We’ve got flights on January 30th from Minnesota » New York » Ghana, where we will attend a 3-month West Africa orientation. This will be training for missionary life in Sierra Leone—what to pack for initial three year term, what LBT translation and Scripture engagement projects look like, how to learn and communicate in West African languages and cultures, how to manage stress, etc. You know, just normal everyday stuff.
We had been sharing (with Skittles) that 471 languages of 6,900+ have complete Bibles. Well, the number is now 518 of 6,800+ (Yes, language are dying off). Here’s something to get excited about. Since 1999...
• 300 New Testaments have been published.
• Revisions of earlier work have been published in over 70 languages.
• New work has begun in over 700 languages. (Wycliffe, 2012)
If you saw our Skittles presentation, you know Skittles (a.k.a. languages) are on the move from jar to jar! Praise the Lord! If you haven’t seen it, head on over to You Tube video on Skittles and Translations and check it out. You’ll love it.
We are eager to setup our home in Sierra Leone and dive into our roles, Josh in Scripture engagement and Ruthie in Mommy-ing and translation. However, we recognize this time of training and preparing is invaluable. Thank you so much for your prayers and support! Until next time...
❤ Josh, Ruthie, & Elijah