How exciting! A brand new year in which we will serve our Lord together. May many more tribal groups hear the Word of God for the first time in this coming year. We continue to do our little part in His big plan for the world. We have been working with Wendy Rees, helping to equip her for her new ministry as the literacy coordinator for Latin America. We were blessed to have some concentrated training on a computer program that helps missionaries organize all their tribal language and culture information and then uses that for literacy, as well as linguistics, Bible translation, Bible lesson writing, etc. This will enable us and Wendy to better help with some of the tedious language analysis necessary to develop literacy programs.
Later this month, Joyce and I head out to MO, where the New Tribes Missionary candidates receive their training before being sent out to the mission fields around the world. Our focus will be on literacy training, but pray that we will also be a help and encouragement to all those preparing for missionary service during the weeks that we will be there. We dread the cold! It’s been a long time since we have had to deal with winter…brrr.