Our daily prayer calendar for February 2023

To download this prayer list formatted as a calendar for printing out, click below: February 1 Pray for our family to have good health this winter February 2 Pray for Todd & the Chergash translators for clarity & accuracy as we translate the Gospel of Mark February 3 Pray for summer teamers to join usContinue reading “Our daily prayer calendar for February 2023”

Our daily prayer calendar for January 2023

To download this list as calendar formatted for printing, click below: January 1 Pray that many Roma would come to know and following Christ in 2023! January 2 Pray for Christmas ministry among our Roma, that many will have open hearts to the Gospel January 3 Pray for consistent work hours for Timothy & toContinue reading “Our daily prayer calendar for January 2023”

Thanksgiving & Christmas with family; Which is going faster, Jude or John?

We are doing well as a family and are enjoying the holiday season. Below are pictures of our Thanksgiving celebration, Christmas decorating and Messiah sing-along. We’re thankful all the kids can be with us this year for our first Christmas at our new-to-us home in Belton, Missouri. L-R: Kirsten (18), Daniel (14), Elizabeth, Ariela (11),Continue reading “Thanksgiving & Christmas with family; Which is going faster, Jude or John?”

Our daily prayer calendar for December 2022

To get this prayer list formatted as a calendar you can print out, click “Download” below: December 1 Pray for us to be focused on worship & on eternity as we serve the Lord December 2 Pray for many Roma to attend Christmas outreaches this month & next with open hearts for the Gospel DecemberContinue reading “Our daily prayer calendar for December 2022”

Genuine or true, pure or clean? Lost (and found) in translation, installment #10

LOST (& FOUND) IN TRANSLATIONWe praise God that we recently finished editing three Roma language translations of the Gospel of Matthew and began Paul’s letter to Titus. (I’m pictured above on Zoom doing a consultant check in Matthew.) In the first chapter there were several issues we had to wrestle with. For example, in TitusContinue reading “Genuine or true, pure or clean? Lost (and found) in translation, installment #10”

Our daily prayer calendar for November 2022

To get this prayer list formatted as a calendar you can print out, click “Download” below: November 1 Pray for Ariela to continue to grow through American Heritage Girl clubs, & for Pamala as she helps teach Ariela’s group November 2 Pray for Todd & the Gurbet translators for clarity & accuracy translating Matthew 27-28,Continue reading “Our daily prayer calendar for November 2022”

278 homes visited; encouraging friendships & visits; grateful for family & missions partnerships!

We’ve got lots of pictures for this update! Pictured at top is a copy of the Gospel of Luke and 50 chronological Bible stories in the Ludari language, the Roma language spoken in Slavonski Brod, Croatia, where we used to live. Sergej and Željka (pictured above) and the Pioneers team went to all 198 housesContinue reading “278 homes visited; encouraging friendships & visits; grateful for family & missions partnerships!”

Our daily prayer calendar for October 2022

To get this prayer list formatted as a calendar you can print out, click “Download” below: October 1 Praise God for safe travels to & from Slovakia, a great conference with the translators & a successful week of teaching October 2 Pray for edifying & refreshing Sundays for us…and for yourselves! October 3 Pray forContinue reading “Our daily prayer calendar for October 2022”

Excuse me while I “cover my feet”: Lost (and found) in translation, installment #9

I’m home from Slovakia; thank you for your prayers! In addition to the conference with The Word for the World Bible Translators (TWFTW), I taught a week of classes to our Roma Bible translators on the subject of sociolinguistics. They also had a second class on Bible translation principles. It was a joy to seeContinue reading “Excuse me while I “cover my feet”: Lost (and found) in translation, installment #9″

Our daily prayer calendar for September 2022

For this prayer list formatted as a calendar for printing out, click download below: September 1 Pray for Todd as he prepares to preach this Sunday, for God’s guidance, insight, wisdom & power September 2 Pray for Todd as he prepares class lectures for teaching Sociolinguistics in Serbo-Croatian in Slovakia September 3 Pray as Pam’sContinue reading “Our daily prayer calendar for September 2022”