John and Susan – Translating the Bible in South Central Asia.



Dear friends,

The “Dogwood” team is on its way back.  They will fly  and then take an overnight train to a city close to their home area. In the morning they will need to catch a bus to complete their journey.  We got through Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, Titus and James.  Since the “Dogwood” team is adapting the translation being made by a team in a neighboring language group, the two teams plan to get together in May to discuss the needed changes and find solutions that will be both clear and accurate.

Tomorrow I begin with the CAT team.  They are coming in today from the south.  We will be working this week on 1 & 2 Peter.

After writing about our cool indoor temperatures here  last time, we heard about the extreme cold weather that hit much of the US.  We had nothing to complain about here.

Please continue to pray that I will be able to work well with the teams in the coming weeks.  I know two people on the team I will be working with this coming week, but we have never actually worked together.  Please pray that we will be able to communicate clearly and that we will catch anything in the translation that needs to be corrected or improved on.

Our upcoming schedule is as follows:

– checking 1 & 2 Peter with the CAT team.  This will be my first time working one-on-one with them.

– Susan returns to Dallas

– checking Hebrews and Colossians with the BART team.

– checking 1 Corinthians with the AP team. This will be my first time with them as well.

– John returns to Dallas.

Thank you for standing with us in this ministry. Your prayers, support and encouragement mean so much to us.

May the Lord bless you and fill you with His peace!