Category Archives: Bible Translation
I love reading my Bible. I like to do it in an organized way that challenges me. That’s one of the reasons I’m involved with Bible Study Fellowship. But I also have loved using The Bible App (YouVersion) to both read the Bible and do some specific devotionals. This summer I used it to study the Minor Prophets. There are many different devotionals on this app, some lasting a year and some lasting just days.
Wycliffe Bible Translators has recently published a short 6-day devotional on this app. It’s called “In This Together.” Check it out here! We’re all in life together!
Our next newsletter will be out soon. There you can watch a video on Indonesians working together to translate the Bible into their heart language. The translators saw one man crying as he read the new Scriptures. He said, “I’ve known my whole life that Jesus Christ died for me, but this is the first time I have understood why!”
We love that we have been TOGETHER with so many of you year after year. We hope you are enjoying God’s words this week in your own language!
“All leaders see MORE than others see and BEFORE other see.”
What a statement! When I heard leadership expert John Maxwell make that remark last week my first thought was, “Do I?”.
Anne spent two days last week with her colleagues attending The Global Leadership Summit hosted by Willowcreek Church. In spite of the many difficulties this organization is going through we felt we could learn from the presenters and better ourselves as leaders.
Both Ken and Anne will be moving into other leadership roles very soon. While not in leadership positions for the first time, we realize that all good leaders should be working on their skills day by day, year after year. We still have a lot to learn!
With God’s help, our hard work, other colleagues and your prayers, we move forward, doing our part in the Bible Translation task.
Thank you for continuing with us year after year!
Ken just returned from his trip to SouthEast Asia. We’ll tell more stories about that in our monthly newsletter. Although suffering from jet lag, he spent the next morning with our grandkids who missed him very much while he was gone!
While he was away, Anne was able to spend a week with our daughter, Christine. She lives on the other side of the country, so it was a special treat to be with her. We only get to be with each other a few times a year.
When I think about how much we miss our children and grandchildren I remember how kind our parents were as we lived far from them in Indonesia for so many years. They missed those critical growing up years but supported us in spite of their loss.
Support comes in different modes. It usually means a sacrifice on someone’s part.
Thank you for your sacrificially prayer and giving month after month. You’re support is immeasurable.
I like that our partner organization, SIL, has created something necessary for so many people around the world. With technology often favoring well known languages it leaves millions of people at a loss when they want to use the computer.
We love languages! God created them all! Being able to type a language is important for Bible Translation.
So proud that this is now available. Give it a try here if you can use it for your own work!
Click here to watch a short video highlighting Wycliffe’s goal of changing lives in 25 communities in 18 different countries this summer.
The link we lead you to more information and how you can give and pray.
This verse was so special to me as I read it this morning:
“My heart is confident in you, O God…no wonder I can sing your praises with all my heart.” Psalm 108:1
When my heart is heavy with the burdens of others, I will try to sing God’s praises today! Oh that others could know these words in their own language!
Thank you for helping end Bible Poverty!
I’ve been reading the Minor Prophets the last couple of weeks. Lots of gloom and doom mark these pages! Warnings, threats and more warnings from different men across the ages.
It must have been hard to be a prophet. I’m not sure I could have done it. I want to be liked too much!
But what has struck me this time reading is the love and hope that comes across from each of them save Jonah (recently called “The very worst prophet”).
Hosea 1:10 God, through Hosea, reminds people of His covenant with His people which will not be broken: “Yet the Israelites will be like the sand on the seashore, which cannot be measured…”
Joels 2:13 implores them to “Rend your heart and not your garments. Return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love, and he relents from seeing calamity.”
Amos repeats the phrase from God “…yet you have not returned to me” over and over again, but then calls out “Seek me and live!”
This is the kind of follower of God that I want to be. While I want to warn, I really want to love.
Giving people God’s words in their heart language is one of the best ways I can love people.
Thank you for your continued support both prayerfully and financially that makes this possible!!