In this fast-paced world we live in today, two weeks without internet was quite the adjustment! Our only way of communicating with “the outside world” was via our 2-way radio. How thankful we are that our line of communication with our Heavenly Father is never “offline!”
Lance and I arrived in the village two weeks ago. Rats and bats had taken up residence in our house during the time we were away (at least there were no snakes this time)…so it took a few days to get things cleaned up and for us to feel settled in. Lance has finished checking through 1 and 2 Samuel and continues checking in other books he’d been translating while in the US this past year. He’s thankful for his two language assistants who help to make sure the meaning is clear, while they endeavor to stay true to the text. We so appreciate your prayers for this huge task of translating the Old Testament into the Higaunon language.
God had different plans than the ones we had made for our daughter and her family! There was much disappointment that they were not able to visit the village. The weather was not good on the only days they had available to fly. They returned to their city in East Asia only hours after we flew back to the village. They are back into full time language study.
We so enjoyed the time we had with our daughter and family, as well as their coworkers, during a conference they attended. Lance and I took care of the little ones while their parents were in meetings. There was plenty of time for us with our three grandchildren and we made lots of fun memories. After being together for more than 2 weeks, we really missed them when we parted. We’re so thankful we had that time together.
Please continue to pray for wisdom for us in the work God has for us to do. Our hope is to get Genesis and Exodus through a final check so it can be printed and distributed to the people. Imagine getting these books in your language for the first time! We take our copies of the Scriptures very much for granted, don’t we?!
Once again we want to express our deepest thanks for your partnership in this ministry to the Higaunon people.
Secure in Christ’s love,
Lance & Laura