access to God’s Written Word

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Serving at training centers in Colombia & England where God is preparing dedicated & talented young people for ministries all around the world

God is preparing dedicated & talented young people for ministries all around the world

Putting on the miles…

Since our last letter we’ve put on a few more miles to Colombia and England, worked with a team from Papua New Guinea on a revision of their literacy program, and lead some annual meetings with the team that translates church planting resources into Spanish. Life is full and we thank God for each day that we can walk together with Him.

What’s next?

These next ...

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a new year and new travels

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training future literacy workers

training future literacy workers

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 ...

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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 write literacy materials in these languages.

What an opportunity to see God’s Word impact people in Mozambique! ...

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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 language.

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Countdown to Literacy Workshop

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Pray for many readers among the Jiw people

Pray for many readers among the Jiw people

...that Jiw families will have access to God's Word in their language

…that Jiw families will have access to God’s Word in their language

This week begins the Literacy Workshop here in Colombia. We’ve been getting all the language data ready for the Jiw and Cubeo languages, making sure everything ready for the new computer program that will help us write their literacy materials.

Just look at the letters in the Cubeo language! There are vowels with marked nasalization, high tone, and then nasalization and tone together on ...

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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 that is working ...

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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 enhancing their ministries in the region.

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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

…then doing it.

then doing it

After the workshop we traveled into a village and had a great time ...

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Philippine halo-halo (or “mix-mix”)

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halo-halo (or "mix-mix") a popular Filipino dessert

halo-halo (or "mix-mix") a popular Filipino dessert

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 ...

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Where to next?

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Where in the world?

Where in the world?

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 it, if ...

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