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and He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He intercedes for the saints according to the will of God..

Romans 8:27

  • Our son, Josh, just learned that he has latent tuberculosis. Please pray for a good response to the medicine and that it disappears. Note: it is our understanding the course of treatment takes six months to a year. This will be an on-going prayer request.

    II Cor. 12: 7

    Because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, for this reason, to keep me from exalting myself, there was given me a thorn in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to torment me—to keep me from exalting myself!

  • Praise the Lord, the "L" Bible Nearing Completion! A translation consultant, Henry,is doing a final check on "L" Old Testament passages. The other day he was just looking at individual words that were just used once in the Old Testament just to make sure they were actual words and not misspellings.  The software program came up with over 16,000 different words used in the Old Testament!  When he returns back to the states, he will begin working with someone else to do the typesetting of the entire Bible in the "L" language.

    Heb. 1:1 & 2

    God, after He spoke long ago to the fathers in the prophets in many portions and in many ways, in these last days has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the world.

  • Pray for the software package currently being developed. The software will enable the "D" translation of Luke to perfectly fit the Jesus video.

    Acts 2:8

    And how is it that we each hear them in our own language to which we were born?

  • The Bible paper from South Korea has arrived at the printer's location in Java to print the "K" Bible.  The printer started printing and hopefully, it will be completed by August or before!  The print run should be 2,000 Bibles to be printed and there will be many audio players distributed for people to listen to an oral recording in the days ahead. Praise the Lord for the progress made.

    I Thess. 2:13

    For this reason we also constantly thank God that when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men, but for what it really is, the word of God, which also performs its work in you who believe.

  • Praise God for the progress and diligence as work is being done on the "D" translation of the Book of Luke. This is the final process where workers who have never seen the text read through it together and then answer questions about their understanding what it says.

    Luke 1:4

    ... so that you may know the exact truth about the things you have been taught.

  • Please pray for peace in this province. Periodically, a spirit of unrest sweeps through the area. Please pray for this to be settled and God's Word can be taught. Usually, the unrest has nothing related to our organizations.

    Acts 4:31

    And when they had prayed, the place where they had gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak the word of God with boldness.

  • About twenty years ago, we asked for prayer for the "E" people. They requested an evangelist and some have come to them. But, for one reason or another, the ones who lived with the "E" people have left. Some of the people have lost heart. Pray this can be rekindled and that God will send someone to teach them Truths about God.

    Rom. 10:14 & 15

    How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? How will they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how will they hear without a preacher? How will they preach unless they are sent? Just as it is written, “HOW BEAUTIFUL ARE THE FEET OF THOSE WHO BRING GOOD NEWS OF GOOD THINGS!”

  • A friend in a sister organization recently shared some of their workers have not been able to get into their villages for even five years. Pray their hindrances will be removed.

    Heb. 6:3

    And this we will do, if God permits.

  • Sunday night, Feb. 26, it was announced here that a New Testament translation work begun in the early 2000s has now been completed. We praise God for another people group being able to hold and read and study and meditate on God's Word.

    Ps. 119:103

    How sweet are Your words to my taste!
    Yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth!

  • I, Mary, am volunteering in the Linguistic Library here in Papua a few hours each week. The work is easy, reshelving books and sending out overdue notices. It is very encouraging to see the translation work which has gone on before and is in progress now. Praise God with us for His faithfulness in this land.

    Rev. 5:9 - 10

    "Worthy are You to take the book and to break its seals; for You were slain, and purchased for God with Your blood men from every tribe and tongue and people and nation.
    “You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to our God; and they will reign upon the earth.”

  • Once again, I, Mary, am making travel plans to get to America for my annual check-up with my hematologist. Please pray for wisdom in making good decisions in travel. FYI, my appointment is June 5.

    Pro. 16:3

    Commit your works to the LORD
    And your plans will be established.

  • Earlier in February, Mike gave the message at the Middle School chapel. He reviewed the passage from Joshua 4 where the Israelites were to raise a stone pillar for a memorial. Some students told Mike they appreciated the message. We give thanks for students with teachable hearts.

    Joshua 4:7b

    So these stones shall become a memorial to the sons of Israel forever.

  • A key part of Outdoor Education is our students preparing and teaching Bible lessons to village children. Pray, please, for effective communication of God's Word to the children and that our students would see the Holy Spirit working in the kids' hearts.

    Ps. 119:34

    Give me understanding, that I may observe Your law
    And keep it with all my heart.

  • Praise for the safe travel of the entire high school to an interior village for their two-week Outdoor Education experience.

    Psalm 31:3

    For You are my rock and my fortress;
    For Your name’s sake You will lead me and guide me.

All the names of people have been changed.