Friday, May 15, 2015

The Bible is my Life

Photo: Adam Jeske | Words: Marc Ewell
“The Bible is my life,” says Dereje Tilahun of Wycliffe Africa as he lifts his Bible in his language, Amharic, and presses it against his chest. “I cannot live without it.” Dereje feels strongly about bringing the Bible to all 80 plus languages of his home country of Ethiopia. He believes that his own life was “built by the word of God,” and now he wants the same for others. Read more about Dereje.

We are finishing up a second week of connecting with colleagues who have amazing stories of what God has been accomplishing around the world through the translated Word. Some of our new friends have faced very challenging situations with health or with family concerns, but all have persevered because of God's call to work just like Dereje. They desire to see the Bible translated into the heart languages of the 180 million people around the world who still do not have access. Thank you for your prayers - God was with us as we celebrated His goodness and sought His face for the difficult situations. Your partnership now extends to the ministries they have around the world!

This next week, the Orientation and Training Services (OATS) team will be doing our own "Connection" - remote staff will fly in to join the Orlando folks for a biannual gathering for team & relationship building, vision casting, and long-range planning. Please pray for safety as we travel to a center about 90 minutes north of the campus and for our team to maximize our time together. When we finish on May 22, I will begin the drive north with a goal of arriving in Indiana early afternoon on Saturday, May 23. Thanks in advance for your prayers for that trip, too. I look forward to seeing many of you at Faith Church on May 24 or May 31.

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