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Ten days ago, Ken had surgery on his knee. Previous surgeries were uneventful and Ken was up and driving the next day.
Not so with this one. The doctor removed a large mass from his knee. Praise God with us, it is not malignant! But the space attracted a lot of blood. Two extra trips to the doctor to have the blood painfully removed were necessary. We are very hopeful today. It seems like the knee is starting to heal.
We’ve cancelled some parties and Ken has been working from his Lazy Boy chair in the living room!
Staying tucked in for a few days allows us to slow down and remember the holiday we are celebrating. If you have children or grandchildren, we are including the link to a very fun devotional you can use. There are Bible readings, follow up questions, a recipe and a challenge to pass on what the children learn.
The second link gives you “12 Days of Christmas with Kate & Mack”, another fun resource from Wycliffe. You could use this in your church as well!
Thank you for praying for Ken! We love you all!
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.
Worship, sharing stories, lessons on dealing with stress and “How to say ‘No'” were just some of the highlights of our 5 days at Wycliffe Bible Translators’ (WBT) headquarters in Orlando, Florida last week. Wycliffe’s “Stateside Connection” is a short program aimed at members who serve primarily in the USA. The purpose is to provide us with organizational tools and resources enabling us to become more efficient and to reconnect us with the home office staff, the people behind the scenes who serve so that we can serve.
Three to four times a year Ken goes to these meetings to consult with those that attend, just like we just did. He and/or one of his team members give a departmental presentation and then set up one-on-ones with people that desire it. It was great to receive training, learn more about our organizational resources and tools, and be pampered!
Anne met with the insurance and tech departments and received some great responses to her questions. Ken was able to utilize his free time and meet face-to face with colleagues from other departments.
We’re so grateful for a mission that sees the need to take care of its members! We feel ready to tackle our jobs with joy!
Here are some Bible Translation numbers!
The first 500 translations took 67 years to complete. The next 500 took only 17 years. The 1,000th completed translation occurred this year which was for the Keliko people of South Sudan.
There are approximately 2000 spoken languages around the world that still await a translation project to begin!
*More than 1,500 languages have access to the New Testament and some portions of the Scripture.
* More than 650 languages have the complete Bible.
* At least 7000 spoken or signed languages are known today.
*In terms of population, China represents one third of the translation need. That’s a lot of people!
Won’t you stop and pray for these people groups right now?
How will God use you in this task?
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
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
firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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