“I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.” Psalms 32:8
You will notice some changes in my prayer letter and enclosed prayer cards. After much prayer, and counsel from both pastors, I made the decision to move my membership to Metropolitan Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas.
CaprockBaptistChurchhas been my sponsoring church since 1999. I could not have asked for a church to be more supportive and involved in my ministry. They have been a great blessing to me. Their faithfulness and love made this decision hard.
When I lived overseas, being away from my Home church was just one of the sacrifices to be made. It was hard to not be involved, but it was just part of being a missionary. These last few years God has settled me here inFort Worth. At first we were not sure if it was temporary or permanent, but gradually God gave me a job (to supplement my support) and a home here.
Being back in the States has once again given me a great desire to be involved in my own church. However, God settled me inFort Worthinstead ofAmarillo. I have been involved in Metropolitan Baptist church while living here. God has impressed upon me that it is time to make MBC my home church. Both Pastor Gene Foster of Caprock and Pastor Jim Turner of Metropolitan support this decision.
All of the previous typesetting projects are complete. The Croatian is being printed and will soon be shipped toCroatia! Thank you for your prayers. This project went very quickly and smoothly. I know there were many praying for it.
Several weeks ago I received a phone call from Bearing Precious Seed inGreenwood,Indianaabout helping them put the Xhosa Bible back into print forSouth Africa. We will begin with John and Romans. Hopefully we can complete the New Testament after the John Romans is complete.
The Bible Society had put out a new translation of the Xhosa Bible in the 1900’s and the original translation is out of print. Bro. Smith obtained a copy of the old Bible. It is being scanned to preserve it. My Dad scanned the New Testament while he was visiting. My Mom and I are typing it in preparation for typesetting. This will be quite a project. After typing it, we will go back over it, looking for typing errors. Next it will be sent to someone who speaks and reads Xhosa for proofing. After being proofed, it will be typeset, and then it needs to be proofed again. Please pray for this project!
I also received a call about helping typeset the Tagalog New Testament, with English. This New Testament will be a side-by-side version with Tagalog on one side and English beside it. The file was in a program we could not typeset from, so I have extracted the text and put it into a text file. I am beginning work on the typesetting now. As I finish a book, it will be sent back to the translators to be proofed. This second proofing is imperative when I am working with a language I do not read. This will be printed by the same printers that I worked with on the Croatian. Dual language projects are always a challenge, so I ask for your prayers about this one also.
I have begun updating the website for MetropolitanBaptistChurch. We only have the bare bones of the new site up, but we will be adding to that. The MBC site is a team effort. You can see it at www.metrobc.org. You can see the updated site for TexasTheologicalUniversityat www.texastheological.org.
I also finished the updating on Caprock’s site. You can look at that site at www.caprockbaptist.org. I am majoring on typesetting instead of web work now, but I am continuing to do some websites for churches and missionaries.
This ‘n’ That
God is very good and He allowed me to make a trip toAlaskain September (I am very thankful for air miles!). My oldest nephew married a very sweet young lady and I was able to attend the wedding with my parents. I was only there for a week, but we had a great time of fellowship with family.
An added blessing to everyAlaskatrip is the time I get to spend with one of my supporting churches. It was great to see the Immanuel family and share a time of fellowship with their ladies during their Ladies Fellowship.
Because All I am is His,