Thursday, December 27, 2007
Sunday, December 23, 2007
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Hi Friends, Well, my time in the training program at New Tribes in nearly finished, and I will be heading to NC to see my parents. My plans have changed from what I had perfectly laid out. The decision was made this morning to have my transmission worked on here in Missouri rather than pushing it to (hopefully) get to NC.
How have I seen God working this far?
1—A man on staff has offered to take care of my car on this end: getting it into the mechanic and dealing with it while I am gone.
2—I have a ride to NC with a classmate!
3—I have a way back to Missouri, where my car will be.
This all before 8:00 this morning! Praise God with me for going before and laying out His plans. Please pray for me as I have to repack, decide what to keep or get rid of, and work out many of the logistics of my new traveling plans! Thank you so much for your prayers; they mean more to me than I can express in words.
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Target Audience for our translation: 3 year olds
One of the other parts of the translation class was to take Mark 2:1-12 "Jesus heals the paralytic". It takes teamwork to create a translation, and we were on teams for the project. We had to choose a target audience, and then translate the scripture into 3 year old acceptable terms. It was more difficult than we anticipated! In the end, we may have ended up with a translation acceptable to a 5 year old, but the goal was accomplished: we learned that translation is not easy!
Prayer Request for the next week:
--Church Planting class begins tomorrow. We will be in teams discussing different aspects of Church Planting from learning the national language (in my case Spanish) to leaving the tribe after a church has been successfully planted.
--I'll be saying goodbye to many friends that I've made over the past few years. Some of them I have gone through all 4 1/2 years of training with, and some have just come to school here this year. Please pray that we would all have a good last week together!
--Please pray that "Black Beauty" my favorite little Saturn will continue working until I get to North Carolina. The transmission has been acting up, and I have a 16 hour drive ahead of me December 20-21.
Thank you for taking this requests with me boldly before the throne of grace!
Sunday, December 02, 2007
I have finally finished my Cherokee write-up! I am going to begin translation class on Tuesday morning. (I'll write some about that later this week.) Please pray that we as a class will finish the next 2 1/1 weeks strong!
Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us. Hebrews 12:1-3
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Monday, November 05, 2007
Friday, November 02, 2007
Friday, October 26, 2007
Our focus for the past week (and next 3) has been the verbs within Cherokee. We're discovering that you can communicate a full English sentence with only one word in Cherokee. For example, you can say "She will not be stomping" with only one word. We're getting to a very exciting point in the language, as we are now accustomed to writing it down and the sounds we should expect to hear.
I'll post more pictures soon! Thank you for your prayers!
Monday, October 08, 2007
Friday, October 05, 2007
This is the size of our rooms!
It took us about six hours to get to Tahlequah, OK from Roach. This weekend will be full of cleaning and finding a language helper at church on Sunday. I'll be working with one of my classmates, Justin.
Please be praying:
-- that we will find a language helper that we can work well with.
--for us as we rely on each other for meals, cleaning, and bathroom sharing.
--families that will be adjusting.
Monday, October 01, 2007
Until then, we are frantically working on "Kuman". Kuman is a language from Papua New Guinea. Our goal is to discover what the Kuman think they are saying, and to discover the grammatical structures within their language. This project is due Thursday morning.
Over the past few weeks, a few viruses have been passed around campus. As our minds are exhausted and our bodies following in exhaustion, would you pray with us that the linguistics students would not get sick? Our desire is to finish strong in this assignment this week, while preparing for our 6-week move to Oklahoma.
Thank you for your prayers!
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Please pray that I will have a clear mind on this 3 day problem of Northern Tepehuan!
Sunday, September 09, 2007
Monday, September 03, 2007
The kitchen (from the living area)
There are two of us in the apartment. Please pray that we would communicate well with each other this semester and enjoy each other's company.
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Tyler, Mike, and I were on a SUMMIT trip together a few years ago, and Mike married Ashley this summer. It was so good to see them again!
I'm back on campus now, trying to get my apartment put together. I'll put up pictures, once the boxes are gone!
Thanks for all your prayers,