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”

Lost (and found) in translation: installment #3 ; Luke 1:1-2

The opening of a story or a letter is important since it sets the tone for, and makes clear the purpose of, what is being written. This is no less true for the books of the Bible, than for any other literature. Luke opens his gospel account with a densely worded introduction and sometimes theContinue reading “Lost (and found) in translation: installment #3 ; Luke 1:1-2”

Giving Tuesday, Ariela’s dance club, progress in Bible translation, visiting Mom

We’ve heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. But don’t forget Giving Tuesday, which is November 30–it’s a day to give back and to focus on sharing with others. Thank you for your faithful prayers and financial support for us and the ministry of Bible translation. If you would like to donate, please use theContinue reading “Giving Tuesday, Ariela’s dance club, progress in Bible translation, visiting Mom”

Bible translation, local church missions and Christian grieving (podcast)

I was privileged to be the guest of my good friend, Dr. Todd R. Chipman, for his recent podcast, “Voices of MCC”. MCC (Master’s Community Church, Kansas City, KS) is an amazing church with which we partner. We so enjoyed joining them last weekend at their annual missions conference. If you would like to listenContinue reading “Bible translation, local church missions and Christian grieving (podcast)”

Prayer for phase 2 of the Bible translation

We are almost done with phase 1 of the Bible translation project, which is translating the Gospel of Luke and 50 chronological Bible stories in five Roma languages. Phase 2 will involve continuing on with this project by translating more of the New Testament in as many of these five language as we can. InContinue reading “Prayer for phase 2 of the Bible translation”

The Prices Write (October 2021)

Thank you so much for your faithful prayers while I (Todd) was in Serbia and Croatia, September 5-17. We praise God that we were able to print books which contained the Gospel of Luke, 50 stories from creation to the return of Christ, and a glossary explaining important biblical terms. We printed 750 copies inContinue reading “The Prices Write (October 2021)”

Days 10 & 11: Sowing God’s Word among the Roma in Croatia and Serbia

After spending the night in the town where Djena and Biljana live, we drove an hour and a half to Slavonski Brod, the city where we used to live. It was great to meet up with our old teammates and the translators there in our old city. We showed the Roma village to Pierre andContinue reading “Days 10 & 11: Sowing God’s Word among the Roma in Croatia and Serbia”

Day 9: Freely sharing God’s truth in Croatia and Serbia

After spending the night in a small town in Serbia, we crossed into Croatia the next morning. Here we spent more time with the translators, discussing changes and improvements we will be making to speed up the Bible translation project and to get more translators and more churches involved. From there, we went to DjenaContinue reading “Day 9: Freely sharing God’s truth in Croatia and Serbia”

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”