Pray for upcoming Bible translation consultations

The Roma Bible translators have completed the assignments for their Principles of Bible Translation class which I will be grading soon. From June 6-9 and June 27-July 1, I will be meeting over Zoom with the Roma Bible translators in Croatia and Serbia for the Arli, Chergash and Gurbet languages for the consultant check ofContinue reading “Pray for upcoming Bible translation consultations”

Editing, testing and checking finished in Ludari!

Thank you for praying for the translation work. Here are some updates: Yesterday, Zoki, Sergej and I finished the final checks in the Ludari language for the Gospel of Luke, 50 chronological Bible stories and the glossary. Today I sent the text of the Bible stories in to the graphic artist so she can beginContinue reading “Editing, testing and checking finished in Ludari!”

Matthew got his prosthetic arm and has moved to Atlanta; other exciting family happenings

Thank you all so much for praying. On Monday, Matthew got his long awaited prosthetic arm. It has been almost 22 months since his motorcycle accident, and 19 months since we started the process of working to get a prosthetic. The prosthestic arm is fiberglass, partially powered by battery and partial powered by body movement.Continue reading “Matthew got his prosthetic arm and has moved to Atlanta; other exciting family happenings”

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”