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Follow our missionary blog to see first-hand what life is like for a Christian homeschool family living with a remote tribe in the jungle. Get out the sunblock, slip into something a little more comfortable, and don't forget to watch out for any falling coconuts overhead!

Highlands to Island Vlog

Hi, we’re the Wild Brothers (don’t worry, Wild is our last name). We are four brothers who grew up as missionary kids in the highland rainforests of Papua Indonesia who now find ourselves transitioned to warmer weather on the coast. In this new season of life, we’re living on a tropical island in the most biodiverse marine environment in the world!

Our weekly vlog is family friendly and gives you an exclusive insider's look into our latest adventures, family philosophy, jaw-dropping scenery, and life as intentional castaways. Prepare yourself, tropical vibes are coming your way!

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  • Sept. 20, 2018

    Come along with us as we explore Equator Island in episode 6 of Highlands to Island. You won't believe the area we stumbled upon during our adventure.

  • Aug. 30, 2018

    Episode 5 of Highlands to Island continues our trip to Equator Island, which is probably one of the most remote parts of Indonesia.

  • Aug. 23, 2018

    We're getting ready to head out on the Cenderwasih for a kayak trip with guests from Spain in episode 4 of Highlands to Island!

  • Aug. 16, 2018

    In episode 3 of Highlands to Island, we're headed out on our long boat to check on the Cenderwasih, our beautiful double canoe that our family built.

  • Aug. 9, 2018

    Come along for a tour of Morgan’s bachelor bungalow and the stunning tropical island we call home on episode 2 of Highlands to Island!

  • Aug. 2, 2018

    To document a new chapter of our lives, we are starting a video blog called Highlands to Island that will be available to watch for free on YouTube.

  • March 8, 2018

    In 2018, we all have the opportunity to light sparks and see the flame of the gospel go forth. What will your spark look like? Will it look like our friends’ spark from Australia? Brad and Cass Edwardes are two people who have been able to come and visit us in the jungle.

  • Feb. 23, 2018

    We “met” Tim and Maria Anderson via email in 2016. They wrote to tell us that they had seen our first two videos and cheered us on to keep working for the eternal things of the Lord. Email notes like the Anderson’s are good reminders for us that our work is not in vain.

  • Feb. 8, 2018

    The thought that there were people still on the earth today that were so isolated by geography and language that they had never heard the gospel of Jesus Christ was hard to grasp. Within months, we moved to Jackson, Michigan, to begin a four-year training program to become career missionaries.

  • Dec. 21, 2017

    I met a man here in the jungle who came to visit our home village from one of the outreaches. When I heard his testimony, it reminded me of a parable.

  • Dec. 14, 2017

    Our senior pastor, another elder, and his son came for a visit all the way to the jungle from our home church.

  • Nov. 30, 2017

    The message was clear that night as I lay in my bed—the Holy Spirit within me gave me grace and strength to say, “Jesus is worth whatever may come”.

  • Nov. 16, 2017

    On our side of the mountain, there lives a man who would be cast away and forgotten by most.

  • Nov. 2, 2017

    Some of our friends have acquired secondhand cell phones over the last couple of years. Communication across miles is a strange and wonderful invention.

  • Oct. 12, 2017

    Pengguci recently told of a miraculous thing that God did not only to save his life but to bring great reverence to the message that they were teaching.

  • Sept. 28, 2017

    Some things in life can become monotonous. However, there are some things that just never get old no matter how many times you experience them.

  • Sept. 21, 2017

    Forgive and forget is something I was always told to do. It is something that we are expected to do, but is easier said than done!

  • Sept. 14, 2017

    One of the most exciting things in life is to see people respond to the Truth.

  • Sept. 7, 2017

    Stone axes, shell money, and a special type of natural salt were the three highest commodities up until the introduction of the steel ax head.

  • Aug. 31, 2017

    “Pray without ceasing.” I remember thinking about this verse as a teenager. How can you possibly do anything without ceasing?

  • Aug. 24, 2017

    It is indeed a romantic quest, to live simply and leave a small footprint, but true minimalism is not really a pretty picture.

  • Aug. 17, 2017

    Summer of 2006—I think we had been in the jungle all of four weeks when a group of ladies hiked to our new hamlet to meet us.

  • Aug. 10, 2017

    I think it is neat that God has embedded into the workings of his creation innumerable examples and illustrations that we can apply to the Christian life.

  • Aug. 3, 2017

    If one thing stands out as a highlight of being a missionary kid, it would have to be experiencing the reality of a life that depends on the faithfulness of God.

*The views expressed by the Wild family are their own and not necessarily those of Answers in Genesis.

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