Friday, November 8, 2019

Friday, November 1, 2019

A Bible to Call my Own

The Deaf Bible Society and Wycliffe Bible Translators are among the organizations who are working together to reach the 70 million Deaf around the world today. It is estimated that 80 percent of the Deaf do not have appropriate access to education. For those who can read, written language is a “second language” and often requires extreme effort to clearly understand.

Today’s smart phone and video technologies can be used to provide access to the Bible for the Deaf. This video shows the challenge of those who have only the printed Word and highlights the effectiveness of video Bibles for the Deaf.

  Story Source: deafbiblesociety.com

Video link: youtu.be/0nsU0jKARIs 

It’s been my privilege through Wycliffe to coach a couple and a single gal who are serving in translation work for the Deaf. We’ve had numerous others come through Equip for their orientation. As you have prayed and given for my Wycliffe ministry, you have a part in providing God’s Truth to the Deaf. Thank you!

Personal Update

In October, I saw a second surgeon who recommended no further procedures for my leg length. Using principles I learned during physical therapy, I am focusing on building strength and stamina to help my body continue to adjust my gait and stance. I am thankful to report continued progress. Thank you for your prayers and many encouragements. When I look back, I had experienced arthritis pain in my hips for two full years before the first replacement. I am more than grateful that is now resolved.

Financial Update

For my annual financial update, please visit my google group.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Praise and Prayer

Once again, this is a time to praise the Lord:
  • Equip #44 finished well.
  • The preparations for two Connection programs are almost complete.
  • I had a safe drive last night to Valdosta, Georgia.
  • I have the opportunity to worship at Faith Church this Sunday!
Here are the things I'd ask you to pray about for the next two weeks:
  • Pray for safety and a clear mind as I drive on to Indianapolis today for a quick, planned visit. I'll head south again on Oct 23.
  • Mom had an allergic reaction to an antibiotic this week. Pray that she is able to quickly get over that and the original infection.
  • The Wycliffe Connection is Oct 28 - Nov 1. We will be caring for, celebrating and connecting with 29 furloughing Wycliffe colleagues and 19 of their MKs (missionary kids). Pray for us to love and serve them well and for them to be encouraged.
So grateful for your continued faithful prayers and gifts for my Wycliffe ministry. Asking the Lord to encourage your heart today with His goodness. Let me know other ways I might pray, too.

Friday, October 4, 2019

Answered Prayers

Thank you for your faithful prayers. The Lord continues to answer them in amazing ways:
  • Equip #44 is going well. We've had only minor illness with one little one. This is a group that is working hard and asking good questions.
  • Mom continues to make improvements and gain strength.
Here are the things I'd ask you to pray about for the next two weeks:
  • Equip #44 continues through Friday, Oct 11. Pray for continued health and strength.
  • Pray that we would give them all the tools they need to build their teams of prayer and financial partners for their first Wycliffe field assignment.
  • I'll be heading to Indiana for a brief visit sometime after Equip #44 ends. Pray for good timing and safety in travel.
It is such a blessing to be on this journey with you, following God together. My prayer for you is that the Lord would draw each of you closer to His heart and give you great joy and fulfillment each day. Let me know other ways I might pray, too.

Friday, September 20, 2019

Equip #44 is coming!

Thank you for your faithful prayers for my trip back to Florida and my settling in here. I've been able to jump right back into routines, reconnect with co-workers, and get lots of things done in the office. Mom has continued to recover well and gain strength these past two weeks while I've been gone, praise the Lord.

We're doing final preparations now for Equip #44 (Sep 28 - Oct 11) when we will be joined by 31 new Wycliffe colleagues and 23 of their MKs (missionary kids). I'm reminded of a quote from a previous Equipper, who said she is teaching missionary kids because she realized God could use her "to be part of the team to reach people I'll never meet." As she taught MKs, their parents were able to do other roles to speed Bible translation and help transform lives.
As you pray and give for my Wycliffe ministry, you are doing exactly the same thing... being part of a team that God will use to reach people neither of us might ever meet. Wow. It's such a privilege to extend your influence for the Kingdom.

I let them know, by the way. The Equippers know you are praying for them... and they are grateful! Please let me know how I may be praying on your behalf. It's a privilege to pray together!