Friday, September 29, 2017

Equip #36

These past two weeks have been remarkable. I told the Equippers you were praying for them as they completed their Wycliffe orientation. They were grateful and asked me to thank you.

God did honor your prayers about basic things like power staying on and all of us being healthy. No one - participant or child or "crew" - missed a single session due to illness. But God also answered your prayers in abundance as we watched this group thrive. Every Equip is unique. There are always evidences that the Lord brought specific people together to engage and to grow with each other, but this group seemed to connect with each other and with us in distinctive ways. It was truly an enriching and affirming time. Thank you again for your prayers and gifts that permit me to be a part of this team.
Next week, we will finish planning for the last two programs of the calendar year. Then October 7-14, I have the privilege of being a part of a team of eight from Solid Word Bible Church as we serve at a Navajo reservation in northeastern Arizona. I am looking forward to this opportunity. Please pray for us to minister well as the hands and feet of Jesus.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Hurricane Irma

Truly thankful for God's grace. That's how we feel after Hurricane Irma. At home, power was out for only 11 hours and there are just a few shingles that need to be replaced. I am so grateful for the many prayers and texts and Facebook messages and your many encouragements.

There are still areas where power has not been restored. The Wycliffe Bible Translators campus has had interruptions in power even through the day yesterday, which has complicated preparations for the upcoming Equip. Yet we have been able to still make good progress, for which we are thankful.

As we were preparing yesterday, one of my tasks was to reconnect the audio equipment in our classroom. As it came time to test the computer connections, the video one of the "crew" members (that's us - the team that facilitates the programs) chose was this one. It summarizes our motivation to do what we do.

Tomorrow, we will greet 24 new Wycliffe missionaries and 12 of their children and begin their two-week Equip onsite orientation. Since they will live on-campus with us, we'd appreciate prayers that the power does stay on. Please also pray for our health and strength and that the "crew" would serve these new colleagues well. Your partnership through your gifts and prayers will now extend to all those who will someday have access to the Bible through their ministry. Thank you!