The Clonches
in Papua New Guinea


Our mission is to go to an unreached people group in Papua New Guinea to establish a mature church among an indigenous people who have never before heard about Jesus.

Unreached People Groups

There are over 7,000 languages spoken in the world today. Every language has its own culture, so each one of these languages represents a people group. About 2,000 of those languages are still unknown. Until they're translated, these unknown languages have no access to God's Word or the gospel. This is what it means for a people group to be unreached.

Papua New Guinea

With 841 languages, Papua New Guinea is the most language-dense country in the world. Even after 2,000 years since Christ commissioned the Church to make disciples of all the nations, over 200 languages in PNG alone have yet to be translated. This means that they still have no clue about God, His Word or the amazing gift of His Son, Jesus.

Nate and Laura + Erin and Emily

After marrying in 2013, we began attending Grace Bible Church in Winston-Salem, NC. God provided us both with full-time jobs in our career fields (web developer and English teacher). After 3 years, we moved to Missouri to attend a full-time 2 ½ year training school for missions to unreached people groups. After finishing our training with New Tribes Mission (now Ethnos360), Grace Bible Church took us on as our sending church.

Despite what sounds like an intense missionary endeavor, we were just normal people who had normal lives. After the training and during our time of preparation for the field, we're still just normal people, and we'll still just be normal people ten years into it. We don't enjoy humid 90-degree weather and mosquitoes. We hate bugs and snakes just as much as the next person, but Christ gave a task to the church that still remains unfinished: The Great Commission to reach the ends of the earth with the gospel of Jesus Christ; we can all be a part of this, either by going ourselves or sending others to go to the uttermost. God so loved that he gave, and now it's his love that compels us to give.

Our Training

Before investing 2 ½ years to train for missions to unreached people groups, Laura and I were able to live on one of our salaries while we saved the other. By God's provision, we saved all the funds we would need so we could give the training our undivided attention.

We started our training in 2016 and graduated in 2018. We then took a 6-month linguistics course to better prepare ourselves for the task we have ahead of us: to learn a language that has never been understood by the civilized world. Each unreached language will only hear of the gospel for the first time in the history of its people when God allows missionaries to present it to them.

Aside from linguistics, Laura and I have also been equipped in the areas of culture, worldview, tribal religion (animism), church planting and off-grid technology, and field health. We also received introductions and will later be given further training in literacy, bible translation, and remote building and living. We were trained by former tribal missionaries, who taught us both technically and from their own experience.


As of January 2023, our support stands around 90-95%.

Christ, having commissioned the universal Church to reach every nation, has called on every believer to give of themselves, whether their lives, their resources, or their finances. By partnering with us, we partner together in the gospel to see a mature church established among an unreached people group who still have yet to ever hear of Jesus Christ.

Click here to learn how to partner with us.