Jason and Shirley Birkin
Children: Teri, Joel, Luke
· Jason and Shirley serve with New Tribes Mission.
· In the 1980s they pioneered a witness among the Tala andig tribal people of Mindanao.
· The Tala andig church is now well-established. Political turmoil and rebel activity have caused problems over the years.
· All their children were born in the Philippines. Jason and Shirley returned to New Zealand in 2004 to see their three children settled into senior high school and college and are now back with the tribal church in Mindanao.
· They are concentrating their efforts now on Bible translation.
Jason & Shirley Birkin
P.O. Box 77