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”

Our daily prayer calendar for December 2021

For this list in a calendar format for printing, download here: December 1 Pray for Pam’s mom, 91, packing to move from Cross Roads, TX, to Belton, MO, to be close to Pam’s sister, Kim, and us December 2 Pray for Pam, Daniel & Ariela in Cross Roads, TX, until 12/15, helping her mom packContinue reading “Our daily prayer calendar for December 2021”

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”

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 12-13: God’s Word for the Roma in Croatia and Serbia

After our two day stay in Slavonski Brod, Croatia, where we used to live, we drove three hours northeast to the Roma village of our Bayash translators. It was wonderful to see them again, and we enjoyed coffee and a huge lunch together! They shared some of their background and testimony with Pierre so heContinue reading “Days 12-13: God’s Word for the Roma in Croatia and Serbia”

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”

Day 8: Sharing God’s Word with Roma in Serbia and Croatia

On day 8 we met up with our Chergash translators, Djena and Biljana, who drove over from Croatia, at a Roma church in northern Serbia, where we introduced Pierre to the pastor there. The pastor has an amazing ministry in 10 villages and a huge heart for the poor and needy. With this pastor, weContinue reading “Day 8: Sharing God’s Word with Roma in Serbia and Croatia”