FAMILY UPDATE: In October we enjoyed the cooler Fall weather, as you can see from the pictures below:
BIBLE TRANSLATION UPDATE:
As part of my training to become a Bible translation consultant, I checked several chapters of Ezekiel in the Eastern Slovak Roma language. Those working on the translation have done a great job and are now finishing this last book and preparing to print the completed Bible, a huge milestone. It was a joy to check the last verse in the last chapter (Ezekiel 48:34) of the final book they are translating. This is a hard book and a hard chapter to translate, but it ends with a very encouraging statement, reminding us of the glorious future that awaits God’s children: (in that Roma language) “O foros pes ole dživesestar vičinela: o RAJ hino ode”; (in English): “From now on the city will be called: the LORD is there”
For our 5th language, Ludari, our teammate, Sergej has been checking Luke chapter 9 in the Roma village in Slavonski Brod, Croatia, with our translators, Zoki and Stanoja. I have been checking chronological Bible stories 1-8 in Ludari, and examining the translation of key biblical terms in Luke to check for inconsistencies and spelling errors, as well as editing the first several glossary entries in that language.
I recently attended a four-day virtual conference on Bible translation which was very informative and helpful.
In October we spoke about Bible translation to a group of senior saints at a retirement center, John Knox Village, in Kansas City, spoke at a missions conference in KC, and I was interviewed for a podcast, which you can listen to here.
Thank you for your financial and prayer support for Bible translation for Roma!
Todd & Pamala Price (Matthew, Kirsten, Daniel & Ariela)