Many people are confused as to where the buck stops. I will explain. The confusion, of course, comes from the multiple meanings of the word “Buck.” Buck can mean a male, perhaps a deer or a man with the name of Buck, or it can be slang for money, or a euphemism for a responsibility.
For the sake of poetic license, let’s call one of the guys in this picture Buck. Buck is a good name for him because he has a piece of buckshot inconveniently placed under his skin. He claims that it isn’t as fun as it sounds. I wonder if he will think his new name is funny. Hmm, maybe I’ll just keep it to myself. Anyway, this Buck does not stop here. This Buck will stop at the hospital in town. Buck is fortunate to be able to ride to town in a helicopter and be at a hospital within an hour of leaving the village. If it wasn’t for the helicopter it would take Buck two days to get good medical treatment.
Buck is English slang for a dollar. What makes Helicopters fly? Bucks! Generous people gave to provide the helicopter, a pilot, and a funds to help with medical flights. Today, these bucks did stop here. At other times these bucks stop in other places. We really appreciate these bucks and the people who gave them. A big thank you to all who support the Ethnos360 aviation program. (www.ethnos360aviation.org)
A buck can also be a responsibility. I have the responsibility of translating the Bible into the southern Isnag dialect. This week that buck stopped in our living room. These three ladies have been helping me with the first draft of 1st Corinthians. It is a real privilege to have this “buck” stop here. Thanks again to all who pray and give.
Prayer and Praise:
- “Buck,” the man, did not have any internal injuries and has recovered quickly.
- Our co-worker, Vicky has returned from furlough and is excited about getting back into ministry.
- The three ladies who worked as translation helpers worked well together and provided very good help.
Thank you for your prayers!
Jonathan & Heidi