|Beautiful to see our girls growing together. |
Tomorrow, Zach, Christy, Mariama, and our colleague Rachel are traveling to Kamuku. Have you ever heard of Kamuku before? Zach first heard of it when he lead his first survey headed to Kamuku eight years ago. I first heard of Kamuku when she met Katharine and Gareth, when I visited in 2011 to see my friend Zach. Katharine was on that first survey with Zach, trying to decide if she would work there as a single missionary. Now Katharine and Gareth, a linguistic powerteam, have been serving in Kamuku as a married couple (they now have two children) for about 6 years, and Zach is returning married to me (we now have one very adorable baby girl)! There is now a Bible translation project going on in Kamuku, and we are going there to learn how to test that translation alongside the translators and facilitate a discussion about next steps in Scripture use. We will also facilitate an oral Bible study with the hope that they will catch the vision and start listening for personal study and in their families!
After a few days in Kamuku, we will head to a neighboring language area for a few days where we will meet with area church leaders and encourage them to use the newly translated Luke, which is only in audio form.
Eight years ago seems like a long time, but God has known the Kamuku speaking people since before time began, and this week we pray he speaks in a new way in their midst!
Please pray with us!
Daso will be staying with friends so she can continue at school. Please pray for peace in her heart as she has competition day on Wednesday, and we won't be around.
This is our first long trip out to a village since Mariama was born. I don't know how to pray about that, really...so pray as you feel lead.
This is our first time working with Rachel on a project. Please pray for unity, vision, and good discussions with the Kamuku team and the other language group!
Pray that all we listen well, and facilitate well so that the leaders in these two language areas will feel encouraged and ready to engage their communities with the Words of the Most High!