By way of background, Dave and I are appointees with the mission organization World Team (http://www.worldteam.org/) and our goal is to translate the Bible from Genesis to Revelation for a language that does not yet have it. There are over 200 languages in Cameroon, Africa so we are planning to spend the rest of our lives translating one such language.
In October, we will be meeting the missionaries with whom we hope to work. They are kind enough to take us to the people groups that we are interested in translating for. They put together a list of their top 12 languages that they feel are the most pressing need and within that list of 12, we narrowed it down to 3 people groups. During our trip we will be visiting each of these three and prayerfully determining which group we will return to long term.
While we are there, we will also be visiting the seminary in Cameroon, meeting with some people from SIL, observing a group of Bible Translators as they translate, worship with some Cameroons at their churches, and think through/determine what kind of housing we would be living in long term. It is going to be a busy trip! We are so unbelievably excited.
We would really appreciate faithful prayer for our family while we are gone. We ask that you pray…
- That we don’t get Malaria (yes, we will be taking Malaria medication) or any kind of sickness.
- That we would have encouraging fellowship with the missionaries there and that it would be determined that we are a good fit to work together long term.
- That the Lord would give us incredible wisdom in determining which of these three people groups to translate for. Specifically, that the Lord would direct us to a group of people who wants the Word of God and who will help us in this massive translation project.
Dave and Stacey
PS For those of you who are wondering, we are not taking our kids with us. They will be staying in Louisville with our moms.