Friday, September 20, 2019

Equip #44 is coming!

Thank you for your faithful prayers for my trip back to Florida and my settling in here. I've been able to jump right back into routines, reconnect with co-workers, and get lots of things done in the office. Mom has continued to recover well and gain strength these past two weeks while I've been gone, praise the Lord.

We're doing final preparations now for Equip #44 (Sep 28 - Oct 11) when we will be joined by 31 new Wycliffe colleagues and 23 of their MKs (missionary kids). I'm reminded of a quote from a previous Equipper, who said she is teaching missionary kids because she realized God could use her "to be part of the team to reach people I'll never meet." As she taught MKs, their parents were able to do other roles to speed Bible translation and help transform lives.
As you pray and give for my Wycliffe ministry, you are doing exactly the same thing... being part of a team that God will use to reach people neither of us might ever meet. Wow. It's such a privilege to extend your influence for the Kingdom.

I let them know, by the way. The Equippers know you are praying for them... and they are grateful! Please let me know how I may be praying on your behalf. It's a privilege to pray together!

Friday, September 6, 2019

Exploring the Tabernacle

Imagine not having the Old Testament… How might that impact our understanding of Jesus’ death on our behalf? For those people groups who have only a New Testament or only portions of Scripture, there is much need for training about the Old Testament.

Lynda Wick is part of a team of Wycliffe Scripture Use workers in Papua New Guinea. In a recent workshop, 40 representatives from eight Nukna-speaking villages who have only Ruth, Mark, Luke, and Acts translated had opportunity to learn about the tabernacle and the Old Testament sacrificial system. Because the sessions were taught in the open air, every day there were also 120-150 other Nukna-speaking people who gathered to listen.

Lynda is a colleague who came through Equip orientation. You may have prayed for her in the past… and your prayers and gifts for my Wycliffe ministry have had impact on those she is able to now serve. Isn’t that fun to think about? Pray that those who attended the workshop will be able to share what they learned. Pray that the Lord will produce a greater thirst for the Word of God and a desire to see the translation work continue.

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