Funerals, family & preparation to print Luke and Bible stories

Pam’s mom speaking at the funeral for her husband, Mal Hughes

FAMILY UPDATE

Pam’s dad, Mal Hughes, went to be with the Lord July 6. He had been in a memory care facility in Dallas, TX, for 2.5 years, due to his battle with Alzheimer’s. His funeral was in Denton, TX, July 9, and interment with full military honors will be August 13, at Dallas-Ft. Worth National Cemetery.

We’re thankful that we are in the States and able to attend the services and be together as a family. Now that her husband has passed away, Pam’s mom, Barbie Hughes (pictured above), will be relocating to Kansas City in December to be closer to Pam and her sister, Kim. Please pray for the process of moving her from Cross Roads, TX, to Belton, MO, and the process of downsizing and setting up a small apartment.

Todd’s dad passed away February 11, and his memorial will be held in Oklahoma City at Spring Creek Baptist Church on July 30. Please continue to pray for Todd’s mom, Geri, as she adjusts to life without her husband, Max. We’re grateful that her transition to the nursing home in Oklahoma City has gone well, and that we are in the States so we can visit her.

Daniel and Ariela each enjoyed a week at West Central Christian Service Camp in Missouri. They had fun with friends and cousins, enjoyed outdoor activities and had good Bible teaching. Ariela also had a week of day camp on the topic of Ruth and loyalty, ending in a fun tea party for the girls and their mothers (pictured above), provided by one of her Sunday school teachers.

TRANSLATION PROGRESS

We are approaching our deadline at the end of August for finishing the Gospel of Luke and 50 Bible stories in 4 of the 5 Roma languages (Arli, Bayash, Chergash and Gurbet). Below are the early mockups of the covers in each of the languages. The title is 50 Stories from the Bible and The Gospel of Luke. They will each have about 185 pages and will include 50 stories from Creation to the Return of Christ, giving the overarching storyline of the Bible, the entire Gospel of Luke and a glossary of significant biblical words, which are unfamiliar to the average Roma.

To get the texts ready to print, we have been working on checking spelling, punctuation, consistency in the use of key biblical terms, headings and footnote phraseology, and formatting. Please pray that we can get these printed (anywhere from 100 copies to 700 copies, depending on the language need) and that I will be able to travel to Croatia and Serbia in September for these to be distributed.

For the 5th language, Ludari, we continue to work on Luke, with the goal of finishing it and the 50 Bible stories by the end of January 2022.

Thank you for your faithful prayers and financial support which makes this Bible translation ministry possible. We couldn’t do it without you!
Todd & Pamala Price (Matthew, Kirsten, Daniel & Ariela)

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