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Young Servants

The whole group!

Last month over 30 youth from three different youth groups in Wisconsin, made the long trip to North Carolina. They got to hear about the work of Bible translation, fly in a small airplane and were fed really well.

But for a good part of every day, they served! Half of the group served at JAARS, the technical organization that serves Wycliffe Bible Translators. The other 15 youth and 5 leaders served our residents at Waxhaw Creek Apartments where Anne is the manager.

They washed windows that are difficult to reach, they cleaned the four laundry rooms used by the 42 residents, they spread mulch in the hot Carolina sun and they painted.

During their breaks during the day, many of our retired residents shared stories from serving with Wycliffe and were an inspiration for the young people. A number of the group did not normally attend church so they were able to hear the WHY of serving God from our residents.

What a blessing to have them come!

Sweeping the porches
Two leaders with one of our residents.
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Posted by on July 5, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

Shopping supports Bible Translation!

Did you know that if you shop with Amazon, you can set it up so that a donation is given to the organization of your choice each time you shop? I have chosen Wycliffe Bible Translators (WBT). While this donation doesn’t come to me directly, indirectly it supports our service.

As you can see, WBT has benefited by almost $20,000! It’s so easy! Shopping supports Bible Translation!

Make sure you start at “smile.amazon.com” to make it count!

 
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Posted by on June 13, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

There’s no place like home!

I’m sitting on my couch at HOME in North Carolina, having just finished work for the day. A few days ago we arrived after traveling for 10 days or so.

We spent 5 days on Long Island, visiting three churches that we have a relationship with. Entering these churches, we felt right at HOME with them. They listened to us attentively, asked good questions and fed us really well!. So many people found ways to care for us in unique ways. We are inspired to keep working hard and being sacrificial in our love as they were to us.

While there, we drove by my childhood HOME which has changed quite a bit. With one of my neighbors passing away this past year and our other good friends choosing to move to different states, it didn’t feel like my HOME anymore!

From Long Island, we traveled back to Pennsylvania, staying at my sister’s HOME and visiting with her family as well as Anne’s mother. We are there several times a year and sleeping in the apartment of my sister’s attic, it feels like as second HOME for us.

Thank you for investing in our lives once again as we care for those working in Bible Translation across the world, some far from Home, some near. I leave you with a few photos of our time there!

 
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Posted by on April 29, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

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Join the movement!

Join us as we explore the possibility of God’s family working together to
complete the work of the Great Commission. During this exciting
one-hour program, you’ll hear from:
Chris Fabry, on-air personality with Moody Radio, author of the book,
“The War Room,” and our host for the event.
Dr. John Chesnut, Wycliffe Bible Translators’ new president, and his wife, Kelly.
Jim Wise, director of ministry services and senior private wealth adviser with Wycliffe’s ministry partner, Ronald Blue Trust.
Janet Vaughan, Atlanta-based philanthropist and Bible translation
advocate.
Andy Keener, executive vice president of global partnerships for Wycliffe Bible Translators.
This free webcast is exclusively for friends of Wycliffe Bible Translators
and Ronald Blue Trust. There will be two showings of the webcast
on Thursday, May 2, 2019, at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. ET.
Please attend at the time that works best for you – online or by phone. 
Space is limited, so reserve your spot today by visiting: 
wycliffe.org/hiswordyourlegacy. Please email
 hiswordyourlegacy@wycliffe.org with any questions.
 
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Posted by on April 16, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

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Corporate Matching Gifts!

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“Double your pleasure. Double your fun!” That was Wrigley’schewing gum tag line. Well, how would you like to double your impact, the impact of your gift?

One of the smartest ways to do that is by giving through a Corporate Matching Giftsprogram.

Many corporations match the gifts of employees, and possibly those of spouses and retirees. Some will even match volunteer hours. Companies typically match the amount after a gift is made, but it is wise to begin the application promptly. Some employers will even set up automatic matching for repeating gifts.

Do you work for Amazon, Northrop Grumman Corporation, GM, or IBM? This are just some of the companies that have a matching gift program. 

That means your gift — whether to Wycliffe’s Worldwide Projects Fund, a specific project or to a missionary of your choice — may have double the impact, just by seeing if your company will match your gift, dollar for dollar.

Click hereto see if your employer will match yourdonation. 

*Paragraph partly taken from http://www.wycliffe.org

 
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Posted by on April 6, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

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Breakfast Love

“This is the best way to start a Saturday!”, said one!.

Saturday morning over 30 seniors in our area came for a delicious breakfast of pancakes, waffles, sausage and fruit. We love serving our members. Laughter permeated the room as everyone chatted together. We value people because God does too. Wish you were here!

 
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Posted by on April 1, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

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Imitation Psalm 23!

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Laura and Christine, March 1992, Irian Jaya, Indonesia.

It’s January 1, so naturally I’m cleaning my house like everyone else! I came across a journal I kept when we first arrived in Indonesia in March 1992. It’s so interesting to hear my thoughts. I was reminded of things that were so new but became so “ordinary” like lizards that live in your home. We left them so that they would eat the mosquitoes.

One evening, less than a month after arriving the girls and I (aged 6 and 7) wrote a silly poem based on Psalm 23.

M is for Mommy, I shall not want,
She makes me lie down in my bed,
She leads me to taksis each day,
She repairs my clothes,
She guides me through crowds of people for shopping sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valleys of Irian Jaya,
I will feel no evil,
My umbrella and string bag go with me.

She prepares my food three times a day
in the presence of ants.

Surely Mommy and Daddy will follow me to school
all the days of my youth,
And I will dwell in their house
for a long as they can stand me!

With apologies to King David!

Thanks for sticking with us from the heat of Indonesia to the warmth of North Carolina. The work continues reaching the Bible-less people groups of the world!

 
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Posted by on January 2, 2019 in Uncategorized