a new year and new travels

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Are you ready to join us through prayer on the adventures of a new year? Next week we begin our travels with a trip to Colombia where we will be helping one more time with the literacy course in the training center for missionary candidates. Over the last few years we’ve been training Martha who is now ready to lead the training. We will be there this last time to give input and encouragement.

The missionary training centers are an ...

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20 and counting…

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20 flags

How many countries?

Recently we were asked how many countries we have traveled to and ministered in. So we had to stop and count. It has been 20 countries. And by God’s grace, may there be many, many more in the years ahead! We are so thankful that this has not been a journey that we’ve had to walk alone. Thank you for partnering with us ...

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Literacy Primer Production Improvements

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Thanks so much for your prayers while we were in Bolivia at the missionary candidate center.  How we appreciate these young people preparing for missionary service! There were students from Chile, Argentina and of course, Bolivia.

So what do we do when we are not collecting stamps in our passports? Office work! Now, office work may not sound as exciting as traveling around the world, but it prepares us and the resources so that we can serve the missionary teams ...

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off and running again…to Africa!

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Ladies with Babies Carrying Baskets on HeadsWe are about ready to head to Mozambique. As we did recently in Colombia, we’ll begin by equipping a group of people arriving from several countries in Africa so that they will be able to help their fields with literacy. Then teams from 3 language groups in Mozambique join us with speakers from their villages and we’ll put it all into practice as we ...
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What a team!

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What a team!

Thank you so much for your prayers during the Literacy Workshop in Colombia.  It was a completely wonderful, exhausting and profitable time! The first days were with the ten people from different countries in South America who were beginning the training for literacy ministries. It was obvious that God sent each one not just to learn but because they had specific gifts that were needed in the project of writing literacy materials for the Jiw and Cubeo ...

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100% funded

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We have some very exciting news! God provided 100% of the funds that were necessary for the upcoming literacy workshop!!! Thanks to everyone who joined us in prayer and gifts. There is rejoicing all throughout Latin America as everyone who was supposed to be at the workshop will now be able to attend. What a miracle and confirmation from God that He intends to do some very great things!

Meet the team… 

So as we think of the team ...

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Investing in God’s Word throughout Latin America

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Guaymi - BibleWe are excited to invite you to partner with us in an important ministry opportunity! In February 2015, a group of literacy consultants and consultants-in-training from all over Latin America will meet together in Colombia for an intense, 3 week literacy workshop. This will sharpen the literacy workers’ skills through hands-on, practical work. It will also help to build personal contacts with the other literacy workers, encouraging and ...
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Africa and back

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Back from Mozambique and praising God for big steps taken!

The first week in Mozambique was a literacy workshop with the missionaries on the field. We met with each of the church planting teams and made plans for their literacy programs. Next year we will return to help 3 different language groups write literacy courses. How exciting to think of what God might do!

Literacy workshop, learning a step…

2. literacy workshop with missionaries

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Philippine halo-halo (or “mix-mix”)

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We are back from the Philippines and thanking God for all He did! We found the Philippines full of new and interesting things! One of these is a common Filipino dessert called halo-halo (or “mix-mix”). It’s made of layers of boiled garbanzo beans, kidney beans, shredded coconut, sugar palm fruit, caramelized plantains, sweet potato, shaved ice, gelled seaweed of various colors, cheese, rice, tapioca, more shaved ice, topped with purple yam and ice cream with evaporated milk ...

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Where to next?

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Lots of travels already this year and we are preparing for the next trip. Let’s see how you know your world facts and if you can discern where we are going in a few weeks…

*A local delicacy is balut which is a developing duck embryo that is boiled alive and eaten in the shell. The eggs are savored for their balance of textures and flavors, from the broth surrounding the embryo…I won’t go any farther! Google ...

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