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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.

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Posted by on February 24, 2011 in Family

 

A Good Report

Ken has returned home from his week in Dallas, Texas. Thank you for praying!

He had a very full schedule, meeting with people one-on-one every hour over several days. As well, he was able to take the staff out for dinner who serve at the Wycliffe Senior independent living facility in Dallas, Texas. This facility is bigger than the one Anne manages in Waxhaw. It is set up more like a hotel, with everyone living under one roof.

Ken sends out a survey to see how he and his team has done after each of these events. Here is what one person wrote:


“I’m very appreciative of the Wycliffe USA Senior Benefits Dept making the time to come for face-to-face conversations. Specifically I appreciate Ken Haugh’s commitment to quality and compassionate service. I’ve [left] knowing [my] next steps and [am] encouraged.

Ken has been in this position for less than three years. It can be stressful working with individuals because everyone’s financial situation is different from the next person. What was wonderful is that Ken felt more confident this time then ever before.

We attribute that to his hard work and yours as well. Thank you for standing with us in prayer!

 
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Posted by on October 14, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

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Haugh Happenings

We’ve just returned from a week in Pennsylvania. My sister and brother-in-law were able to go on vacation for a bit. It was a much needed time away. My mother is good natured and spends a good part of her day reading the Bible as well as some of her Bible devotionals. When she can’t sleep at night, she prays. My take away this week is doing the same: start praying when I am restless and can’t sleep.

Our oldest daughter, Laura, has taken two trips to Honduras with a group called “Glow” (Go Love Our World). Last night we joined others, listening to stories of the wonderful work that has been done by this group over the last couple of years. Laura, along with her husband, Josh, led our time in musical worship. We were in the middle of the woods on a hill just named “Halleluia Hilltop.” What fun! My goal is not just to be generous, but for it to be sacrificial as I look at the needs around me.

Ken has just arrived in Dallas, Texas. He has a full week of meetings with a number of members, looking over their financial profiles and helping them plan for their future retirement whether it is one year or 30 years hence. Thank you for praying for him. Each person is unique and requires a unique conversation.

You are unique as well! Thank you for joining in with us as we serve together supporting the work of Bible Translation.

 
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Posted by on September 30, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

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Finding her own way

When I held my newborn girls in my arms for the first time, I wondered who they would become when older. Who will they look like? Will they be funny or serious? Will they run hard after a relationship with God?

I’m often proud of our two girls, Laura and Christine. I love how each of them reflect God in a variety of ways. This week waves of joy fill me as I watch Laura embrace her own personality in a world that gives conflicting messages to us. She’s in Honduras for the second time, serving on a team from her church. She’s being stretched as she is leading small groups and devotions along with a translator. A few years ago, she would have shook her head and laughed if you had told her she’d be doing this.

Now she is talking about “purpose” and how present God has felt this week as she has served. I know that feeling. It took me much longer to feel it and embrace my own inadequacies and gifts; intertwining both and presenting them to God as a living sacrifice…holy and pleasing to God (Romans 12:1-2).

Rejoice with us this week! She has 3-4 more days in service THERE before returning to her service HERE.

 
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Posted by on August 6, 2019 in Family

 

Spoiled and Loved

Worship, sharing stories, lessons on dealing with stress and “How to say ‘No'” were just some of the highlights of our 5 days at Wycliffe Bible Translators’ (WBT) headquarters in Orlando, Florida last week. Wycliffe’s “Stateside Connection” is a short program aimed at members who serve primarily in the USA. The purpose is to provide us with organizational tools and resources enabling us to become more efficient and to reconnect us with the home office staff, the people behind the scenes who serve so that we can serve.

Three to four times a year Ken goes to these meetings to consult with those that attend, just like we just did. He and/or one of his team members give a departmental presentation and then set up one-on-ones with people that desire it. It was great to receive training, learn more about our organizational resources and tools, and be pampered!

Anne met with the insurance and tech departments and received some great responses to her questions. Ken was able to utilize his free time and meet face-to face with colleagues from other departments.

We’re so grateful for a mission that sees the need to take care of its members! We feel ready to tackle our jobs with joy!

There were 13 of us all together as well as a few teenagers.
 

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Speeding toward the Finish Line

Here are some Bible Translation numbers!

The first 500 translations took 67 years to complete. The next 500 took only 17 years. The 1,000th completed translation occurred this year which was for the Keliko people of South Sudan. 

There are approximately 2000 spoken languages around the world that still await a translation project to begin!

*More than 1,500 languages have access to the New Testament and some portions of the Scripture.

* More than 650 languages have the complete Bible.

* At least 7000 spoken or signed languages are known today.

*In terms of population, China represents one third of the translation need. That’s a lot of people!

Won’t you stop and pray for these people groups right now?
How will God use you in this task?

 
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Posted by on July 18, 2019 in Bible Translation

 

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Young Servants

The whole group!

Last month over 30 youth from three different youth groups in Wisconsin, made the long trip to North Carolina. They got to hear about the work of Bible translation, fly in a small airplane and were fed really well.

But for a good part of every day, they served! Half of the group served at JAARS, the technical organization that serves Wycliffe Bible Translators. The other 15 youth and 5 leaders served our residents at Waxhaw Creek Apartments where Anne is the manager.

They washed windows that are difficult to reach, they cleaned the four laundry rooms used by the 42 residents, they spread mulch in the hot Carolina sun and they painted.

During their breaks during the day, many of our retired residents shared stories from serving with Wycliffe and were an inspiration for the young people. A number of the group did not normally attend church so they were able to hear the WHY of serving God from our residents.

What a blessing to have them come!

Sweeping the porches
Two leaders with one of our residents.
 
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Posted by on July 5, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

Shopping supports Bible Translation!

Did you know that if you shop with Amazon, you can set it up so that a donation is given to the organization of your choice each time you shop? I have chosen Wycliffe Bible Translators (WBT). While this donation doesn’t come to me directly, indirectly it supports our service.

As you can see, WBT has benefited by almost $20,000! It’s so easy! Shopping supports Bible Translation!

Make sure you start at “smile.amazon.com” to make it count!

 
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Posted by on June 13, 2019 in Uncategorized