Friday, December 5, 2014

December Update

With the help of his teacher, a young boy points to letters on an alphabet-symbol chart of the Kom language during a literacy class in Cameroon. Mother-tongue literacy is vital to the foundation of further education and other life skills, and is key to strengthening cultural identity and heritage, as well as opening up the pages of Scripture.  Your partnership in Bible translation through your prayers and gifts impacts lives just like his, all around the world.  Thank you!

There may be sometimes when we pray that we aren't sure exactly how God uses those prayers.  Yesterday, because of your prayers, the Lord helped me make it through the day with a mild case of vertigo.  I had enough strength and grace to do the things I needed to do, and the Orlando team with which I serve came alongside to help ease the load.  Today, I am thankful to say that the vertigo seems to have gone.

I am also thankful for another tangible lesson on how much I need to depend on God for every moment of every day. When my head is spinning just a little, my heart more consciously seeks His help.  I also need to depend on His people.  I was more quick to post a small Facebook note to ask for prayer, and many of you came alongside to help "steady me" - it reminded me of Aaron and Hur holding up Moses' arms. (Exodus 17:12)  I could not be here without you.

God has also answered your prayers - these past two weeks have been refilling and renewing.  There has been good time to continue planning and preparing for future programs.

Prayer Requests:
 - for literacy programs so the Bible can be read and understood when it has been translated
 - for another productive week of planning for the future, focusing on January programs
 - for preparations for my visit to Indianapolis, December 16 - January 4
 - for safety as I drive, December 14-15

I am praying for you, too.  Please let me know if there are specifics I may remember on your behalf.

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