speechless by languages

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God’s amazing wisdom and power can be seen in every area of life. Look at vastness of the universe with its stars and planets! Or the tiny perfection of a molecule. Or the intricacies of the human body.

 

 

 

 

Speechless by languages

In the same way, we have the privilege of observing God’s intelligence and design in the world’s languages. Each one is so unique but perfectly logical and following its own patterns. Even the exceptions in languages are predictable! That’s our God.

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a new year with new opportunities

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This new year is filled with wonderful opportunities to continue serving alongside some wonderful servants of the Lord to see God’s Word have access into the languages in all the corners of the world.

Here’s a quick look at the current plans for 2017:

  • England to the missionary candidate training center. We will also have trainers from W. Africa joining as they prepare to begin literacy training in Senegal in French later this year.
  • quick trip to N. Ireland to visit some friends, just for ...
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Wrapping up in Thailand

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Nit

Nit teaches literacy in outreach village.

As you receive this, I will have wrapped up the last interviews and caught the final photo opportunities before heading back down to the big city.

Saturday we took an eight-hour bus ride north from Chiang Mai to the very edge of Thailand in order to spend time with the team among the Prai people. Sunday morning we attended a church service in one village, and Sunday evening, an outreach to a village up in the mountains on the ...

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Thailand & Canada

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Thanks so much for praying with us and all the encouraging words as we made the long trip to Africa and the Philippines! We are so thankful for the 8 teams that we were able to work with and the literacy materials that were written for these languages.
primer covers for a language in the Philippines comparing the progression of farming to learning to read

primer covers for a language in the Philippines comparing the progression of farming to learning to read

We are now getting ready for our next trips to Thailand and then Canada. The meetings in ...

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four more…

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presenting the first primer

presenting the first primer

4 more weeks & 4 more languages!

Greetings from the Philippines. We are more than half done with our around-the-world trip and praising God for His faithfulness every step of the way.

We spent a month in Senegal where we held a literacy workshop for the field and then worked with 3 languages, writing literacy curriculum so that people would be able to learn to read the Bible translated into their languages. One of these languages was that particularly ...

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around the world in 68 days!

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Jerry & Joyce

Jerry & Joyce

All the preparations are coming to an end and it’s about time to embark on our long trip. We will be working in 3 countries (Senegal, Burkina Faso and the Philippines) on 8 languages. And the route takes us completely around the world! But what excites our hearts and motivates us is that God will use this time so that many, many people will be able to learn to read His Word in their own languages.

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Welcoming new granddaughter

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Baby Bella

We wanted to let you know that she’s here! Isabella Marie Collins was born on May 28. She weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces and was 18 ¾ inches long. We praise God with Joey & Connie for this little miracle. Bella is our eighth grandchild, but it just never gets old! We can’t get enough time holding our newest little love and kissing those tiny fingers!

If you are interested in pictures of us with Bella, click on the Photo ...

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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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Ten… Three… One!

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Church Leader Seminar (group 1)Palawano Church Leaders Seminar 2016

TEN PALAWANOS… What a joy! We just spent three days teaching ten Palawanos who are eager to grow in God’s Word, to lead and to have an impact in the church down south. They endured several hours of hiking through the forest and a six-hour, bumpy, rough-road ride squished in a van to come to the city for the seminar.

THREE DAYS… Bill taught through the book of Galatians, emphasizing the true Gospel of grace and addressing the ...

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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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