It’s December 11th, already!
Our conference at ICOM in Kansas City, MO went really well! We’ll get an update out about that soon. Our marriage retreat went well also. Thanks for praying. It was a good study and got us talking more deeply than normal. We already have a really good marriage, but it is wonderful to make a good marriage even better. We are thankful God gave us this opportunity.
After the retreat, we spent time with friends and supporters on our way to our daughter’s home and family in Hickory, NC. We spent Thanksgiving with them and our son Jordan who was able to leave Alaska soon after his fire fighting season. We were able to video call with our son Josh and his wife Ani in Beijing, China. They are four months pregnant with their first. It was a good season of Thanksgiving.
The Christmas tree was found and decorated. Our grandkids opened their gifts from us.
We took Jordan to the Charlotte airport for his flight to Tucson. He then went on to Kona, Hawaii. He started helicopter pilot training on Monday, Dec 9, in Kona. He is keeping his seasonal fire fighting job but will be doing flight training in the off seasons for a few years. He has been on the National Parks helicopter fire fighting crew for four years now and has caught the bug to be a pilot. We wish him success and endurance for the long haul. He’s going to have a blast!
Judy has a cold. 😦 The grandkids and their parents had colds while we were there. Jordan and I have escaped catching it. Pray they get well and the rest of us stay healthy.
Judy and I left Hickory on Thursday, Dec. 5 for Clarkston, just east of Atlanta, GA to meet with several refugee assistance organizations there. We were presenting the wonderful Scripture access tool, ScriptureEarth.org. We had some very successful meetings and were blown away by this little town. A popular magazine claimed this little town as the most ethnically diverse square mile of real estate in the United States. Over 50% of its residents were not born in the USA.
D is from Ethiopia. He came to the US as a refugee seven years ago. He was a lawyer there and is working on becoming a lawyer here. He just became a citizen of the USA and right after that, he ran for a city council position. He lost the election but is so excited about the freedoms here in the US after coming from a caste type system in Ethiopia. He was born another religion and is now a Christ-follower. He was excited to see the Scripture Earth tool and understood its value. We met two young men whom D leads in a Bible study. After finding the Bible in the language their parents speak, they immediately shared it with their parents. We met them at The Refugee Coffee Company, a great example of an innovative idea for both helping refugees and funding refugee work.
Seven churches meeting in one church building.
We drove to Dallas, TX over the weekend and picked up our boss at the Dallas airport on Tuesday morning. This is the first time we’ve met her face to face. For nearly two years we have been meeting by phone and video calls. We have spent a busy two days in meetings already and will spend the rest of the week in meetings with her and some others from our Scripture Earth and Diaspora team. We will be reviewing what we have accomplished and what our next moves will be.
Our Facebook promotions team has been busy. The Scripture Earth Facebook site has had over 165,000 visits in the last 30 days. A year ago, we were very excited about 25,000 visits a month. The posts placed on Facebook send visitors to the ScriptureEarth.org site. We are thankful for God making this happen. Thousands of people are getting access to God’s Word, the Bible, in the language and form they best understand. Click here for a 2 min video clip in Russian that just went out. Click here to see a library available in Russian from Scripture Earth.
Our Prayer requests and travel schedule;
Dec 10-13: Team meetings in Dallas, TX; pray for successful meetings, good training, and team building. Pray that God opens the flood gates for Bible Access and engagement around the world.
Dec 14-15: A quick visit with Judy’s sister and her husband in Magnolia, TX.; we will be helping pass out gifts with the Christian Motorcycle Association to underprivileged kids.
Dec 16-17: Drive to Tucson, AZ; pray for a safe drive with our physical and spiritual eyes wide open for any surprises, adventures, and challenges God has for us.
Dec 23: Drive to Escondido, CA to be with Judy’s parents for Christmas; pray for safe travel and that we can be an encouragement. Her dad has some serious medical issues.
Dec 30-Jan 15: In San Diego, CA; pray for our meetings with outreach organizations, that God will be glorified in all we say and do and that people will connect with Jesus.
May all be well with you and yours as you celebrate our Savior, who made all things right with us through His coming and dying for our sins. Luke 2:11. Thanks for your prayers and partnership with us in 2019.
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