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Marr, New Guinea missionary, shares story

Posted on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 2:58 pm

Tabatha Marr

Tabatha Marr

Tabatha Marr of Tullahoma shared her faith, her experiences and what she learned as a missionary to New Guinea recently with the Booneville United Methodist Church congregation.

Before her presentation, Tabatha and her friends were treated to a delicious breakfast. Many of her family members attended the church to hear about her experiences, as well.

Wycliffe Bible Translators sponsored Tabatha’s mission, which is the GET Global Program. She was responsible for raising the money for the mission trip within a certain length of time to pay for her training, expenses, air travel and other items necessary to make the trip possible. Tabatha accomplished this with the support of her home church, family members, other churches and with a yard sale at her church.

She trained for the mission with 11 students and three leaders during one week of intensive training in Dallas.

While in Ukarumpa, a small village near Papua, New Guinea, Tabatha had many interesting adventures, which she will treasure. She was given gifts, billums (bags to carry books), wooden carvings and jewelry.

She worked with the Agarabi Tribe and shared stories about the happiness these folks expressed. Tabatha told the Booneville congregation that she enjoyed her two-week stay, and it had deepened her faith in God.

If your church or Sunday school class would like to invite Tabatha to speak and share her life-changing experiences, please call her at 931-962-2526.

Booneville United Methodist Church is a short drive from Fayetteville and welcomes visitors every Sunday at 10 a.m., and on the second Sunday of each month at 9:30 a.m. The pastor is the Rev. David Arrington.