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Ken and Anne by the lake

We are Ken and Anne Haugh, a couple of ordinary people on an extraordinary adventure. We are privileged to be called into full-time ministry serving God in the Bible translation process as members of Wycliffe USA .

Our blog chronicles our ministry experiences, thoughts, observations, experiences, tech stuff, helpful links, and whatever else comes to mind.  In addition to this blog we also send out a newsletter several times a year that anyone can request to receive by email and/or snail mail.

Click on the links above to read more about our ministry and our family.

And welcome to our blog!

 
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Posted by on February 24, 2011 in Family

 

You need this book!

Our colleague, Nate Gordon, has written his first book. Nate and Sheri Gordon arrived in Indonesia a few years after we did but stayed about 22 years, serving the people in the area of aviation and prayer. We spent time with them in a small group and even went on vacation together! We have always loved Nate’s newsletters and his style of writing and hoped he would one day write a book.

Well, it’s here! I’ve already bought a copy and am halfway through reading it. Nate’s stories of flying into the jungle interior and watching God transform people with a Bible in their own language keeps you on your seat. The chapters are short and you can read a few at a time.

If you are looking for a gift this Christmas, we highly recommend this book. You can order it from Amazon here.

 
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Posted by on November 30, 2021 in Uncategorized

 

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Amazon Shopping Aids Bible Translation!

If you’re like me, you do a lot of shopping at Amazon.com. And why not? It’s convenient and fast and there are so many choices!

But did you know that if you start your order at smile.amazon.com, you can choose Wycliffe Bible Translators (WBT) to get a donation just because you ordered! So far, WBT has received over $36,000 from people choosing them as their non-profit of choice.

Thank you for considering this! $36,000 goes a long way to help a local translator, or print a Bible or train a consultant.

 
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Posted by on November 22, 2021 in Uncategorized

 

Lots to celebrate!

On Wednesday, Wycliffe Bible Translators celebrated the publishing of about 15 Bibles! Some were New Testaments, some were several books of the Bible, but one was the entire Bible, Old Testament and New Testament: The American Sign Language Bible!

For the first time, those who speak this language have a Bible that speaks to their heart! Many people don’t realize that the deaf need their own language. The order of their words and syntax is different than English.

We’re so excited to have been a part of this translation.

Click here for an activity that you can do with your children using American Sign Language. And then celebrate with us that between 250,000 and 500,000 people can now understand the message that God has for them: He loves them and sent his very own Son to die for them!!

 
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Posted by on October 8, 2021 in Bible Translation

 

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BBQ Fun!

Finally! After 14 months of social distancing, our independent living facility, Waxhaw Creek Apartments, had their first monthly dinner social with everyone invited to come at the same time! Most residents and all of the staff have been vaccinated so we’re all feeling more hopeful these days.

There was so much chatter going on between everyone that it was hard to break in and change the direction of all the participants. We played outdoor games, caught up with each other, ate and ate and even tried some Karaoke! Well, we’ll call it a “Sing-a-long” since no one volunteered to stand up, so we just sang songs together. We started with “Five Foot Two-Eyes of Blue” and ended with the hymn “It is Well with my Soul”!

Thank you for your support as we love and care for these retired missionaries who have served Wycliffe Bible Translators for decades.

Check out our photos!

Left to right: Anne celebrates our first major social since February 2020; Bob grills up the hamburgers and hotdogs; two tables of residents; Karaoke; corn hole; plus 91-year-old Walter who collects the garbage for the “older” residents and brings it to the dumpster for them!!

 
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Posted by on June 15, 2021 in Bible Translation

 

Bearing Breakfast

We often serve a breakfast to all the senior residents we serve in Waxhaw, NC each February, but due to COVID-19 restrictions, we delivered the breakfast door-to-door this year. What a sweet surprise for each person to get a hot cooked breakfast along with a card and some cookies. We are working hard to find socially acceptable ways to serve our seniors as loneliness can affect your physical health. As more and more get vaccinated, please pray we would find appropriate ways to serve them in the days ahead.

 

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Look what happened!

Scripture Dedications 
This just in!
Please join us in praising God for these Scripture dedications that took place in December and others we just learned about! Pray that the Scriptures will be used and result in transformed lives.

Rikou New Testament online dedication in Indonesia on Oct. 31, 2020. Population: 10,000.
Tampuan New Testament in Cambodia on Nov. 11, 2020. Population: 40,000.
South Conchucos Quechua Bible in Peru on Nov. 26-30, 2020. Population: 250,000.
Gizrra New Testament in Papua New Guinea on Dec. 6, 2020. Population: 1,350.
North Conchucos Quechua Bible in Peru on Dec. 13-19, 2020. Population: 250,000.
Guerguiko New Testament in Chad on Dec 28, 2020. Population: 25,500.

Your support and prayers were a big part of this work! Let’s praise God together for all the people who can now read the Bible in their own language!

 
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Posted by on January 12, 2021 in Uncategorized

 

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2020 Year in Review

While some look back at 2020 as the worst year of their life, we have so much to be thankful for! God is still in control and has made a way for Bible Translation to continue in spite of the many difficulties put before our colleagues.

Rejoice with us while watching this short video of how your contributions have made Bible Translation progress this year!!

 
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Posted by on January 8, 2021 in Uncategorized

 

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Christmas Greetings 2020

Wycliffe Bible Translator’s presidents and his wife share a message of HOPE: Confident Expectation!

Click here for the message.

We wish you all a Merry Christmas! Ken and Anne

 
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Posted by on December 24, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

Giving Tuesday

Join me in giving God’s Word this #GivingTuesday! I’m partnering with the Saare people in Nigeria to help translate and publish the first chapters of Scripture in their language. Visit wycliffe.org/givingtuesday or call 1-800-WYCLIFFE to learn more.

 
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Posted by on December 1, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

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Growing Old Gracefully

Lord, Thou knowest better than I know myself that I am growing older and will someday be old. Keep me from the fatal habit of thinking I must say something on every subject and on every occasion. Release me from craving to straighten out everybody’s affairs. Make me thoughtful but not moody: helpful but not bossy. With my vast store of wisdom, it seems a pity not to use it all but Thou knowest Lord that I want a few friends at the end.


Keep my mind free from the recital of endless details; give me wings to get to the point. Seal my lips on my aches and pains. They are increasing and love of rehearsing them is becoming sweeter as the years go by. I dare not ask for grace enough to enjoy the tales of others’ pains, but help me to endure them with patience.


I dare not ask for improved memory, but for a growing humility and a lessening cocksureness when my memory seems to clash with the memories of others. Teach me the glorious lesson that occasionally I may be mistaken.


Keep me reasonably sweet; I do not want to be a Saint – some of them are so hard to live with – but a sour old person is one of the crowning works of the devil. Give me the ability to see good things in unexpected places, and talents in unexpected people. And, give me, Lord, the grace to tell them so.

—-the prayer of a 17th Century Nun

Just a bit of humor for your day….

 
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Posted by on October 19, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

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