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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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  • April 29, 2019

    Join us for our latest adventure in episode 17 of Highlands to Island as we venture out in the Dampier Straight with our friend Haike, a marine mammal expert.

  • April 18, 2019

    Morgan received a mail in Kri from someone in the United States recently! Check out who it's from and learn more about our education here as missionary kids.

  • March 8, 2019

    In this episode, come along with us as we head out into the water to circumnavigate a local island as we help a new kayak guide prepare for his first trip.

  • Feb. 14, 2019

    In episode 14 of Highlands to Island, Asher and Kian head out into the waters on their paddleboards to get up close to a pair of manta rays!

  • Jan. 25, 2019

    In episode 13 of Highlands to Island, we are off to investigate reports of a snake invasion inside one of our guests' beach bungalow.

  • Jan. 17, 2019

    Asher and Kian are back from the capitol, so climb aboard their kayak with us as we head out into the waters to explore Kho Island in episode 12.

  • Dec. 31, 2018

    In episode 11 of Highlands to Island, learn more about our friend Max Ammer and get an update on what has been happening with the Wano people.

  • Nov. 29, 2018

    Come along with Hudson in episode 10 as we introduce you to the kitchen staff of Kri Eco Restaurant and check out what’s going on the menu for the lunch crowd.

  • Nov. 8, 2018

    In episode 9 of Highlands to Island, Morgan needs a haircut. With the rest of our family still out of town, Hudson volunteers to cut it for him!

  • Oct. 22, 2018

    Come along with us in episode 8 of Highlands to Island and we’ll show you around the Kayak 4 Conservation property as we prepare to welcome two guests soon.

  • Oct. 11, 2018

    After spending time in the capital city, we're back for episode 7 of Highlands to Island! Experience the journey home with Morgan and Hudson.

  • 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.

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

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