As 2017 draws to a close, we want to express our gratitude to God for his faithfulness!
2017 began with Bill barely able to walk across a room (injury). The year ended with him going up and down stairs in Chihuahua Mexico (recovery!) And lot of great things happened in between.
While in Chihuahua, Bill spent a couple weeks teaching several missionaries how to learn the higher levels of language they need for effective ministry. One couple will soon use Spanish to train Mexican missionaries in a Bible school. The other couple will use the techniques Bill taught them as they work to become fluent in Nahuatl, the language of an Unreached People Group. As part of the process, Bill was also training one of our Ethnos360 language learning consultants in Mexico. There will probably be some follow-up trips to Mexico to continue this kind of training.
In January, we head back to the Asia Pacific region. We’ll be on an different island this time (unnamed for security reasons). Bill will be involved in 4 workshops, training those who help missionaries with their language learning.
Please pray for wisdom, a fruitful trip, and for safe and smooth travel.
Ah, yes, “Safe, smooth travel.” That brings us back to the title of this post, 3 + 1 +2 = 6. Granted, Bill is bad at math, but he’s not that bad. We were supposed to have a 6-hour trip from Tijuana to Chihuahua: two 2-to-3-hour legs, and one hour on the ground in Guadalajara. 6 hours. A comedy of errors conspired to make the trip last 46 hours!
So when we ask you to pray for safe and smooth travel, there really can be reason to pray. You can even pray that we actually even arrive at our destination!
We appreciate your partnership in this ministry and wish God’s richest blessings on your new year in 2018.
(If you would like to read a longer, blow-by-blow recounting of that whole crazy trip, The Long Trip)