Day 7: Sowing God’s Word in Serbia and Croatia among the Roma

Because we would be crossing the border from Serbia into Croatia soon, we had another COVID test that morning, so we could present the negative test results, which had to be no older than 48 hours by the time we crossed the border. That went smoothly, and we were all negative. From there we droveContinue reading “Day 7: Sowing God’s Word in Serbia and Croatia among the Roma”

Day 5: Distribution of God’s Word in Serbia & Croatia

Last month, in the States, after we had already planned my trip to Serbia and Croatia, and made plans for which days we would do Scripture distribution in which cities, we found out that the pastors of several Roma churches would be away on those days at a conference. We were so disappointed, when weContinue reading “Day 5: Distribution of God’s Word in Serbia & Croatia”

Days 1-4: Distributing Roma translations in Serbia & Croatia

Thank you so much for your prayers for my trip. I left Sunday, Sept. 4, out of Kansas City. Everything went very smoothly, until it was time to leave from Atlanta, to Paris. There were problems with the plane, so we had to deplane and go to another terminal for a different plane, but theContinue reading “Days 1-4: Distributing Roma translations in Serbia & Croatia”

So, what have we learned so far?

We are praising God for bringing us to another milestone. As of this week, we have completed the consultant check for the entire Gospel of Luke in the Arli, Bayash, Chergash and Gurbet languages! We still have work to do as we check over the translation of key terms in the book, write the glossaryContinue reading “So, what have we learned so far?”

The Prices Write (September 2020, part 1)

Thank you for your faithful prayers for us! My (Todd’s) mom (pictured above) and dad both have pretty severe dementia and are no longer able to completely take care of themselves. They are living in their own house in Oklahoma City, and my sister, Tracey, and I are helping them out at this time. ItContinue reading “The Prices Write (September 2020, part 1)”

Of widows, coins and offering boxes

This week I am editing the translations of Luke 21. Communicating the meaning of God’s Word across languages is always fascinating but is a highly complex task. Take Luke 21:1-4 as an example. It says that the widow put in two lepta. Luke’s original audience understood Roman coinage and new that a lepton was theContinue reading “Of widows, coins and offering boxes”

Visiting California for more tests & second opinions

Christ is risen; He’s risen indeed! The weather was beautiful in Slavonski Brod, Croatia, for Ariela, Daniel, and Kirsten to enjoy an Easter egg hunt with Pam (pictured above). Matthew and I enjoyed worship at home in Kansas City with Elizabeth and Stephen. Thank you for praying for us. Matthew has had good appointments hereContinue reading “Visiting California for more tests & second opinions”

Update on Matthew; next steps moving forward (The Prices Write, April 2020

As most of you know, our 21-year old son, Matthew, was in a severe motorcycle accident near Walnut Creek, California, on January 18. He spent 46 days in the hospital and underwent ten surgeries, including the amputation of his left arm at the elbow. We praise God for sparing Matthew’s life during the accident andContinue reading “Update on Matthew; next steps moving forward (The Prices Write, April 2020”

Matthew's car sold; referrals sent to other hospitals; moving to KC this weekend

That was fast! The weather in Slavonski Brod, Croatia: sometimes sunny, sometimes snowy! Once again, I wanted to thank you all for your prayers for Matthew and us. Here’s the latest: We have now finished the paperwork requesting that Matthew’s medical records be sent to three hospitals along with a referral from his UCSF surgeon,Continue reading “Matthew's car sold; referrals sent to other hospitals; moving to KC this weekend”