The Pastor didn’t know there was a Bible in his language.

The Rest of the Story
March 5, 2020

Do you remember the Paul Harvey radio show “The Rest of the Story”? My mom always listened to it. I loved hearing about the unexpected ending to a story. So many times, the ending brought hope and joy. 

I had a similar experience of my own last month. A colleague forwarded an article about a lady who does admissions for CIU, Columbia International University in Columbia SC, who became the conduit for the Bible to a language group in Kenya. 

How it all began. A pastor in Kenya, Pastor Paul, wanted to get more Biblical and theological training. He sent a request through the CIU website and talked with an admissions counselor, Sarah Gibson. Unfortunately, his taking courses in the US couldn’t happen. In their conversation, she found out he has a growing church of over 250 people who speak Ekegusii — a rare language. He mentioned the stress of leading and preaching to a congregation who had no Bibles in their language.  

The Lord kept bringing this pastor to her and her families’ minds and they prayed for a solution.  After much searching, she found that a Kenya Bible Society did a translation and had some Bibles. She ordered several copies at $10 each and the Bible society walked them to his village. It was a celebration like no other when they got to hold and read the Bible in their very own language. 

Now…to the rest of the story. After reading the article, I went on the ScriptureEarth.org website. I was surprised to discovered that not only was there a link of where to purchase a printed Bible, but also audio and video resources in Ekegusii. I was so excited! But…I didn’t know how to contact Sarah since the article wasn’t written by her.  I tried a few email address ideas. Nothing was working. Lord, I prayed, help me find her. He directed me to the bottom of the CIU page. There was a place to contact admissions. Probably the same place Pastor Paul sent his initial request. So, I wrote a brief email telling Sarah that I had read the story about Pastor Paul and I told her about the other Bibles resources in his language available on the website ScriptureEarth.org

The next day I received an email from Sarah. She was so excited to find this website. She called and we talked for 25 minutes. She told me she had sent the web address to Pastor Paul. He was amazed at how God worked. He said his wife had been wanting to find Bible materials for the children in the church. On the website, she found the link to Gospel Recordings which has Bible stories in their language. 

These are the kind of God-ordained encounters that are spreading the Word of God digitally and physically around the world. What an amazing blessing it has been to be part of “the rest of the story”.  Judy

Thank you for praying for the open doors to promote ScriptureEarth.org; bringing hope and joy to many. Jim and Judy

Matthew 7:7 Ask and you will receive. Seek and you will find. Knock and the door will be opened to you.


Our Prayer requests and travel schedule:
*Praise: the Gerkiko NT’s arrived in Chad Feb 27 and the dedication will happen April 5. 
*Pray with us as we plan our move to Hickory, NC in June. Yes, we are moving to be near our grandkids. We can do our work of promoting the website from anywhere in North America.  
*Praise we have a promise of a renter already. A church in town needs a home for “Pastors in training” who come for one-year terms. Pray all goes as planned.
*Pray for us as we develop Social Media promotion material for ScriptureEarth.org  This is stretching us. 
*Pray for Ani, our daughter in law, Josh’s wife, who is on bed rest until “our princess” arrives April 15. They are in Russia now. 
*Pray that Jordan can pass his helicopter private pilot license at the beginning of April. 

March 19 – Escondido, CA to be with Judy’s Dad while Judy’s mom has a heart procedure.
April 1-2 – Phoenix, AZ, attending  The COLLABORATIVE, a refugee outreach conference.
April 4 – Phoenix, AZ, attending the Refugee Cultural Festival


Jim McCabe
520 599-2470, jim_mccabe@sil.org
Judy McCabe
520 268-3681, judy_mccabe@sil.org
Find Scripture in thousands of languages:  www.scriptureearth.org
To help promote Scripture Earth visit  https://www.wycliffe.org/projects/scripture-earth-promotion
To Partner in prayer or financially with our Wycliffe ministry, visit: https://www.wycliffe.org/partner/JimandJudyMcCabe
Our Blog, current stories visit https://jim-judy-wycliffe-journey.com/

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 www.scriptureearth.org. 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 https://www.wycliffe.org/partner/JimandJudyMcCabe

8 thoughts on “The Pastor didn’t know there was a Bible in his language.”

    1. I love your WordPress ID. Our new motto is “Just do the next right thing”. So that means more calling friends, writing, and listening to what we can do to help others. How are things in your neck of the woods? So our plans changed with the coronavirus but we are working from home anyways…just can’t go visit people. https://www.davidjeremiah.org/news/facing-coronavirus We listened to this today…very encouraging. Love you and thanks for your prayers.

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  1. Yay – you’re movong to the East Coast. I am so excited!!!

    Love,

    Bobbie

    On Fri, Mar 6, 2020, 12:47 PM Jim & Judy’s Wycliffe Journey wrote:

    > jimjudywycliffejourney posted: ” The Rest of the StoryMarch 5, 2020 Do you > remember the Paul Harvey radio show “The Rest of the Story”? My mom always > listened to it. I loved hearing about the unexpected ending to a story. So > many times, the ending brought hope and joy. I had” >

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  2. Thank you for sharing this story Jim and Judy! So encouraging to see how God is at work! Praying for God to continue connecting you with people who need to know about ScriptureEarth.org and for His help in creating social media promotional materials.

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