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 Post subject: Re: TWO MILLION!!
PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 1:07 pm 
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 1:07 pm 
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 9:30 am 
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Raz wrote:
I'm looking around NTM's website. Not seeing the 1496 number that AnotherMK mentioned. If you look specifically on the list of missionaries, it says 1517 missionaries. That appears to include non-US missionaries. I looked up a few that I know from Canada and Great Britain, and they can be found there, so I guess they are part of that number.

On the front page of the "Missionaries" section, it states, "More than 2,500 missionaries serve around the world..." That is about a thousand more than 1517! I have no idea how that number is reached. Even if you added the Brazilian, Columbian and Filipino nationals, the Aussies who claim they aren't New Tribes any longer ... I don't know ... maybe it includes the tribal people who travel to other villages as missionaries, teaching the chronological lessons? They are missionaries too.

The numbers seem confusing, and possibly inflated. But we will never get a straight answer on this from anyone within NTM.

At any rate, I no longer see the number 3,000 that we used to see.

Oh, look! There are some lifeboats easing away from the Titanic .... and I see quite a few people crowded into them ...

Maybe the captain needs to do another head count and let us know for sure how many of the faithful are still on board.


This is intriguing to me...when I went to the NTM website, I did a search for our name since the last time I did that we came up even though we'd been out of NTM for more than a year. That's when the 1496 number came up. I just now did the same thing and it has 1517, the new number. Possibly the website has just been updated to reflect the new members joining after graduating from the training...I just find the timing kinda interesting...


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 10:11 am 
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1517 minus 1496 equals 21.

21 is about the number of missionaries that Crossview has on the field (serving alongside real Tribers, but not actually being real Tribers because they are Crossviewers).
So this would indicate that Crossview is now reconciled to Sanford and all is well again.

Ummmmmmmm, scratch that theory, insomnia and forgot to take those little white tablets again :shock:

Given the number of Tribers I've written to who can't remember where they were at what time and who they were working with when they were where they can't remember, I'm surprised that anyone knows exactly how many Tribers there are anyway.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 12:11 pm 
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:lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 3:43 pm 
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Bemused wrote:
Given the number of Tribers I've written to who can't remember where they were at what time and who they were working with when they were where they can't remember, I'm surprised that anyone knows exactly how many Tribers there are anyway.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 4:38 pm 
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While we are trying to figure out these numbers, I should point out the fact that retired members seem to be part of the 1,500 figure on the NTM website. Anyone who's been around NTM a long time will recognize many of the names and photos, and if you click on them, you can see their status is "retired". From what I have been able to determine, these retirees did not get the e-mail from Larry Brown about the arrest of the unnamed missionary at the Orlando airport. We wouldn't want to upset the old folk, I guess. But they are still being listed on the website as mission members.

I don't have time to try to figure out, by clicking on each person listed, what percentage of the 1,500 are retired. Also of interest would be how many people are actually out on foreign fields. Breaking that down even more, how many are literally living in a tribal village at the moment. And how many are on home staff. I don't know for sure, but I suspect that right now, there are more staff at the training center in Missouri than there are students! And have you seen how many people are on the "In Transition" page? It is my understanding that many of these have already submitted their resignation, but are kept on there for 3 months. Or so. Or till someone gets around to removing them.

I have also noticed over the years that the mission was happy to count my husband and I as two missionaries, when it came to adding up numbers, and yet come tax time, only one of us was an employee paying social security tax.

Am I making anyone squirm?

Not going to apologize for that.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 5:00 pm 
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Very simple solution. We just say on here that all retirees are in fact Australians and then they will be off the list in 24 hours.

As for your other problem: The Good Books says that "Two shall be one", so NTM is sort of right. I also know that one and one makes three. But if you have two and one, that make three, then you are in serious trouble because that is bigamy and that is what the natives do and they can't be elders if they do. However if one and one that should not be one are being two, then that is quite an affair and we don't talk about that!

O.k. I think that is enough maths. No doubt 22 years ago will have something to say on this, she's the math genius. :?


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 5:02 pm 
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Thanks for bringing back my smile, Bemused!

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(Sometimes when I gird up my lions, they get a little out of control!)


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 5:16 pm 
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Raz, Is the transition page on the public site?


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