Team work & prayer for more workers

This week I had the privilege of observing a workshop (via Zoom) and learning from another mission as they checked the first half of the book of Jeremiah in a different Roma language spoken in another Easter European country. It is thrilling to see that, once they finish this and two more Old Testament propheticContinue reading “Team work & prayer for more workers”

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?”

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”

Luke 1-2 & 50 Bible stories printed & distributed in Gurbet & Arli

Before I had to quickly leave Croatia to come to the States after Matthew’s accident, we had been waiting for the printers in Serbia to print a booklet of Luke chapters 1-2 and a book of 50 illustrated Bible stories in three of the Roma languages (Gurbet, Arli and Chergash). These have been printed, andContinue reading “Luke 1-2 & 50 Bible stories printed & distributed in Gurbet & Arli”

How great our joy (The Prices Write, January 2020, part 1)

How great was our joy when our hands held the first printing of the first of the five translations we have been working on for the last three years: a 684-page book of 50 illustrated Bible stories, printed in parallel columns in the Croatian and Bayash languages, and a 24-page booklet containing the Gospel ofContinue reading “How great our joy (The Prices Write, January 2020, part 1)”

The crackle of wood, the barking of dogs …

The Prices Write, December 2019, part 1 The crackle of the logs in the woodstove heating our small room, the dogs barking excitedly at the horse passing by pulling the wagon, the neighbors blaring pop music through open windows so the whole neighborhood can know that they have just had a grandchild, the door toContinue reading “The crackle of wood, the barking of dogs …”

Recording the Bible for the first time

Please pray this week for a successful, first-time-ever recording of the newly translated Scriptures in the Roma dialect of Gurbet! This week an audio engineer, Brad, came from Michigan to train one of our Roma Bible translators, Goran, to make audio recordings so that all five Roma dialects we’re translating can also be recorded! GoranContinue reading “Recording the Bible for the first time”

Exciting progress on the Bible translations (The Prices Write, November 2019, part 1)

It is an exciting time for this Bible translation ministry! It’s not like that every day, so this feels extra special to be able to report these answers to prayer. Our vision is to see the New Testament and 50 essential Bible stories translated into five dialects spoken by the Roma living in Croatia, Serbia,Continue reading “Exciting progress on the Bible translations (The Prices Write, November 2019, part 1)”

“He’s reading in our language!” (The Prices Write, October 2019)

“This is unbelievable! He’s reading in our language!” This was the response when Zoran heard a Bible story for the very first time in his Roma language. For almost a year, we have been making steady progress translating a book containing 50 Bible stories into Ludari, the Roma language spoken in our village. This isContinue reading ““He’s reading in our language!” (The Prices Write, October 2019)”