God has opened many doors for us to share the Scripture Earth website in Dallas since we arrived on January 8. It’s been remarkable! We have spoken with a couple hundred people and have given out 500 info cards. It has been exciting to see the enthusiasm as people grasp the enormity of what can happen when this website is shared.
Eyes Light Up
Part of our focus has been to promote it to Wycliffe/SIL and other partner organizations working on the International Linguistic Center in Duncanville, TX. We encourage them to share it with others. Joy spread on the face of a nurse when a colleague shared it with her. Judy shared it with a Navaho lady who shared it with her grandparents who still speak the language. Jim shared it with a husband and wife from Nepal and they were intrigued. We have also visited several churches and refugee ministries. Wish you could see their eyes light up as they access the scripture resources available on their phones in their mother tongue language.
You probably remember that we are asking God for an RV to criss-cross the US promoting the website. Recently a friend, Mike, called to offer us the short term use (as in months not years) of his 30 ft C-class RV. We are so thankful for his offer, but after praying about his offer, we were reminded that the Scripture Earth Promotion Project has not been funded yet, something that is accomplished through individuals, churches, or businesses. This project will cover the costs of promotional materials, transportation expenses, and advertising. Wycliffe doesn’t want us using our personal ministry budget to cover these expenses. The 2019 budget is $11,800. Will you pray with us? Together we will watch God provide for this!
Something you can do is start a group funding site on the internet. Wycliffe offers a really easy way to do this. Find it here. There are other good sites as well like, FaceBook Fundraiser, Go Fund Me, and crowdfunding.
URGENT PRAYER for our friend Mike. He has prostate cancer. It was in remission but has returned. It has spread significantly and he is entering an experimental program.
Pray also for the Scripture Earth developers and programmers. They are in the process of moving the site to another server location. It outgrew the old location. As a result, the site also lost its funding. But praise God, last week some Wycliffe volunteers in Tucson committed to funding it for 2019.
Pray for wisdom as we research and plan the next 12 months. We want to be at the locations and events where the scripture earth resource can have the greatest impact.
*If you know of an event, ministry, organization or church that needs to know about this website please let us know.
Praise we are getting some promotional materials created. It’s very time-consuming for us non-media folks, but we are thankful for a colleague who is helping them look great!
Personal Prayer we are in Baton Rouge for a week (Feb 9 – 16) to help our friend Arval recovering from neuro-invasive West Nile Virus and his wife who has memory issues. Her sister will be away for two weeks ministering at a retreat for missionaries in Asia. Just Saturday a specialist from Mississippi came to do a nerve conduction test which showed his nerves are good so that PT should increase. Pray the insurance will approve this treatment and that he can improve his breathing.
Thank you for partnering with us,