Tribal Mission Foundation International, Inc. 

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The New Year has come and a new season for TMFII has started as well. This has been reflected in the opportunities God has presented to us.  We remain committed in walking alongside the tribes in Mindanao and beyond. It is our joy that the tribes we had been reaching have now become our partners towards facing the unfinished task of reaching the remaining unreached people groups in Mindanao.  Our hearts are filled with hope as we embark on this new season for TMFII!
We thank God for enabling us to further in the direction He is leading us and we feel like the task is so great. He has been our faithful companion in the ministry but He also provides community - people like you who are tangible expressions that He journeys with us. Praise God we have companions in the journey like you! Thank you so much for your generous support, prayers and encouragement! We have included a brief report of the things our partnership has accomplished in 2017. May this Annual Review encourage you and affirm your obedience to Christ!

From a Mission Field into becoming a Missions Force
“I once thought that all tribes are already reached, but I was like awakened and realized that many tribes are yet to be reached with the Gospel.” –a Matigsalug Pastor, Ptr. Fuentes
For the last three decades, TMFII has been helping Indigenous leaders like Pastor Fuentes. But we believe that like us, God has planned to save these tribes to serve His global purpose. As Abraham’s seed through faith, they are called to bless the tribes beyond their own. Since 2006,
TMFII endeavored into developing discipleship tools for mission, conducting missions education, and partnering with other missions organization in mobilizing IP churches towards becoming a “missions force.”
The first Cebuano Kairos Missions Course that we conducted last year at Evangel Tribal Training Center (ETTC) was a milestone in our mobilization work. Pastor Fuentes and 18 other tribal pastors and workers from different tribal communities saw the wider and global perspective of missions. After the course, they signified to be involved in prayer, bring awareness to their respective churches and hope to support financially. Their first missions giving was for our team who went to Vietnam and Laos for a vision trip and training among the persecuted believers.
Like the Matigsalug, the Tedurays in Maguindanao have also recognized their strategic opportunity for near neighbor missions – reaching people groups who have Islamic faith.
“It is now our generation’s time to be a blessing to the Maguindanaoan,
said Ptr. Oliver Juan, a Teduray Pastor. They have finished crafting the 17 stories of the Oral Missions Awareness tool in their own language which they can use as a discipleship tool. TMFII has on-going Organic Agriculture trainings for the development of their training farm and financial management to help sustain their capacity for this opportunity.
Missions Mobilization among City Churches
Facilitating Community Engagement (CE) for graduates of several missions trainings is one of the cross-cultural opportunities we provide.
“The Community Engagement in Maguindanao allowed me to see the real situation of the people and their needs and the Muslim ministry work.”
–Ptra. Rizza Rabino
According to Pastora Rizza, they are aware of their Muslim neighbors in Cotabato City but they were hesitant and unequipped in reaching them. After joining the Kairos missions course, she started educating her congregation about God’s heart for the Muslim people. During Ramadan last year, they joined the worldwide prayer movement for Muslims and supported an organization that is ministering to Marawi refugees at that time. The CE linked Pastora Rizza and other CE participants to Muslim ministries for their personal and their church’s positive long-term engagement.
Like Cotabato City, Davao is also diverse when it comes to people. Many of these people came from places where the Gospel is restricted or is not widely preached. Business, education, and wars have increased the presence of not just Muslims but
also Indians in Davao. To respond to this migration phenomenon, TMFII conducted a workshop to equip young people in building relationship among Indian college students in the city, who are mostly Hindu in background.
Modular Trainings in Mindanao and Southeast Asia
We have also conducted health, wholistic development, and missions trainings in Mindanao and Southeast Asia, in partnership with different organizations. The trainings were conducted to equip local workers to reach and minister to their own people. The trainees are believers that live in cities or countries where Christianity is a minority or restricted and believers are persecuted.

One of the highlights is the workshop on planning and evaluation through Appreciative Inquiry (AI) process in Zamboanga and Tawi-Tawi. Some of the participants joined the literacy facilitators and community development trainings we conducted five years ago.
“I understand now how to discover the positive core (the life-giving force) from our stories and realize the need to focus on these,”
Lia* shared. They formed a vision statement reflecting their hope to see more followers of Jesus among the Sama, Tausug, and Yakan (least-reached people groups in Mindanao) tribes and become better facilitators and implementers of community development projects.
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