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What’s MACR (May-Ker)?

We arrived at the Holiday Inn Express this past Sunday afternoon. It’s a new hotel on the property of Pioneers, a wonderful ministry aimed at planting new churches. Ken and I met on a missions trip hosted by Pioneers back in 1982 so they are special to us.

We’re here this week for MACR meetings. At Wycliffe Bible Translators, that stands for Member and Care Resources, a part of Human Resources. Ken’s department, Senior Benefits, and Anne’s as well, fall under this department.

Every two years we meet together for several days. We learn about each others roles and how we can work better together. The theme seems to be “Transitions” which is appropriate as Wycliffe USA has a new president, and new COO and a new HR officer as well as many other positions. Our jobs are new too, so we’re in good company.

Today we talked at length about how our work in the area of retirement aids in the vision of Bible Translation. One of the big takeaways was that people made in the image of God have value and therefore we should care for them from the moment they join our ministry into retirement.

Thank you for partnering with us as we serve over 3,000 members of Wycliffe Bible Translators USA.

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Posted by on March 22, 2019 in Anne, Bible Translation, Ken

 

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January Wrap Up

It’s February! For some reason, January seemed so long for me this year. I think it may be because we packed it in with so many travels. For this post, I’ll share some photos so you can catch up with us. I’ll be writing a newsletter soon now that we are home for a bit!

What have you been doing this month?

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Posted by on February 1, 2019 in Family

 

Scenes from the North

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Ken introduces himself at the Leadership Matters Course, near Edmonton, Canada.

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We saw beautiful sunrises like this as well as sunsets nearly every day! This is looking across a frozen lake.

 
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Posted by on December 13, 2018 in Anne, Ken

 

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Long Trips worth Traveling

Brian & Anita Weber, Jan Schenk (not pictured Larry Schenk)

It was a long trip but well worth it. We drove from North Carolina to Michigan so that we could spend time with the Haugh side of the family for Thanksgiving. We don’t get to celebrate holidays with any family very often. It’s still a treat to join them in their traditions.

While there we had breakfast with some of our most ardent prayer supporters. The Webers and the Shenks have been a part of a group call the Haugh Advisory Prayer group (HAP) for 28 years. They, along with quite a number of others, have met once a month to pray for our family and for Wycliffe Bible Translators. They always ask good questions and make sure they really understand how we are doing that day in that week in that month. We love them dearly.

In six short days we’ll be taking another trip, this one to Edmonton, Canada. There we will be doing a two week course entitled “Leadership Matters.” There we will be studying with others from around the world. Since we are both entering new leadership roles (Ken on December 1), we are excited to combine some new management skills with our past experiences. We’re grateful to still be used for the Kingdom of God.

We’re grateful for you too. Please join us in prayer for safe travels and open minds as we learn December 2-15.

 
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Posted by on November 27, 2018 in Bible Translation, Family

 

Weathering Florence

Just missed!

Hurricane Florence arrived in the Carolinas with a vengeance this past week. We prepared our home by putting everything away that was outdoors. We filled our tubs with water and bought food.

We prayed. 

Living under a canopy of huge trees brings one to their knees during a hurricane. 

But we were spared the worst of the storm, not even losing our electricity which was such a surprise. 

Others did not fare as well, getting flooded, stranded or having to leave their homes. 

We had one tree fall down in our yard. Anne heard it breaking while on the phone and threw the phone down, yelling for Ken. The tree hit the ground with a thud but missed our house. The “Y” in the tree split on either side of two sides of our house. Wow. 

I wonder how many other “close calls” there have been in my life that I am not even aware of. I wonder how many other things could have harmed me yet I was spared. 

But why do others get hit? These are the questions that have had people questioning a loving God for years. I’m sure others prayed this week too, but have lost so much. I don’t presume to be more righteous than them. Perhaps God knows they can handle problems better than I can! 

I hope this week goes well for you…storms or no storms. One of you has just buried a son. God is your strength in this time of trouble. Another of you needs a job desperately. I know that God has one for you and pray that you will hear His voice. 

Thank you for praying for us year after year. 

 

 
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Posted by on September 18, 2018 in Family

 

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Leading with BSF

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Bible Study Fellowship

September is almost here! That means it is time for Anne to get back to her leadership responsibilities with Bible Study Fellowship (BSF). This wonderful, international study has been a big influence on me and how I approach God’s Word. My Michigan friend, Rita, introduced it to me many years ago as we were raising our support to go to Indonesia for the first time.

This year is a new study called People of the Promised Land. We will cover several Old Testament books as shown in the image above. Although I still meet every Tuesday morning with other leaders in Rock Hill, SC, I will be facilitating a virtual class online! Leading the class at 2pm every Tuesday may rule out those who work in the States, but it allows me to have people from other time zones join me.

As of today, I have four ladies in my group from Europe! We’ll be using English to discuss what we’ve learned during the week and to pray for each other. If you would like to join me or another leader either in your own city or online, please check out our online link BSF Virtual Class or www.bsfinternational.org.

Working with Wycliffe Bible Translators and Bible Study Fellowship feels like a perfect fit for me. Getting people into God’s Word is so satisfying!

 

 

 
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Posted by on August 29, 2018 in Anne, Uncategorized

 

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Leaders are Learners…at least we hope they are!

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“All leaders see MORE than others see and BEFORE other see.”

-John Maxwell

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!

 
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Posted by on August 15, 2018 in Anne, Bible Translation, Ken

 

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