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.

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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 Ekegusil — 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 25 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 and found the New Testament to read and listen to and other digital resources plus links to buy copies of the Bibles 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/

All is well…

It’s December 11th, already!
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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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/

Tuesday, Nov 19, 2019

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Today through Thursday, Judy and I will be at a Missionary Retreat Center, Eden Ridge, going through a Real-Life Relationships workbook we received at the ICOM missions conference last week. As most of you know we have been traveling for a year promoting ScriptureEarth.org. We love it, but being together 99.9% of the time has put some strain on our relationship as a couple. The foundation of love is still there, but it needed some “shoring up”. So, please pray for us as we go through the workbook. After 40 years of marriage, it was time!

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A new building with a solid foundation. Marriage needs a solid foundation as well.

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/

God chooses you!

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God told me,

He chooses you… YOU!

He chose you, a long time ago.

He told me, He loves you… YOU!

He loves you, just the way you are, no changes required.

He misses your voice. He likes to hear you say, “Hi God”.

He chose you, knows you, loves you, and wants to hear your voice. I think that’s kinda cool.

The funeral went well…

Can death be joyful?

Thanks for praying for my Dads, “Celebration of Life” service, it went very well. All the right people showed up. Not a big crowd, maybe 30 people. It was a celebration! The stories I shared were mostly funny but informative as well. They got to know my dad,  Marvin a little better. It’s truly a joy to understand the gifts of Life and Death from God’s point of view. It’s so cool, that for a lover of God and follower of Jesus, death is just a temporary separation, nothing to fear, everything to rejoice in. The church where it was held was fantastic. Because my dad was a member of that church and had been attending there (whenever in town) for something like 75 years they gave us a great facility to use, all set up, a wonderful pastor to lead it, printed bulletins, music, video projection and capping it off a great meal for everyone who came. Central Community Church of Wichita is an excellent church.