Friday, November 7, 2014

A Glimpse into Equip

Equip #24 - Participants and Crew
One of the recent Equip (new member orientation) participants had this to say about her experience in Orlando:
I had three minutes.

Three minutes to articulate what God has been doing in my life over the last 37 years. Three minutes to share how God took a little girl who was hurt and broken and molded her into a woman with a passion for the Word. Three minutes to share all God has done in our family over the last few years to bring us to this exact moment. Three minutes to share God’s goodness and graciousness.

We’re currently in Orlando, attending the first of our training courses with Wycliffe Bible Translators. Our course is called Equip and it is designed to do just what it says: EQUIP us as we start on our journey of sharing with others about the needs of the Bibleless people around the world.

On Sunday, we spent most of our day listening to the stories of how God has led each individual, couple, and family to this point. It was amazing to listen to the myriad of experiences that paved the way for people to give their lives to advocating for, supporting, and working for those who are still waiting for the chance to read the word of God in a language that speaks to their heart.

Over and over again we listened to stories of God weaving together experiences, dreams, disappointments, conversations, encounters, opportunities, and passions to bring each of the people to a point where they could say “Yes!” to Bible translation.

What a joy for us to work equipping Janet and others as they become a part of Wycliffe.

A Look Ahead

This month will include planning for 2015 programs and for my December 16 - January 4 time in Indiana.  I look forward to worshiping with Faith Church, Village Life Church, and Solid Word Bible Church during my visit.  I hope to see many of you then.

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