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About Ken & Anne

Ken and Anne Haugh are lovers of God and desire to serve Him with all their hearts.
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The work is not done! People are still waiting!

 
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Posted by on August 23, 2017 in Bible Translation, Wycliffe

 

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Two Actions=One Watch

Graduation watch

I lifted the side flap on the canvas lunch bag. The pocket was empty. I had stashed my phone, car keys and watch in there when we went to the beach. I unpacked the trunk of the car. Soggy, sandy towels, sandy beach toys, and sandy half-eaten lunches rounded out the contents. Where was my watch? I know I had put it carefully in this pouch, but now it was no longer there and no where to be found.

I dumped out my entire purse and pawed through wallet, receipts, gum wrappers and warm lip sticks. No watch! I guess it’s possible I put it somewhere else….but I knew I hadn’t.

We all showered the salt water off of our bodies, wrung out our bathing suits and got dressed for dinner. When I told my family about the missing watch, everyone jumped up and helped me search through the car trunk and under the seats, several times asking about the last time I had seen the watch. The watch had been given to me as a graduation gift from my family for finishing my degree just last year. It was special to ALL of us. My eyes filled with tears thinking that it might be gone forever.

The tide had been coming in when we had left the beach a few hours earlier. Upon arriving to the beach we had placed our towels about 100 feet from the edge of the water. By the time we left, it was a mere 5 feet away from our gear. No one remembered anything being left on the sandy beach. If it was on the beach, it was now under the salty water and undoubtedly ruined.

The only place it could be was the parking lot where we had left our car. “Let’s drive back before getting dinner. It’s only 15 minutes away,” my husband said. I was relieved that he had suggested it knowing how hungry everyone was and not wanting to delay our dinner any more.

We drove the 15 minutes in silence. I was silently praying for a miracle. When we arrived at the parking lot, three people on bicycles were resting at the entrance of the parking lot where we had recently parked. All three were in our way, in the exact spot where we needed to stop. Ken courteously waved them by and two of them moved on. The third person waved us through. Ken pulled in to the left of where we had parked our car. The parking lot was nearly empty. We all anxiously jumped out of the car, heads down, frantically scouring the ground for the watch.

At the same time, the woman on the bicycle came driving over toward us. “Are you looking for…..” Her sentence was cut off as I pounced on my watch, its gleaming silver edge protruding from the sandy driveway. The watch had been run over and was on level with the soil which was, thankfully, sand! I couldn’t even speak! I just held it out in disbelief and joy!! “I saw it just as you arrived“, the woman shouted, joyful as well that we found my prize possession! We yelled our thanks as she drove off.

Our eight-year-old grandson was so pleased and surprised. Unbeknownst to me, he and his Papa had prayed together that the Lord would lead us to the watch minutes before we departed on our search. He was able to see the answer to his prayer in 15 short minutes.

We prayed AND we looked! Two actions. What would have happened if we had only prayed? What if we had just looked? I’m not sure what the results would have been. Had we delayed even 30 seconds later the watch would have been innocently picked up by one of the bicyclists and carried home. We would never had known its story.

This reminds me about the woman in the Bible who had 10 coins and loses one. She lights a lamp, searches for the coin, then rejoices when she finds it. We don’t read that she prayed, but she looked and she celebrated as we did. Luke 15:10 says “In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.” 

Every month several people groups receive the Bible, newly translated, in their own language. It may not previously been prayed over by the people, since they didn’t know what they were missing, but someone prayed over that language. Someone worked and gave them the ability to find out the way of salvation. It is theirs for the choosing. And when they find it, there is rejoicing in the presence of angels.

Thank you for making that possible. You do it month after month. Your prayers, your gifts, your hope, your action.

 

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Posted by on August 10, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Translating Accurately

Translating Accurately

Do you think translating is easy? Why can’t we use a computer to just translate the Bible word for word in all of the languages we work in?

Check out this very short video here to see what it takes to accurately translate God’s Word into the language that speaks to people’s heart!

Your gifts allow us to continue in this work! Thank you so much!

 
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Posted by on August 2, 2017 in Bible Translation, Wycliffe

 

Missionary Humor? It’s debatable!

Why did the cannibal get sick after eating the missionary?

You just can’t keep a good man down.

(So corny…but sent to us by a friend!)

P. S. Ken has arrived in Orlando for two weeks of counseling with furloughing missionaries. His colleague arrived yesterday but is in the hospital under observation for some heart problems. Please pray for them BOTH! Pray for wisdom for doctors and peace for Ken as he’s on his own for the time being. Thank you. 

 
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Posted by on July 25, 2017 in Family

 

Fur Coats and Matching Gifts

Photo by Clem Onojeghuo on Unsplash

The letter went out. With advice and encouragement from those who know us and love us, we asked if you would like to partner with us to rid ourselves of a 5 digit medical debt.

Oh, how the floodgates opened! The whole debt should be cleared by August! How we wish we could hug each one of you. Each of you, no doubt, have a story of how God moved in your life to send your hard earned money in to help us in this way. Below is just one of them from one of our supporting churches.

Ken & Anne,

Your relationship is dear to us. The news of your financial need touched us. The question wasn’t should we give. The question was how much can we give? The question was, where will the money come from? Do we have any money?

Perhaps by now you received our check or will soon. Of course better than any gift is the story behind the giving. Let me try to briefly tell ours.

Two times a year we open our  doors to “the least of these”. This past  December we opened our doors to the homeless for the second time. Sometimes our community doesn’t like it when we open our doors. Fear of our guests loitering, stealing, or safety issues abound.

This time two ladies from our community stopped by to drop off two coats for our guests to have. They were no ordinary coats. They were full length fur coats. It seemed inappropriate to pass out these coats because, for one reason, they were heavy and the thought of wet snow on them caused a legitimate concern that these jackets would weigh them down. Instead one member took them to a furrier for appraisal. Each coat was valued at $500 or more.

We just sold one! We just gave you what wasn’t even ours. Yet the joy of giving was great. We matched it with another $500 we raised to make our gift $1000, which perhaps your donor will match to $3000.

A long story but worth sharing of how God met our need to give. How God honored your prayer of need. How you have not if you ask not. All of us were touched by God’s grace somehow.

God’s Grace. We have felt both His and your grace in our lives this month. It is a story worth retelling!

 
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Posted by on July 17, 2017 in Family

 

A Fast Learner

Fast Learners on Bible Translation Software!

It was 2012. Ken took a trip to an Asian country. He and his colleagues were tasked with developing and testing Bible translation software training materials. The group that they were testing with had never been involved in Bible Translation. They were new to the concept and were looking at the software for the first time.

Fast forward 5 short years. Ken’s colleague recently visited that same country and while there, came upon one of the translators. Much to our delight, he and his colleagues had just finished drafting the New Testament for their community!

A draft! Of the entire New Testament! Plans are in place that it will be consultant checked this Fall!

Praise God with us!  Each of us have done our part in allowing others to gain this new portion of Scripture! We were given the opportunity to do the training, you provided for our salary to serve through training, and others did the work of learning the software and laboriously working through the New Testament, verse by verse, so that others can read God’s Word in their own language!!

We thank you again, for your partnership!

 
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Posted by on June 22, 2017 in Bible Translation

 

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