People, People, Everywhere, Day 5 -10

We are so glad to have them in our lives. Friends, family and Team Members. While in Wichita we stopped by Central Community Church to try and speak with the outreach pastor.  He couldn’t see us, but his administrative assistant came to see us. Turns out she was a Wycliffe translator for ten years in the Philipines in the 80’s. Of everyone in the church she was the best person, we could have spoken with. Gods appointments already made for us. She was excited to see  She will be sure to get the information to the right people.

Later in the day, we were shopping at “Toys R Us” and we were helped by an employee from Uganda, Africa. We showed him the ScriptureEarth site on our Smartphone and he was enthralled. His mother tongue language right there on our smartphone. We gave him one of our Scripture Earth cards so he could find it again.

This ScriptureEarth tool is a worker even without us. Most migrants and refugees today are well connected on the internet. They can stay connected with family back home via the internet. Its just natural for them to share this exciting internet spot that is home to their language. Even if they are not in a relationship with Jesus. They will read, listen and watch the videos, simply because it’s in their language.

When we left Wichita we went 450 miles to a free campground called Pinewoods lake in Elleinore, Missouri. We arrived after dark. It was empty, no one there. They were nice paved sites with tables, lamp stands, and fire rings. It was right next to a small lake with boat ramp access.  I was thinking the only explanation for this must be a Zombie apocalypse having passed through here earlier. It was a good nights sleep, nothing exciting happened.

The following day we drove another 450 miles to a friends home in Friendsville, Tennessee. They also live on a lake but, in a very nice house. Its always good to re-connect with old friends. Then Friday we drove to our daughter Jody’s home in Hickory, NC. THE GRAND-KIDS home. It was a fun reunion. Saturday and Sunday we helped out around the house getting things ready for Christmas. Judy and I did the traditional Christmas eve last minute shopping and it was fun. The poor people we saw though, they looked exhausted.

Have a wonderful Christmas Eve and Christmas day.  God is always good!


Author: jimjudywycliffejourney

Jim and Judy have been with Wycliffe since 1984. They have served in aviation maintenance/management, motorcycle, and 4X4 training, recruitment, and facilities maintenance in multiple locations in the US and Africa. They currently work with America's Area, North Region, Scripture Access services team. They are a mobile USA team using the internet and face to face encounters with churches, ministries, Native American communities, Diaspora communities, refugee aid organizations, and individuals, introducing them to Through this website, those who did not grow up speaking English can access the Bible and other Scripture resources in the language they understand best. Would you consider becoming a part of their Wycliffe ministry partnership team? You can join their prayer or financial team by clicking on

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