Friday, June 17, 2016


Why? In the aftermath of the tragic events in Orlando, many are asking that question. I found out this week that some of my neighbors lost sons or daughters, brothers or sisters on Sunday.

I think I am not alone in this, but there are mornings I ask "why" I do the things I do each day. Should I (or could I) be doing something else? For me, some of the "why" I am a part of Wycliffe Bible Translators goes back to knowing about and praying for the Havu... the Jakati... the Nkukoli... which are only three of the nearly 1,800 language groups around the world who do not have any access to God's Word in the language they best understand. A Bible translation program has not even begun for them yet.

For many questions in life, there are not clear answers. But through the Scriptures, there is hope, there is grace, there is peace, and there is knowledge of the Holy God who loved the world so much that He gave His only Son, Jesus. What a privilege to be a part of taking His message to others. That is the "why," above all.

Photo: Zeke du Plessis
Thank you for your prayers and gifts toward my Wycliffe ministry. Beginning Saturday, the impact of your partnership will reach the 22 new missionaries coming to Orlando for Equip orientation, June 18-30. We are grateful for your prayers for us all.

Please let me know how I might be praying for you - it is an honor to partner with you in prayer.

Friday, June 3, 2016


Meet some of my colleagues! Here are screenshots from a recent meeting.
Fellow Coaches
These co-workers are spread out from Oregon to Texas to New York to Florida and are Partnership Development (PD) Coaches. They help provide resources, encouragement, and accountability for other Wycliffe missionaries as they raise and sustain teams of prayer and financial partners, all so that Bible translation may be accelerated.

Our group gets together “virtually” each month. These seasoned coaches have taught me much about how to encourage others along their “PD” journey.

At the meeting, I had opportunity to share new information about tools we present at Equip (the two-week orientation program for new Wycliffe missionaries).
Coaching Seminar
Once again, your partnership with my Wycliffe ministry through your prayers and gifts has widespread impact, extending now to all who will be served by these coaches. Thank you!

As we enter the summer season, we look forward to an intensive and yet wonderful time with many coming through Orlando. Please pray for health, strength, wisdom and for the ability to serve well.

My prayer for us all is that God’s Word would be our true joy and delight.