We are excited to introduce the new look to the front page of the ScriptureEarth.org web page. (See above) Our developing team worked very hard for several months to come up with this look. We just received March statistics for Scripture Earth.org (SE) and it is astounding! These figures are doubled from 2017. Promoting is working! People are finding Gods Word in their language! Thanks so much for praying for this to happen!
Individual visitors 192,593
How many visits 254,477
Number of pages opened 772,004
How many minutes spent viewing material 332,601
Comings and Goings
In our last letter, we told about our trip to Baton Rouge to help some long-time friends. Judy decluttered, cleaned, and watched HGTV with the wife, while Jim put up blinds in their kitchen, to help her feel safer, worked on the car and other honey-dos that her husband can’t do. (Remember he has Neural Invasive West Nile Virus and has been in the hospital since Aug.) His rehabilitation is a long, possibly, 2-year process. He is improving and for that we thank God. Please pray for Arval and for his wife Penny with increasing memory challenges.
Land Transportation Recurrent Training
After Baton Rouge, we headed to NC. Jim needed to get his annual recurrent training on the JAARS 4X4 training material. See the picture below. We also got to see our grandkids in Hickory for a week. While in Hickory, Jim visited 35 churches. Most of the pastoral staff were not at the church buildings. (They were out doing ministry!) Pray with us for a better strategy to speak to church leaders and for follow-up.
On our way back to Dallas, Texas we stopped by the Choctaw Nation Bible translation project in Mississippi. We met Chris and Millie, the Choctaw speakers and Laura, the Wycliffe colleague working with them. We showed them the Scripture Earth website and their Choctaw material on it. Jim taught them how to get more of their Scripture projects on it, and helped them bookmark it to their smartphones. Pray for the finishing of the checking of their NT; they are getting close and the enemy is ramping up attacks.
We will work in Dallas until March 15th and then make our way to Florida. Our friend Mike is loaning us his RV. It is waiting for us at the RV park across the street from the Wycliffe USA headquarters. There are just enough donations in the Scripture Earth Promotion Project to use the RV if we keep it in one place. Our plan is to work in Orlando from mid-March to mid-May. We will promote ScriptureEarth.org to the staff working at the Wycliffe office as well as churches and organizations working with refugees. Pray for travel mercies and good connections! Pray for our friend Mike; he is fighting prostate cancer.
Every week we see why God led us to Texas.
Not only have we talked to 500+ people and distribute 750+ Scripture Earth communication cards, but we got to attend several mission conferences. We had a display table at both the Evangelical Missiological Society and Global Languages Services Conferences. We came away with better insight into the migrant population issues, and how different organizations are trying to address it. People are starting to understand how important Scripture Earth is to organizations needing to provide the Bible in a language and form people understand best.
Each significant conversation with someone about the website and its resources help to spread this tool. It’s so cool when someone “gets it” and becomes excited to share it stateside and around the world. One conference speaker, with an amazing story, told of being carried along on a God-ordained wave as a refugee group came into their lives. Long story, but through this encounter, a church was born in Winston-Salem and new missionaries from among the refugees are now returning to their home country to evangelize and encourage the believers. They are using Scripture Earth! Yeah! God is waking-up the Church. Pray for those reaching out to refugees. Pray that the Church will be His hands and feet.
Refugees do not move by choice
What should be our response?
Protect life and Dignity
Filippo Grandi, U.N.
High Commissioner for Refugees.
Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. Luke 6:36 NASB
Thank you for your vital part in this ministry to give God’s word to people in Dallas, TX, the USA, and beyond! We could not do this without you.
Jim and Judy McCabe