Yesterday we celebrated our 14th wedding anniversary. Our co-worker Lori Morley watched all the kids so we could have a quiet dinner for two. We had salads, steak and baked potatoes with sparkling apple cider. Then we all got together for some blueberry cheesecake. We had a great time reminiscing about all the joys we have shared. We feel overwhelmed with all the Lord’s blessings.
Our special radio modem fried a couple weeks ago so we have been without e-mail. Through a rather costly repair we were able to get it back quickly. The alternative was to wait months to have it sent to Australia after which we may have had to pay just as much anyway. So we opted for the quick turn-around. We sure enjoy hearing from you and it helps us not to feel so far way so we are very thankful to have the modem back.
Teaching and Translation
The teaching in Simbari is on a break now. After attending daily meetings for nearly 2 months the people needed some time off. (we are giving the literacy students a break too) We will start back up in January. In the mean time we have been trying to get ahead some more in translation. We just finished translating parts of the Christmas story into the Simbari language. We can’t think of anything we would rather be doing this Christmas than translating the Christmas story. Someone said to us that we we were living their dream and some peoples nightmare. It is like a dream come true for us to be translating and teaching the Simbaris in their own language.
David and Shari Ogg
(Esther, Simon, Rachel and Jason)
Praise and Prayer:
- Praise that we received the hand-crank cassette players. They work great.
- Praise for a quick repair of our radio modem.
- Praise for the literacy class going so well. Even the slowest ones have caught on!
- Pray for David to make good progress on translation during the break in teaching.
- Pray for a good turnout when we start up meeting again.