Easter Island has always held so many secrets. All those statues keeping watch across the small island. How were they made and moved? Why? The island used to be teaming with people but by the time Wcyliffe’s Bible Translators arrived in the 1970’s, there were only 2,000 inhabitants on the island.
Check out the short video below. Rejoice in the transformation of the people once someone started paying close attention to their language. Languages are connected with the way people feel value.
This is why we support the work of Bible Translation. Value, worth, able to understand the very words of God…all good reasons to keep to our task of giving every people group the Bible in the language that speaks to their heart.
Thank you for praying and giving your hard earned money to help us do that. We love you all!
Ken has returned home from his week in Dallas, Texas. Thank you for praying!
He had a very full schedule, meeting with people one-on-one every hour over several days. As well, he was able to take the staff out for dinner who serve at the Wycliffe Senior independent living facility in Dallas, Texas. This facility is bigger than the one Anne manages in Waxhaw. It is set up more like a hotel, with everyone living under one roof.
Ken sends out a survey to see how he and his team has done after each of these events. Here is what one person wrote:
“I’m very appreciative of the Wycliffe USA Senior Benefits Dept making the time to come for face-to-face conversations. Specifically I appreciate Ken Haugh’s commitment to quality and compassionate service. I’ve [left] knowing [my] next steps and [am] encouraged.“
Ken has been in this position for less than three years. It can be stressful working with individuals because everyone’s financial situation is different from the next person. What was wonderful is that Ken felt more confident this time then ever before.
We attribute that to his hard work and yours as well. Thank you for standing with us in prayer!
We’ve just returned from a week in Pennsylvania. My sister and brother-in-law were able to go on vacation for a bit. It was a much needed time away. My mother is good natured and spends a good part of her day reading the Bible as well as some of her Bible devotionals. When she can’t sleep at night, she prays. My take away this week is doing the same: start praying when I am restless and can’t sleep.
Our oldest daughter, Laura, has taken two trips to Honduras with a group called “Glow” (Go Love Our World). Last night we joined others, listening to stories of the wonderful work that has been done by this group over the last couple of years. Laura, along with her husband, Josh, led our time in musical worship. We were in the middle of the woods on a hill just named “Halleluia Hilltop.” What fun! My goal is not just to be generous, but for it to be sacrificial as I look at the needs around me.
Ken has just arrived in Dallas, Texas. He has a full week of meetings with a number of members, looking over their financial profiles and helping them plan for their future retirement whether it is one year or 30 years hence. Thank you for praying for him. Each person is unique and requires a unique conversation.
You are unique as well! Thank you for joining in with us as we serve together supporting the work of Bible Translation.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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“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!
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!