You Choose..

June 7, 2020

Last month we sent a survey to help us find names for a new Scripture Access Facebook page. You did a great job and gave us a lot of names. We are down to the final selection, and we need your help again.  We would like you to select your favorite names from the list of names in the included  survey.  

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Jim and Judy McCabe
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What the World needs Now

June 2, 2020

Do you remember the popular 60’s song sung by Dionne Warwick, “What the World Needs Now?” The answer follows, “love sweet love.” That was true then and is true now. The next verse is, “It’s the only thing that there’s just too little of” and the last verse says, “No, not just for some but for everyone.” We are so very sad about the injustice and absence of love shown towards people of color in our nation, so many years after that song was popular. 

I remember reading something in the archives of the founder of Wycliffe Bible Translators, Cameron Townsend. He wrote on this subject during the ’60s. “As I observe what goes on around me, I’m convinced it’s love that this world needs, the love of God. It’s what you & I are supposed to give this old world, God’s love lived out in everyday life.” Wow!  What would that love look like today? The same as in Jesus’ day, 2,000 years ago when He was mistreated. In Mark 22:37-39, He told His followers to love the Lord their God with all their being and their neighbor as themselves. When we do that we will see the changes we need to see in our world.  

Today I read a reflection by the current Wycliffe president, John Chestnut, regarding the present situation in our country. It was full of empathy and compassion for those who have been mistreated. “I am convinced that the only true solution is a transformation in our hearts and minds that can only come from the one in whose image we are created. This is true for us as individuals and as a nation.” He was honest about his need also to look at his own life. What needs changing in his attitude, actions, etc?  I so appreciated his wisdom and leadership. I’ve included the link to it here.So, how about you? How are you doing? We are doing a lot of reflecting. Do we need to make some changes in our life? We’re listening, Lord!

We have been praying for each of you as you have navigated the last couple of months with the pandemic storm. It’s been good to hear from many of you. Some of you have lost loved ones and are navigating life without them. We are praying for you. We also pray you will be safe in the places you live at this time and that you will use this time to pray for our nation and its people. Prayer is a powerful tool against the enemy and his tactics to destroy. Eph 6:12-13. The battle isn’t against flesh and blood but against the devil’s evil forces.  Let’s stand firm. 

Prayer Requests for JunePray for our nation and all who live in it, to see what’s right and chose love, not revenge. Pray we can choose a good name for our Scripture Access Facebook page and get it up this month.Pray for Jim as he adjusts to the CPAP therapy. After 2 months, he’s finally got a respiratory therapist coming on Friday to help with finding a mask that fits. Another delay due to COVID-19.Pray we stay healthy, and free from COVID-19, before and during our visit with family in California, June 18-30.Pray for Jim’s brother Mike who is having major ankle surgery Friday, June 5. It will help him walk again without pain. Pray for protection for Judy’s dad who is doing chemo every day this week.Praise that we found an apartment to rent close to our grand-kids in Hickory, NC. We will be leaving Tucson on July 15. We will miss friends and our little slice of heaven in the shadow of the Tucson mountains, but we are looking forward to growing our relationships with our grand-kids and the fun we get to have with them.

We are thankful for each of you and your lives.

Jesus is Lord

Jim and Judy McCabe
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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
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520 268-3681,

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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 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 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 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
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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.



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

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 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 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. 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 and look up the language Sango.

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

Jim McCabe 520 599-2470

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 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

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; 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  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,
Judy McCabe
520 268-3681,
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All is well…

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, 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.

20191206_145146-1Seven 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 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,
Judy McCabe
520 268-3681,
Find Scripture in thousands of languages:
To help promote Scripture Earth visit
To Partner in prayer or financially with our Wycliffe ministry, visit:
Our Blog, current stories visit