made it possible that “Whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.”   We count it such a joy to serve the Lord, and to be missionaries with New Tribes Mission.


On July 24, our Mission is having its monthly “Headquarters Café,” in the very chapel where we were married.   At that time we are receiving recognition for being at NTM’s Headquarters for 25 years, as well as a time to celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary.  All in all, we have now been with New Tribes Mission for over 33 years and we thank the Lord for His faithfulness and for such wonderful friends like you.  God is good!


Many of you have read “Our Love Story” which can be found on our web page  If you would like to read “Our Love Story” and do not have access to the internet, please let us know and we will be happy to send you a copy.



Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord; and the fruit of the womb is his reward.

Psalm 127:3


We are so grateful to the Lord for our children.  Each one is precious, and so unique in their own way.   We are so blessed, and thank the Lord for each one of them.  Sarah lives here in Sanford, about 6 - 7 miles from us, and is married and has our one and only granddaughter at this time, Kayla!   Sarah works at the City of Sanford.  Timothy is living in Alexandria, VA, right across from Washington, D.C., and he now has a full-time job at Cherrydale Baptist Church in Arlington, VA.  Previously, we had asked you to pray for Tim to get a Congressional job, but the job he now has, may render even greater influence in service for the Lord.  Jeffrey continues as a full-time electrician, now working in the Commercial Division of Palmer Electric out of Winter Park, FL.  David is still a full-time student at the University of Central Florida, and also works full-time as an ITS (Information Technology Systems) Manager at K&K Electric Company in Sanford, FL.


What a wonderful blessing and encouragement you are to us.  Thank you for your support!


We would appreciate your prayers.  We look forward to our new co-workers coming to our office in August.  Please pray that their adjustment to the NTM Headquarters as well as to our office will go well.



Rejoicing in Him,

John & Linda



John & Linda McGhee

New Tribes Mission • 1000 East First Street • Sanford, FL 32771-1487



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