Thanks for taking the survey!

Take a Survey or took a Survey?

Dear Friends on May 2, 2020 we emailed this survey request. Many of you viewed it and took the survey for us. Thanks so much. But, if you missed it…

You are especially important to us. You are part of a team of people who care about getting the Bible into the hands of those who need it. And, we need you! 

This past month, Jim has been working on a new Facebook page. We want the page to not only point people to key places where Bibles in the languages of the world can be found but also to share stories and ideas of new ways they can join us in spreading the word about these resources. 

The key to a good page is its name. We need your help finding a good, easily searchable name for this new Facebook page.

Please take a few minutes to fill out the survey. (Click the blue link) You know, two heads are better than one. Or as the writer of Proverbs says,  “Without consultation, plans are frustrated, but with many counselors, they succeed.” Prov. 15:22 NASB 

Let’s succeed for those waiting to find hope and life through His Word, the Bible. 

Jim and Judy McCabe
520 599-2470, jim_mccabe@sil.org
520 268-3681, judy_mccabe@sil.org

Find Scripture Resources in thousands of languageswww.scriptureearth.org
To help promote Scripture Earth: https://www.wycliffe.org/projects/scripture-earth-promotion
To Partner financially with our Wycliffe ministry: https://www.wycliffe.org/partner/JimandJudyMcCabe
Our Blog: https://jim-judy-wycliffe-journey.com/

Hope during these times

The last few weeks have been some of the strangest our world has ever experienced. Newsfeeds continue to reveal the spread and impact of COVID-19. It just seems crazy to see whole countries on lockdown and isolation as we have never known. People are losing loved ones, their sources of income, dreams for the future and more. We know our world will never be the same.

One thing that hasn’t changed is the fact that people need hope. We, and we hope you too, are finding that hope in the person of Jesus and in His comforting words in the Bible. 

Some verses we have been revisiting are: Jesus is our refuge and strength (Psalm 46:1), His name is a strong tower (Proverbs 18:10), and the hope of all the nations (Matthew 12:21). He invites all of us to abide in His love. John 15:9. Why? Because He is our Good Shepherd, John 10:11. We are so glad He is watching out for us. And you too!

So how are you doing? How is your work progressing? Those are questions we are frequently asked. For us, we have had disturbed nights of sleep, seen many of the opportunities to promote ScriptureEarth.org canceled, and are feeling the loss of contact with our church, Bible study, and family and friends. We are and have been working from home since January, so that hasn’t changed.  But how we are doing it has. It has allowed us to keep promoting SE.org via social media, emails, and phone. Through online meeting platforms, we are staying connected to our work colleagues, church, friends and family. We are so thankful for technology! For such a time as this, it was created.

And how about you? How are you doing? How are you coping with the confinement and all the new ways of living in this crazy time? We hope you are well and finding time to enjoy your hobbies and do more prayer and reflection. Our prayers are powerful to bring down strongholds. We pray for you and encourage you: Keep trusting and keeping your hope in Him, our Risen and Victorious Savior. We know that someday in the future this will be over but for now:

Here’s how you can pray for us:

•    Please pray for good connections via social media, emails, and phone calls with people who can bring hope through sharing the resources found in ScriptureEarth.org. Please keep sharing this wonderful resource with others.  
•    We will get good sleep; it does make a difference. Jim was diagnosed with sleep apnea. He started with a CPAP machine last week, but needs a different mask.
•    We will abide in Christ and find our strength and hope in Him…fixing our eyes on Him. 
•    Praise for our new granddaughter, Olivia Hope, born April 2 to our son Josh and Ani in Russia. We don’t know when we will see them.  
•    Jordan started on a mandatory 14-day quarantine in Alaska on April 6th, so he can start work as a fireman at Denali NP later this month. Pray he uses his time wisely. 
•    Pray for protection for Judy’s dad with his blood disorder and weak immune system and her mom as she cares for him.  
•    Praise: Despite the present financial situation, our God provides through our faithful partners!

We hope you had a wonderful Easter celebrating, even if much different from your normal one. Praise God we have a Risen Savior and a God who is still Sovereign over all. 

Jim and Judy McCabe
520 599-2470, jim_mccabe@sil.org
520 268-3681, judy_mccabe@sil.org

Wycliffe – Translates the Bible

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Uganda’s Gwere Celebrate their New Testament

Nearly 20,000 people attended the release of the Gwere New Testament in Uganda. That was just the beginning of what God would do for them and their neighbors.

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See what happened in the middle of nowhere.

Nearly 23 years ago they requested God’s Word in their language. Now this once-forgotten people group are getting ready to celebrate.

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Stories of people getting the “Word of God” in their own language! I never get tired of hearing about them.

Jim & Judy McCabe

jim_mccabe@sil.org

520 599-24790

Remember this today and remind yourself when you need this encouragement: Hebrews 6:19 tells us Jesus is an anchor for our soul, firm and secure. If He is the anchor, then nothing this world can throw at us can shake Him. If we are secured to Jesus, we don’t have to be shaken either. Stand strong in Him. We are praying for each of you and believing Jesus is going to build something beautiful out of this season!

Jim and Judy

ScriptureEarth.org

ScriptureEarth.org is a Bible and Scripture resource website with material in thousands of languages. Say you meet someone from Congo or DRC and they speak Lingala. Go to ScriptureEarth.org and either type in the language name Lingala or click on the drop-down country list and click on Congo or DRC. Then click on Lingala. Boom, you have 8 different resources in the Lingala language. An audio/text Bible, One can view the Jesus and Magdalena film, a YouVersion Bible, Bible stories in Audio recordings, one can buy a paper copy from two sources and find other resources from SIL.

ScriptureEarth.org makes use of the best Bible websites and simply organizes them by the language of the end-user. They don’t have to search through 5, 10 or 20 different websites. We give them a library of links to all the websites in just three clicks. Try it, go to ScriptureEarth.org and look up the language Sango.

Share this site with refugees and those who work with them.

Jim McCabe 520 599-2470 jim_mccabe@sil.org

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/