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Landslides sounds like thunder. They start as a distant rumble, build, then fade away—but leave behind more than an echo.
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Monday
Iski Translation Update

The Tousch, Williamson and Callahan families comprise the Iski team in Papua New Guinea. André and Aurélie Tousch and Jason Williamson are working together on the translation. The team hopes to have the New Testament and any portions of the Old Testament needed for lessons to be completed by 2023 or 2024. André said, “The coming milestone is to have Mark, Acts, Romans, 1 Corinthians, Ephesians, 1 Timothy, Titus and 1 and 2 Thessalonians ready for print in 2020.” Pray for the team as they translate. Read more about the Iski.

Tuesday
Akolet Marriage Seminar

Adam and Julie Martin minister among the Akolet people of Papua New Guinea. Just recently, the Akolet church had a marriage and family seminar. What made it different was that it was taught by other Papua New Guineans. The Martins wrote, “The Lord changed our schedule around so that the Maleu and Ata believers coming to lead the conference could not come in when first planned. … “Plan B” ended up having them come in a week later but to be there for 10 days instead. … They filled every minute of those 10 days with practical, biblical sessions on growing in a godly marriage and in godly families. We can’t say enough how encouraging or practical it was for the Akolet believers!” Continue to pray for the Akolet church. Read about the Akolet.

Wednesday
Wana Missionaries to the Banggai People

Ed and Jeanne Casteel have ministered among the Wana people of the Asia-Pacific Region. One blessing they have enjoyed is watching those they discipled beginning to reach out and become disciplers. One group of Wana missionaries has gone to the Banggai people. Ed said, “These missionaries have recently completed their basic culture and language learning and have attended a literacy seminar preparing to teach literacy. We have also been working with them in lesson development and preparing them to start translation. This is a different type of work as there is an existing church group on this island, but they are still very animistic at heart. It will be a challenge for our team to navigate through all this and keep from being offensive to this existing group that is there.” Pray for the Wana missionaries.

Thursday
The Maturing Simbari Church

David and Shari Ogg minister among the Simbari people of Papua New Guinea. They wrote, “While we were walking around the village, we came to the church and were excited to see the small Sunday School house that the believers had completed. It was planned, paid for and built by the Simbari church, and it represents another step towards maturity. Before, they were always relying on us for planning and implementation of projects like this to address the needs of the church. Now they are taking more ownership of the responsibilities.” Pray for the Simbari church as they grow. Read more from the Oggs.

Friday
History Was Made!

One of the changes that came to the Akolet church took place in the marriage and family seminar last month. Adam and Julie Martin write, “And remember how I said there would be no telling husbands and wives to look into each other’s eyes ...? Well, I was right about that. But something just as shocking did take place. As part of honoring the family unit, Kewaka (the main speaker) encouraged husbands and wives to actually sit together, rather than men on one side and women on the other as they typically do. … And you know what? Many couples did! There was some giggling and some awkwardness that went along with that, but they did it! And as is so often the case, what seems like a small step is actually a very big one. They sat together. History was made.” Keep praying for Akolet familes and their spiritual growth.

As we started building among the Konomala people, God worked in the details.
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Monday
Church Building Going Up . . . Finally

Darryl and Becky Jordan and Stephen and Ginger Jordan minister among the Agutaynen people of the Philippines. Darryl and Becky said, “After almost three years of securing signatures for the purchased property and procuring a building permit along with other needed documents, we have started construction on [the] new church building.” Pray for the safety of the workers and for the timely completion of the building. See the project construction.

Tuesday
Wana Missionaries to the Da’a People Group

Ed and Jeanne Casteel minister among the Wana people of Asia Pacific and are now seeing fruit resulting from their ministry. Ed wrote, “There is presently a group of about 15 high school and college age young people in this people group that are very interested in the gospel, and meeting to study through the chronological, foundational lessons every Thursday and Friday evening. …They are presently in the early lessons … and study at least two lessons per week. This group started out as a much smaller group a couple of years ago with three to five meeting each week. Some of those first ones have put their trust in Christ, but with the large influx of new young people wanting to be taught, [the Wana missionaries] are starting back through the [initial lessons].” Pray for the Wana missionaries to the Da’a people. Read about the Wana.

Wednesday
House-building Update

Jordan and Amy Husband are the newest members of the Nahuatl team in Mexico. They have been pleased with the construction of their new home. Jordan said, “The Nahuatl master builders are fantastic and have impressed [our friend] with their craftsmanship. The walls are just over 60 percent of the height needed for this stage of the build. Being so far ahead of the game, we’re starting to plan other tasks for the rest of the time we contracted these guys: a retaining wall and drainage system, an outhouse, moving extra adobes off the build site, and burying our cistern.” Continue to pray for the Husbands as they get closer to moving to the Nahuatl village. Read about the house.

Thursday
Bible Translation Update from Paraguay

John and Patty Stucky minister among the Sanapaná people group in western Paraguay. They wrote, “We have much to thank the Lord for. In February the translation consultant [Greg Melendes] came, and the final checks for the books of 1 & 2 Timothy, Titus and Galatians … were completed. John is beginning translation of the gospel of Luke now, which has a total of 1,151 verses. Thanks for praying with us as John continues to work with his helpers putting God’s Words into Sanapaná words.” You can help translators.

Friday
Teach Them to Read

Darcy Berglund finished up three weeks of literacy training and curriculum development with three different teams in the Asia-Pacific Region. She said, “They were writing stories, finding the right pictures and tweaking them to fit the stories, inputting the data into the computer, translating teacher’s guides and other materials, making syllable charts, practicing teaching the syllable method and many other projects. As usual, each time we do a workshop like this, I learn so many new things about literacy and building literacy programs and about how languages are so unique. I always am encouraged to see the teams working together and their determination to do what it takes to help illiterate people be able to read and enjoy God’s Word themselves one day.” You can help.

“We have begun writing the lessons!”
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Monday
Lending vs. Favors

The Nahuatl team in Mexico spends quite a bit of their time assisting the Nahuatl people. Using their computers to send messages or find family in the “big city” on Facebook, making photocopies, doing photography, patching money with their “luxury Scotch tape” or giving bundles of clothes to families with newborns are just a portion of their list of favors. But as Katie Moore said, “Whether I am filling out a form, writing an email for someone, or charging a family’s flashlight, I am reminded that in all things the love of God compels me. It is my prayer that the Nahuatl will see that love and respond to it.” Keep the Nahuatl team in your prayers. Read more on doing favors.

Tuesday
Involved in Church Activities

Joel and Andi McMartin minister in a wide variety of areas in West Africa. Andi wrote recently, “Joel and I have been praying about the best way to be involved in our church. We finally decided that we will start up a group for the 11- to 14-year-old kids. There is a lot going on for those over 14, but not really anything for the age before high school. We will begin with just one meeting a month as we travel a lot and want to see how this goes before taking on more than we can handle. Pray for us as we continue to invest in the lives of those in our church.” Read more about the McMartins.

Wednesday
Seven Translation Checks in Papua New Guinea

Ned and Linn Beall minister among the Tigak people group in Papua New Guinea. Part of Ned’s ministry involves not only translating the Scriptures into Tigak but also being a consultant for other translators. Linn wrote recently, “The Tigak helpers, Paska and Popot, are ready to start working but are a bit overwhelmed thinking of checking 3000 verses. Plus, Ned will be checking over 4200 verses for three other language groups. There are actually seven different translations being checked during this time period. Ned is involved with [the] Tigak, Kaul, Ivanga and Lusi [translations]. Other consultants will be checking Lamogai, Kol and Mengen portions! Very exciting!” Pray for the consultants, the translators and the helpers. Read more about the Bealls.

Thursday
The Wana Translation

Ed and Jeanne Casteel minister among the Wana people of Asia-Pacific. Ed said, “We have translated the whole book of Genesis, about half of Exodus and all the remaining portions that coincide with the [chronological, foundational teaching curriculum]. We just recently finished formatting this and have sent it to the printer right now to have him run off a sample copy. If all the formatting looks good, then we will be getting at least 600 copies of this to distribute to the Wana churches in seven different villages. This should be enough to put into the hands of each family in the churches.” Read more about the Wana.

Friday
The Kora Translation

Craig and Shelly Schafer minister among the Kora of the Asia-Pacific Region. Just recently, Craig wrote, “We have our translation consultant coming here … where he will be checking all our Old Testament and gospel portions for us. This will be an intense two-week check with our translation consultant (Stephen Crocket), Jeff [Palmer] and me, and a few of the Kora believers that are here … right now. By the end of the check, we hope to have close to 1500 verses officially done and ready to print in the Kora language!” Please keep praying for the translation work being done around the world. See how you can help.