278 homes visited; encouraging friendships & visits; grateful for family & missions partnerships!

We’ve got lots of pictures for this update! Pictured at top is a copy of the Gospel of Luke and 50 chronological Bible stories in the Ludari language, the Roma language spoken in Slavonski Brod, Croatia, where we used to live. Sergej and Željka (pictured above) and the Pioneers team went to all 198 housesContinue reading “278 homes visited; encouraging friendships & visits; grateful for family & missions partnerships!”

Goosebumps for the Gospel?

Our colleagues in Slavonski Brod, Croatia, continue to hand out copies of the Gospel of Luke and 50 chronological Bible stories in the village near where we used to live. Not long ago they went to 40 different homes and offered a printed copy while also playing the audio through portable speakers. Only one familyContinue reading “Goosebumps for the Gospel?”

“That’s our language!”

O happy day! We praise the Lord for getting the Gospel of Luke and 50 chronological Bible stories printed in our 5th Roma language (called Ludari). This is the language spoken in the village in Slavonski Brod, Croatia, where we used to live. In the picture above, I’m standing in front of the Roma flagContinue reading ““That’s our language!””

Our daily prayer calendar for July 2022

To download this prayer list formatted as a calendar for printout, click below: July 1 Pray for wisdom for Todd consulting for the translation of Exodus in three languages spoken in Tanzania July 2 Praise God for providing a second car for us! Pray Todd will be a blessing to his mom, driving down toContinue reading “Our daily prayer calendar for July 2022”

Bible stories are now printed in Ludari language; God provided a second car; Matthew’s hospital bills resolved

Our list of things for which to praise God just keeps growing! Thank you for your faithful prayers. See how God is answering! ANOTHER BIBLE TRANSLATION UPDATE: The full-color, illustrated book with 50 chronological Bible stories in the Ludari Roma language has now been printed! We also printed these same stories in a diglot (two-languageContinue reading “Bible stories are now printed in Ludari language; God provided a second car; Matthew’s hospital bills resolved”

Translating Matthew & Exodus; visiting Mom; setting up our house

BIBLE TRANSLATION UPDATE There is so much to praise God for and so many answers to prayer: Over the last two weeks, I met by Zoom with the Roma translators each work day. We were spread out between me in Kansas City (seven time zones away) and the translators in various cities in Croatia, Serbia,Continue reading “Translating Matthew & Exodus; visiting Mom; setting up our house”

Kirsten graduating; Prices moving to Belton, MO; training Roma in Bible translation

Kirsten (18) graduates from home school high school and with her Associate of Arts degree (Ministry Studies) from Calvary University, Kansas City, MO, May 7, 2022. Congratulations, Kirsten and praise to God! After May she plans to be living on her own in KC and working. Shout out to our friend, Patrick Berthof (https://breakstuff.net/), andContinue reading “Kirsten graduating; Prices moving to Belton, MO; training Roma in Bible translation”

Praise God for finishing phase 1 of the Bible translation project

Today I filled out the final quarterly report for progress on the Gospel of Luke and 50 Bible stories in the Ludari Roma language. This completes phase 1 of the Bible translation project! In the report, I answered the following question, and gave the following prayer requests, which I wanted to share with all ofContinue reading “Praise God for finishing phase 1 of the Bible translation project”

Luke & 50 Bible stories are now in print in Ludari!

We praise God for bringing us to this wonderful milestone! This week, our colleague in Slavonski Brod, Croatia, picked up the print order of 400 copies of the Gospel of Luke and 50 chronological Bible stories (with a glossary of keywords) in the Ludari language, spoken by 25,000 Roma living in Croatia, Serbia and BosniaContinue reading “Luke & 50 Bible stories are now in print in Ludari!”

Dates, dances, and printing the Gospel of Luke & 50 Bible stories

Ariela (10) and I enjoyed a wonderful evening together with other daughters and FROGs (Fathers, Relatives or Other Guys) at her American Heritage Girls troop. The theme was dads as superheroes. I am blessed and honored to be her “hero”! We continue painting our house in Belton, MO, in prep for our move in mid-May.Continue reading “Dates, dances, and printing the Gospel of Luke & 50 Bible stories”