Tending an orchard is a lot of work! Even before the first fruit tree is planted, an aspiring orchardist (yes, that’s a word!) needs to carefully plan layouts and planting methods: ensuring that each tree will have access to sufficient sunlight. From that point on an orchardist waters, prunes, manages pests and disease, fertilizes, and […]
I definitely considered it, you know. I considered writing a big, misleading introduction to this post… filled with legitimate information, too! I’d have told you all about about the importance of church planting teams, how choosing co-workers is like getting married, and how much we depend on teammates in support ministries. In fact, don’t be […]
God continues to clarify the timing of our family’s transition to Mexico, and we still feel a bit like Dorothy caught up in that Kansas tornado! Everything swirls around us at an incredible rate, and as the dust settles it’s amazing to see how much is changing. We find this tightening our focus on the […]
Nibo labi Jesu? (Where was Jesus born?) Betelehemu ilu ara (Bethlehem, the city of wonder) Last week, my family began celebrating Advent – anticipating the promised coming of Jesus. We read how God foretold Christ’s coming through prophets, and found that people in the Old Testament became expectors: watching for the certain fulfillment of God’s […]
As our family continues preparing for ministry in Mexico, we are often inspired by news of what God is already doing among Mexico’s unreached. These updates are a welcome reminder that God is not dependent on us to accomplish His purposes in Mexico, encouraging us greatly on days when our departure seems too far in […]
So… what exactly goes into the process of Bible translation? How do we take the Word of God as we have it today, and communicate it clearly and accurately within a previously unreached language?