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.

Then ...

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Countdown to Literacy Workshop

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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 the same vowel.

So we appreciate your prayers as we begin training 10 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 and ...

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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 it, ...

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Kuna literacy update

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The results of the first 9 months using the newly revised literacy program have been very encouraging. Students of all ages have completed the 5 book series and are now reading in Kuna! There are Kuna Grandmas who had given up hope on ever being able to read God’s Word who are now reading and encouraging others. By the end of December there will be 132 graduates of 570 students! The testimonies at the conference of how well the literacy ...

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Testimony of literacy student

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Meet Eudelina. She is a lively, beautiful Kuna lady who shared the following testimony and prayer request at the conference in Panama, “I am a pastor’s wife and also a literacy student! For many years I have come to these conferences. I love to hear God’s Word and grow in Him. But as I watched the other ladies who can read, I just couldn’t figure out how the marks on the paper made any sense. The other ladies would talk ...

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standing side-by-side

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We are so thankful for those fellow servants of Christ who stand side-by-side with us for the Gospel’s sake! Our next trip is to Canada to help with the literacy training given to missionary candidates. It is always such a joy to meet the young people preparing to serve the Lord all around the world. And then we have the privilege of re-connecting with them on the mission fields as they begin their literacy ministries!

We also have been working on ...

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