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”

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”

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 6: Distributing God’s Word in Serbia and Croatia

We had the opportunity to meet with another local Roma pastor and gift him with 100 copies of Luke and Bible stories in the Arli language. This is the largest Roma church in Serbia, begun about 35 years ago after the revival began among the Roma in Serbia in the mid-1980s. Afterwards, we were ableContinue reading “Day 6: Distributing God’s Word in Serbia and Croatia”

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”

Boarding flight to Europe

Hello from Atlanta! I’m ready to board my flight for the next leg of my journey, stopping in Paris on the way to Serbia. Things have gone very smoothly so far. Please pray there will be no flight delays and no problem entering Serbia. They have a requirement that I must present a negative COVIDContinue reading “Boarding flight to Europe”

The Prices Write (July 2021)

FAMILY UPDATE We enjoyed a relaxing Father’s Day at home, with the kids coming by to visit (L-R: Timothy 30, Daniel 13, Kirsten 17, me, Elizabeth Sell 25, Ariela 9, Stephen Sell 25, Matthew 22, [Jonathan 29 in San Francisco]). This was my first Father’s Day since my dad passed away so it was bittersweetContinue reading “The Prices Write (July 2021)”

“But will they understand it?” Pray for field testing today and tomorrow of Luke in the Chergash language

We love working on the translation of the Scriptures into the various Roma languages. At the end of the day, however, if the average Roma does not understand what it says, then we have missed our goal. That is why it is so important to do what we call “field testing” or “community checking”. ThisContinue reading ““But will they understand it?” Pray for field testing today and tomorrow of Luke in the Chergash language”