Our daily prayer calendar for October 2022

To get this prayer list formatted as a calendar you can print out, click “Download” below: October 1 Praise God for safe travels to & from Slovakia, a great conference with the translators & a successful week of teaching October 2 Pray for edifying & refreshing Sundays for us…and for yourselves! October 3 Pray forContinue reading “Our daily prayer calendar for October 2022”

How to hear the Word of God (or “They rejoiced because they understood”, Nehemiah 8:1-12)

This is a sermon I preached at our home church, CrossWay Bible Church, Blue Springs, MO, earlier this month, on the subject of how to read (or listen to) the Bible. I hope it will be a blessing to you for God’s glory.

Excuse me while I “cover my feet”: Lost (and found) in translation, installment #9

I’m home from Slovakia; thank you for your prayers! In addition to the conference with The Word for the World Bible Translators (TWFTW), I taught a week of classes to our Roma Bible translators on the subject of sociolinguistics. They also had a second class on Bible translation principles. It was a joy to seeContinue reading “Excuse me while I “cover my feet”: Lost (and found) in translation, installment #9″

“Oh for a 1,000 … languages to tell my great Redeemer’s praise”; Slovakia report part 1

I am on day 9 of my 11-day trip to Slovakia. Thank you for praying for me. The Lord has graciously answered so many prayer requests, including the following: I’ve had safety on all my flights and transport to the two different venues; my luggage made it safely; I have remained healthy; I was exhaustedContinue reading ““Oh for a 1,000 … languages to tell my great Redeemer’s praise”; Slovakia report part 1″

Flying to Slovakia tomorrow, prayers appreciated!

Tomorrow (Wednesday) morning I leave for an 11-day trip to Slovakia. I’ll be meeting with the Roma Bible translators and staff from The Word for The World Bible Translators for a conference, and then teaching the translators a week of classes on sociolinguistics. I’d appreciate pray for the following: Thank you for your prayers! HereContinue reading “Flying to Slovakia tomorrow, prayers appreciated!”

Our daily prayer calendar for September 2022

For this prayer list formatted as a calendar for printing out, click download below: September 1 Pray for Todd as he prepares to preach this Sunday, for God’s guidance, insight, wisdom & power September 2 Pray for Todd as he prepares class lectures for teaching Sociolinguistics in Serbo-Croatian in Slovakia September 3 Pray as Pam’sContinue reading “Our daily prayer calendar for September 2022”

What is the “therefore” there for? Who’s got talents? (Lost [and found] in translation; installment #8)

We’ve recently had the privilege of speaking at a few of the churches which support our ministry financially. It has been a joy to catch up with those we haven’t seen for several years, be able to preach the Word, and give an in-person update on our family and the progress of our Bible translationContinue reading “What is the “therefore” there for? Who’s got talents? (Lost [and found] in translation; installment #8)”

Lost (and found) in translation: Installment #7: seed pickers & babblers; prayer request for my mom, for Bible distribution, pics from Ariela’s birthday

I’m currently preparing to teach a class to our Roma Bible translators on the topic of “sociolinguistics”. What is sociolinguistics? I’m so glad you asked! One simple definition is “sociolinguistics is that part of linguistics which is concerned with language as a social and cultural phenomenon.” Practically speaking, it is a study of how weContinue reading “Lost (and found) in translation: Installment #7: seed pickers & babblers; prayer request for my mom, for Bible distribution, pics from Ariela’s birthday”

Lost (and found) in translation, installment #6: Jonah’s sign; signs of time or weather; flesh and blood

Each week I meet over Zoom to consult with the Roma Bible translators in Croatia, Serbia, Slovakia and the Czech Republic in three languages: Arli, Chergash and Gurbet. What do we do in those sessions? We read through each verse and I ask questions for clarification and give advice to help improve the translations. WhatContinue reading “Lost (and found) in translation, installment #6: Jonah’s sign; signs of time or weather; flesh and blood”

Our daily prayer calendar for August 2022

For this prayer list formatted as a calendar for printing out, click download below: August 1 Pray we will be a blessing & encouragement to Todd’s mom as we visit her today at her nursing home in Oklahoma City August 2 Pray for kids who attended our VBS missions classes to develop a deep loveContinue reading “Our daily prayer calendar for August 2022”