The past two weeks, your gifts and prayers have been a vital part of our opportunity to care for, celebrate, and connect with two groups who came through Orlando -- a total of 50 other Wycliffe colleagues and 25 of their MKs (missionary kids). It was a tremendous blessing to hear stories of God's faithfulness from co-workers who serve all over the world. The logistical details also went well, praise the Lord.
These weeks are designed to speed Bible translation... to provide encouragement so that each missionary might be renewed in their passion and zeal to stay at the tasks God has called and equipped them to do... so that others may have access to the Bible in the language and form they understand best. I hope you don't get tired of hearing it, but we really are completely dependent on your prayers and God's strength. Thank you for upholding us so well. The Lord is using you!
Now it's time to step back and take a good look at the future. Next week, Lord-willing, we will project program dates for 2018. Then we will also work on the little tweaks needed to get ready for January programs. I'll focus much on coaching "my" new members who are currently building their teams, too. Pray for wisdom and clarity for each task.
Florida is an amazing place to live. I am grateful for the renewal the Lord provides through the surroundings here. (Remember, you are always welcome to come visit!) But it's also time to begin to think ahead to a trip to Indy over the Christmas holiday. Already looking forward to seeing many of you then!