Our excitement is mounting…

Thousands of people are already finding ScriptureEarth.org and the Word of God in their heart language. A comment to one of the Facebook ads from Jerry Yellowhawk, translator for Lakota, “We have been working on this translation project for years, I’m glad someone put it out there. Thank you.”   A pastor on our prayer team shared today “We have shared it through our little mission church several times–a high school freshmen enrolled in German 1–with plans for 3 years–was so excited she shared it with her friends.  At Smyrna/Atlanta, at Bethel Bible (Re)Training Seminar–I shared the address with other students and the staff.  The folks who have been on Bethel Training trips to Africa were very excited-thankful.  My fellow student Lalitha P is a former Hindu Tamil speaker from India who latched on to it!!  Send more cards as we can surely use them”

People ask us, “What is this new assignment going to look like for us?  What is the proposed day to day activities? 

We will be visiting cities across the US that have significant refugee or Native American populations.

    • Introducing church and refugee ministry staff to ScriptureEarth.org, and how to use it.
    • Help them discover which people groups are living within 3 – 5 miles of their church.
    • We will help them build a vision for bringing people to Christ by using Scripture in the people’s heart language.
    • Our plan also includes visiting Native American schools, cultural and visitor centers, cultural radio and TV stations and local ethnic community stores. We will be stopping at University and public libraries, Christian schools, Christian radio and TV stations, local newspapers, and more as God leads.

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Our visits will coincide with Scripture Earth Facebook advertising to people groups who do not use English at home. Our team’s Facebook advertising has been extremely successful. After only two months there have been nearly 80,000 views of the ScriptureEarth.org ads on Facebook!

We are excited and passionate about what God is doing with ScriptureEarth.org. 75 years of Bible Translation; the scriptures in text form, audio, and video in thousands of languages accessible on one website. It’s all FREE, no cost, registration or subscription. It’s hard to believe that God chose Judy and me to do this work. And, He has also chosen you to partner with us in this ministry. The people we are hoping to reach will be forever grateful.

I, Jim, still have a 20% Wycliffe assignment to take teams to Chad for special facility maintenance projects. The next project is tentatively planned for April / May 2019, replumbing an 8 unit guest house apartment complex. Let me know if you’d like to join me. I also have a 10% assignment teaching motorcycle and 4X4 driving safety and maintenance to national and expatriate Bible translators and literacy workers around the world. The next trip is tentatively planned for early December 2018 to Papua New Guinea.

Scripture once understood, always impacts hearts!                                                                 Call or email if you have any questions.

Jim and Judy McCabe

520 599-2470

jim_mccabe@sil.org

We’d be grateful for you sharing this page on any of the locations below.

Choose your Tile…

We have heard people say…        

“We’re planning to partner with you, but we haven’t decided on an amount yet.” If you have said that, or have been thinking and praying about it, NOW is the time! Choose your tile!

The colored tiles represent the amount of shortfall in our monthly Wycliffe ministry budget. The partnership can be accomplished by a monthly, quarterly or annual financial investment.  Each tile represents a person, family, or group committed to seeing God’s word accessible to all! Before we can be released by Wycliffe to work full time on our assignment promoting ScriptureEarth.org, we must be at 100% of our Wycliffe budget.  If God is leading you to choose a tile amount or your own amount, go online here and enter how God is leading you to partner with our Wycliffe ministry. You can also send in what God is leading you to Wycliffe Bible Translators, PO Box 628200, Orlando, FL 32862. Make your check out to Wycliffe and do not place our name on the memo line. Rather include a separate note “Preference for the Wycliffe ministry of Jim and Judy McCabe, account # 221793.”

X = Even before we published this we received two new monthly partnerships! Our Faithful Father is building this Team!

Our faith goal is to be at 100% of our Wycliffe budget by Oct. 1. 

Each time we step out in faith, He is more faithful. I Thess. 5:24- Faithful is He who calls you and He also will bring it to pass.

Thank you for praying with us and investing in our Wycliffe ministry. 

Jim and Judy McCabe 

520 599-2470 – Feel free to call if you have any questions or need help with the partner process

Beating the Blahs

A thoughtful post by a friend.

From the Inside Out

“Stand with me and sing!” invites the enthusiastic worship leader on the church platform, while guitars begin an upbeat tune and drums rap out a foot-tapping rhythm.

Around me people sway a bit to the music, some raise their hands, others worship with eyes closed.

And though I, too, sway and raise my hands, I have to admit my heart’s not in it. For some reason, lyrics that have brought me to joyful tears on other occasions are not penetrating today.

My spirit seems paralyzed—no feeling whatsoever. Efforts to engage—focusing on the words and imagining my Heavenly Father on his throne, listening with parental pleasure—don’t seem to help.

What’s wrong with me? I wonder.

Perhaps you’ve experienced the same numbness in corporate worship, maybe during personal quiet time or at prayer. And like me, you’ve felt certain that something must be wrong.

Granted, we worship God to honor him. Our…

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Our excitement is mounting…

Thousands of people are finding scripture resources in their heart language at ScriptureEarth.org  Jerry Yellowhawk, translator for the Lakota people, commented on one of the ScriptureEarth Facebook ads, “We have been working on this translation project for years, I’m glad someone put it out there. Thank you.”   Another pastor/ friend emailed today, “We have shared the SE website through our little mission church several times–a high school freshmen enrolled in German 1 was so excited she shared it with her friends.  At Bethel Bible Training Seminar–I shared the SE website with other students and the staff.  The folks who have been on Bethel training trips to Africa were very excited & thankful.  Send more cards as we can surely use them

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Praise God for one prayer and two financial partners who joined our partnership team this week. Please ask God to call 25 more team members by Oct 1 to complete our Wycliffe prayer and financial partnership team so we can begin our new assignment. Thank you for praying. 

People ask us, “What is this new assignment going to look like for us?  

We will be visiting cities across the US that have significant refugee or Native American populations.

    • Introducing church and refugee ministry staff to ScriptureEarth.org, and how to use it.
    • Help them discover which people groups are living within 3 – 5 miles of their church.
    • We will help them build a vision for bringing people to Christ by using Scripture in the people’s heart language.
    • We will also visit Native American schools, radio and TV stations and local ethnic community stores and events.
    • We will be stopping at Universities and public libraries, Christian schools and businesses, radio and TV stations and local newspapers.
    • Our visits will often coincide with posting ScriptureEarth Facebook advertising to minority language people groups.

We are excited and passionate about what God is doing through this one website,  ScriptureEarth.org  It’s hard to believe that God chose Judy and me to do this work. Will you join our Wycliffe ministry to reach more people with the Word of God? The people we are reaching will be forever grateful.                          

Occasional overseas assignments

I, Jim, will continue traveling internationally once or twice a year with the JAARS Land Transportation program. I’ll be teaching motorcycle and 4X4 driving safety and maintenance to national and expatriate Bible translators and literacy workers. The next trip is tentatively planned for early December 2018 to Papua New Guinea.

We will continue to travel to Chad, Africa once a year leading teams to accomplish special facility maintenance projects. The next project is tentatively planned for April / May 2019.  The project is to replace the plumbing in an 8 unit SIL guest house. I’ll need two plumbers, an electrician, a mason and several general handymen/women. Let me know if you’d like to join me for one or up to six weeks of this missions trip. 

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Scripture once understood always impacts hearts! Please let us know if you’d like some ScriptureEarth.org cards to give to your church, small groups, pastors, libraries, study groups, etc. 

Thanks for all you do for us!

Jim and Judy McCabe
520 599-2470

80,000 views of www.ScriptureEarth.org ads on Facebook

80,000 views of www.ScriptureEarth.org on Facebook ads!

The SIL Americas’ Scripture Access team we are hoping to join currently has 9 members.  This team has been busy promoting the use of the website www.ScriptureEarth.org to people whose first language is not English but living in North America.

Here is a short list of some of the languages that they have reached out to:  Navajo, Hopi, Zuni, Rwanda Kinyarwanda, Assyrian, Nepali, Metlatonoc Mixtec, Somali, Akan, Zacatlan Nahuatl, Gwich’in,  Amatlan Zapotec,  Akateco, Mong Njua, Agutaynen, Tagalog, Yoruba, Cora.

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Facebook Ads

One way the Scripture Access team is working to reach out to these language groups is by posting Facebook Ads. The ads focus on specific areas of North America where speakers of these language groups live. They can focus on an area as small as an apartment complex. Then they receive the analytics; letting them know the success of the advertisement.

Here is an example of the analytics for the Rwanda ad. The ad, a short Bible story, was seen by 1,495 people; 228 people ‘liked’ it, and 7 people ‘shared’ it with their friends. As a result, many others have looked at the Bible in Rwanda on ScriptureEarth.

To see it yourself, you can click the hyperlink below and go directly to the Rwanda ScriptureEarth.org page.   https://goo.gl/bng8H6  There you will find Scripture in text form, audio, and video in Rwandan.

After only two months there have been nearly 80,000 views of www.ScriptureEarth.org ads on Facebook. Potentially 80,000 people given access to Scripture in their heart language.  We believe this is proving to be a very effective tool.

Judy and I greatly desire to join the Scripture Access team to multiply and broaden their efforts.  We can only do that when our prayer and financial partnership team is large enough to fully fund our Wycliffe ministry. Please pray that God will call out an additional 30 partners by Oct. 1st.  Might one of them be you? Click here to see how to join our sending team.” 

Once the partnership team is complete we will hit the road to promote ScriptureEarth.org to churches, universities, and ministries who are helping the refugee, immigrant, and Native American populations.  At times we will be working in areas where the Facebook ads have run to reinforce that effort.

The Family:
Judy and I are doing great, even though tired from all the travels. We are currently back in Tucson. We leave Aug 8 for our daughters home in NC. She will be giving birth to our third grandchild. Judy will be helping with the older kids and I will continue our work of expanding our Wycliffe partnership team.

Jody’s pregnancy is going well. Pray that he doesn’t come before we arrive. The grandkids are having good adventures this summer. Violette had 7 teeth pulled cuz of overcrowding! Brave girl! Caleb works hard at his job and the house remodeling.

Josh and his new wife Ani are 3/4 of the way through their two month trip in the USA; introducing Ani to the family from coast to coast. This is her first time in the USA. They return to Russia Aug 1.

Jordan is still based at the Grand Canyon as a firefighter on the helicopter crew. He is currently on a fire in northern Nevada.

It’s summer here in Tucson and so it’s hot, but the summer rains have cooled it down a bit.

Thank you for praying for us, encouraging us and supporting our Wycliffe ministry.

Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.   John 8:32 NIV

Community Service May 2018

 

Hume Lake Christian Camps…

20180511_062400-EFFECTSMay 6-11, Judy and I had the awesome privilege to serve with a community of believers at Hume Lake Christian camps. Men on a Mission (and women too) from Emmanuel Faith Community Church in Escondido CA have been making the trip to Hume for 20 years to serve the camp by preparing things for the coming summer camps. Did you know this camp hosts 20,000 campers each summer? This was our first time to join in this annual event. It was an excellent experience to be part of a community of over 300 people to bless this camp. Kids to seniors joined in and got “down and dirty”. I served with a group of guys in the auto shop, some of us pulling a runout engine out of a pick-up truck and replacing with a good used one. I enjoyed serving along with Mike and Larry, helping Scott the full-time Hume auto mechanic.

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20180509_161316-COLLAGE.jpg50 years ago as a 6th grader, I came to Wagon Train camp and stayed in one of these wagons. That summer I received Jesus as my Savior and began an incredible journey of growing in Jesus and serving Him all over the world.

20180507_103420-COLLAGE.jpgJudy did several things. She started with pulling apart foam mattresses to make a bumpy surface which would be attached to a portable wooden set and painted to look like lava rocks. It was finger breaking, so she tried raking pine needles and found that feet breaking (not literally), so she found her place in painting fluorescent paint on silk leaves to add to the rock scene.  Doing this gave us the wonderful opportunity to connect with new people, new friends, all part of this community called, The Body of Christ.

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The majestic Sequoia and delicate berry blossoms existing side by side.

Thanks again for praying for us as we traveled in CA and shared about our new Wycliffe ministry and inviting others to partner with us. Did you know that since 2016 the number of visits to ScriptureEarth.org has doubled each year and as of this April have already doubled from 2017? You are having that effect as you pray and support our Wycliffe ministry. People are finding the Scriptures in their heart language.

Thanks! Please keep praying for more people to join our Wycliffe prayer and financial team. We are still 15% short of our Wycliffe required budget.

Jim and Judy McCabe

 

ScriptureEarth.org

Jim and Judy McCabe

Jim and Judy McCabe

The Bible is the foundation of the church. The church has the opportunity and responsibility of communicating the love of God to all people in all locations of the world. Jim and Judy want to help the church accomplish this. SIL International in partnership with Wycliffe has developed a new tool for the church to use in getting this job done. http://www.ScriptureEarth.org

Jim and Judy will be crisscrossing the USA in a very strategic method making face to face encounters with churches, ministries, Native American and immigrant communities, refugee aid organizations, and individuals, introducing them to www.scriptureearth.org and helping them learn to use it. Through this website, non-English speakers can access scriptures in their mother tongue or heart language.

Would you consider becoming a part of their Wycliffe ministry partnership team? You can join their financial team by clicking here. If you’d like to receive their Wycliffe ministry newsletter and info on how to pray for them, click here.

Jim and Judy will continue travel to Chad, Africa leading teams to accomplish special facilities maintenance projects for Bible Translators. Jim will also continue traveling to countries in Africa as part of an African area transportation team, training national  Bible translators and literacy workers motorcycle & 4X4 driving safety and vehicle maintenance. All of this in an effort to connect individuals to Jesus. You too can be a part of this by clicking here!