“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”

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”

Matthew off all IVs, to be discharged soon

Yesterday throughout the day, they lowered Matthew’s IV medications, and this morning stopped it completely. We are so excited since this means that he is no longer tethered to the IV pole. Now Matthew can put his shirt on since all the IV lines which were in the way are no longer hooked up. Now,Continue reading “Matthew off all IVs, to be discharged soon”

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”

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)”

What do our Roma Bible translations look and sound like?

We’re back in the States for a month but unfortunately won’t be able to visit all of you in person. We wanted to share an update on the Roma Bible translation ministry we are doing in Croatia and Serbia so we’ve prepared this 10 minute video. Watch this video to see and hear what theContinue reading “What do our Roma Bible translations look and sound like?”

Pray for the Bible translation team’s progress

Each financial quarter, our dear friends at The Seed Company send out a brief report on the progress of our Roma Bible translations, so prayer partners can see the progress and pray for the needs. In this blog post I am sharing portions of that so you can know and pray as well. This isContinue reading “Pray for the Bible translation team’s progress”

Thank you for praying for the translation workshop

Thank you for praying over the last 11 days for our Bible translation workshop. With our consultant from The Seed Company we checked, proofread, edited and improved the translations of Luke chapters 6-8 in four Roma dialects (Arli, Bayash, Chergash and Gurbet). Two of the days were held in Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, whileContinue reading “Thank you for praying for the translation workshop”

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