Thank you all for praying us through the translation check. Missy’s back pain was not a hindrance to her like we feared it might be. Jason’s son Jedidiah made a full recovery and was able to enjoy a hike to the river on the last day they were here. The Amdu men who helped Missy and Jason with the translation check stayed focused and they were able to finish a bit ahead of schedule.
As we finished things up we were able to have a heart to heart talk with two of the helpers who had only attended a part of the foundation Bible teaching from Creation to Christ last year. They were excited about how clear the story from Acts was in their own language. We spent time sharing the Gospel with them and pointing to the many episodes in the first twelve chapters of Acts they had just heard that declare that Jesus is the only way we can be right with God.
Not many weeks from now Jason will be back in Amdu with his family to help our coworker Bart Allen check the first chapters of the book of Romans. We’re so thankful for Jason’s experience and the many people who support him so that he can be here assisting us and the Amdu people. Pray for Jason as he helps many missionary teams around the country. His ministry to us is invaluable.
While the pressure has certainly been lifted off Missy’s shoulders since the check finished, her work load hasn’t really decreased much. When all the final little details to the Acts portions that were checked have been made, she is going to begin to translate the book of Ephesians. Please pray for Missy in this as the jump from an historic book to an epistle poses many challenges. We’ll explain some of the nuances of that challenge to you in subsequent updates. But thank you for praying that the Lord would give Missy wisdom and stamina as she takes on this new project.
Thank you for partnering with us to proclaim Jesus, the only name under heaven which men can be saved!
Benjamin and Missy