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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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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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Leaders are Learners…at least we hope they are!

Anne and her co-workers


“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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Celebrating 35 years of Marital Bliss

Got your attention? Anyone who has been in any kind of relationship knows that there are good days and bad days. We’ve had our own ups and downs, but 35 years ago we committed to each other publicly and plan on staying married for many more if God so wills it!

We’re taking time to REST and just enjoy each other’s company this week. 35 years ago, when we were newly married, we had moved from the east coast to Wyoming. Camping in the many national parks out west became the norm for us. While we no longer sleep in tents, we are enjoying the Great Smoky Mountain National Park this week. It’s so close to our home, yet Anne had never spent any time here.

Thank you for your care when we are working and when we are getting rejuvenated.

How will you rest this year?

 
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Posted by on June 28, 2018 in Anne, Ken, Uncategorized

 

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Ok…I doodled!

We were gifted a few days at the beach last week, so I practiced my doodling while walking alone one morning.

Thanks for praying as Ken spends two weeks in our Orlando, FL office. He’ll be serving our members who are on furlough as they get refreshed and cared for at our home office.

 
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Posted by on March 13, 2017 in Bible Translation, Ken, Wycliffe

 

I don’t doodle my husband’s name

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As I sat listening to a lecture on I John, I found myself doodling. I know from others more experienced in this art form that it doesn’t necessarily mean your mind is wandering. It actually increases focus and recall. I usually doodle a flower or a geometric shape, since I’m not really good or creative. That day, it was a Christmas tree, although the appropriate holiday was long past.

I used to doodle my husband’s name.

I met Ken the summer of 1982 while we were serving in Papua New Guinea for 10 weeks. After a month or so of conversation, we got “twitterpated” (see Thumper from the Disney movie) and by the end of the summer we pretty much knew we were going to marry each other one day. We separated and didn’t see each other but 3 more times before our wedding the following summer!

So in between our visits, we called each other twice a week (one call was his and one call was mine), and we wrote each other every day. Every. Day. Letters, cards, postcards…we wrote.

And, I doodled his name. Ken. Kenneth. Kenny. KJH. Kenneth Haugh. Ken Haugh. And later….Anne Haugh.

I don’t find myself doodling his name anymore. I was feeling kind of bad about that, but then I thought, I really don’t want to go back to 34-35 years ago. Thirty-four years ago, while I knew I wanted to spend the rest of my life with Ken, we didn’t really know each other. For all the good and the bad times that cover that time period, I’d much rather have the “Ken and Anne Haugh” that exists now than who we were three decades ago.

We’re much more patient and tolerant of each other. We forgive faster. We fight less. We think more alike, yet still differ on so many levels! That’s good, even when it’s hard! I am who I am because of Ken. All the good stuff! I’m more confident and I’ve embraced my God-given gifts because of his encouragement. There is no one I trust more with my heart and life than Kenneth James Haugh. And I would fight to the death for that man.

I am so grateful for your prayers over us for so many years. Because serving God is more than our jobs. Serving God requires a good family life and an ongoing relationship with God. We’re still working on both.

 
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Posted by on March 7, 2017 in Anne, Ken

 

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Miles and Miles

Charlotte to Orlando

Charlotte to SouthEast Asia

Drive to Pennsylvania

Philadelphia to India

Charlotte to Philippines

Charlotte to South East Asia

Charlotte to Orlando

Charlotte to Montana (vacation!!)

Charlotte to South East Asia

Drive to New York

Charlotte to Orlando

Tired? Although Ken made his own schedule, he didn’t realize how many trips he had taken last year. When he returned from his last trip he said, “I’m not sure I can keep up this schedule.” He followed that up with, “But I feel like something big is going to happen soon.”

Ken loved his work supporting Bible Translation using his technology and training skills. Seeing God’s words translated and given to people to read immediately has brought us both so much joy. We’ve seen grown men and woman cry as they received portions of the Bible in their Mother Tongue for the first time. We feel so blessed to have been a part of this process in particular for the last 6 years.

When Ken had his heart attack on September 20th, we realized that our life schedule needed to change and that God really did have something else for Ken to do.

Thank you for standing with us as we support Bible Translation in yet another are of need.

P. S. Those trips covered about 100,000 air miles!

 
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Posted by on February 2, 2017 in Bible Translation, Ken