“They read from the Book of the Law of God, making it clear and giving the meaning so that the people understood what was being read.” Nehemiah 8:8
This verse jumped out at me this week as I read it. Isn’t this what we are doing together? Making God’s Words clear to people. We do this by translating it into their Mother Tongue, the language that speaks to their heart.
This is also being done at the New Testament workshop this week. The Enemy does not want this work done and has been creating havoc with computers all week.
Thank you for praying! Many of you have reminded us that you are praying, and I know many more do so daily. What an encouragement!
Here is an update from Ken. I’ve pieced together a few of his comments where he responded to some of my questions:
In reference to the computers that crashed…
We weren’t able to recover the totally trashed computer but we were able to recover the data and give him a new loaner laptop. That way, he’ll be able to work through the next two weeks of the workshop. I will probably bring the computer home and attempt to have it fixed at Dallas (SIL‘s headquarters).
I was able to configure two more language projects for Paratext Send/Receive. It’s such a wonderful tool when it is configured properly, allowing people separated by distance to share their language project data as long as they can obtain an internet connection. It’s neat to watch their faces when it works. On the other hand, if configured wrong it causes big problems. Correctly configuring the projects that span multiple computers and training are the keys now.
We, in America, take the Internet connection for granted though. One group I just finished working with doesn’t have the Internet as communication in and out of the State has been suspended.
Responding to the health of the consultant’s daughter…
Heidi’s daughter is in high school. I haven’t heard much from her other than she was able to have some medical tests run in the Chicago area.
Ken will be home Thursday night. Thanks for praying.
(Today is our 30th Anniversary…I’m proud and happy to be married to such a great guy!)