My heart is still pounding—I recently returned to the U.S. from Asia, where I met with leaders of the global Church...
I’m an introvert. I can function as an extrovert for brief periods of time, when the situation calls for it. But most of my thoughts, words, and attitudes never go public. I think that some of this is just part of my DNA. But some of this is also a learned response to the reactions of others when I have confided my innermost thoughts. It’s more comfortable for all of us when I just stay quiet.
Every day I’m challenged to trust God with matters of eternity, as requests pour in from believers around the world asking for our help in translating God’s Word. In times of such overwhelming need, I have to go to my knees and ask God to provide. And I am grateful that you trusted God with your giving in 2017. Your generosity this past year has made an astounding impact on the work of Bible translation all around the world.
You’ve reminded me of what the Lord has been prompting in me: to trust in His promise to accomplish His purpose!
And I am especially humbled—and thrilled—to have seen such an outpouring of love and generosity from God’s people in the final days of 2017. That was amazing.
“It can’t be done.”
That’s what Pastor Hans thought. He is an educated man, a seminary professor. He actually TEACHES the science of Bible translation.
So he was willing to participate in a Bible translation workshop along with 53 others to begin translating the New Testament into the Papuan Malay language.
But he “knew” not to expect too much. How much translation can we really accomplish in such a short time?