My Next Mission…

Greetings! I’m exciting for this trip to Madagascar for DOT workshop. I will leave on May 19th and will stay there for 2 weeks. Here are my prayer requests below…

  • All my flights will be on time.  No cancellations.
  • Help them to understand God’s Word better in Bible translation.
  • Wisdom and guidance needed for workshop.
  • For deaf in Madagascar to open their hearts for God’s Word in their sign language.

I will share updates for Madagascar workshop. Thank you for your continuing support!

Blessings!

Mozambique Update

Greetings all! I’m happy to report that this workshop in Mozambique was a success! There were 12 deaf translators and 1 interpreter. At the beginning of workshop, some were struggling to translate but they gained their understanding of God’s Word and finished their chapter assignments. They completed 14 chapters of Mark. It was great to see!

See pictures below for workshop.

Pray for them to continue to translate more books of New Testament in their sign language. Thank you for your support!

There is no mission coming up soon so I may have few months to rest and raise support for deaf school in Congo. Look for menu at top of this page and click on “Support Deaf Schools in Congo” on menu. Please check it out!

Blessings!

Eswatini SUN Workshop

Greetings! We just completed SUN workshop in Eswatini on March 11th. It was very productive week. We trained 4 facilitators every morning in a week and then later on afternoons, those 4 facilitators trained about 18 deaf illiterate while we observed. The facilitators did a great job teaching deaf with symbols to help them to understand better. The purpose for symbols is to learn symbols which is easier and quicker way to read God’s Word. Deaf illiterate are happy to learn more about symbols. I believe they will continue to learn more new symbols so they can understand God’s Word better.

Pray for Eswatini deaf to know about Jesus and salvation, learn more about God’s Word, and to be fruitful in their lives.

I’m currently in Mozambique for DOT workshop. There are some challenges, some deaf are struggling to understand the Bible. Pray for deaf to receive Holy Spirit so they can understand better in God’s Word. Thank you for your continuing support! I will update after this workshop completes. Blessings!

My next mission – Eswatini and Mozambique

Greetings! I will have another mission coming up soon! This time will be for Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) and Mozambique. The plan is go to Eswatini first for a SUN workshop (deaf illiterate) for a week. Then travel to Mozambique for a DOT workshop (Bible translation for Mozambican sign language) for 2 weeks. I will leave on Thursday (March 3rd). I need your prayers. See a list below.

My prayer requests:

  1. Pray for me to get my documents ready for this trip.
  2. Safe travel to Africa for Tim and me.
  3. Wisdom and guidance to lead workshops.
  4. For deaf in Eswatini and Mozambique to open their hearts for God’s Word.

I will update with news and pictures for these workshops. Thank you for your support!

Burundi SUN Workshop

Greetings! After DOT workshop completed, we started another workshop for SUN in Burundi. For those who don’t know what is SUN for, it called Symbolic Universal Notation. It is a program that brings Scripture to the illiterate deaf as well as the deaf-blind. Using a symbolic system of writing, the illiterate deaf who may not educated in sign language as well as the deaf-blind can read God’s word for themselves.

It would take years and years for illiterate Deaf to learn alphabet and words. With these symbols, they can learn much more quicker. In a week, they learned over 150 symbols!

The 4 facilitators from Kenya and Tanzania came to lead SUN workshop with me. In first 3 days, we taught 15 facilitators with symbols and pictures. Then on 4th and 5th day, we had 45 deaf coming to our workshop to learn SUN. 15 new facilitators trained 45 deaf with SUN tools. It went well. They were exciting to learn symbols! They are planning to do more in the future with more deaf illiterate in the villages.

Check out the pictures below. Enjoy!

We continued to train them with more symbols and prepared 15 new facilitators for 45 deaf coming in on next day.

On 4th day, 45 deaf came to learn symbols. We split them up into 7 groups with 2 facilitators on each group.

On 5th and last day, they continued to train them and did a great job of teaching 45 deaf. Afterwards, we handed them with certificates and took some pictures with them.

After 3 weeks of DOT and SUN workshops in Burundi, I went back home with complete satisfaction of knowing they can continue to do work on Bible translation of Burundian sign language and assist deaf illiterate for SUN. May God bless them abundantly!

Burundi DOT Workshop

Greetings! We just completed DOT workshop in Burundi last Friday (January 28th). It went very well. The translators did a great job to translate God’s Word into their Burundian sign language. We also trained 2 translators for editing videos. Pray for them to continue their translation work in Burundi. See pictures below. Some pics were taken by Sammy Ropp.

I’m staying one more week in Burundi for another workshop. It’s for SUN (symbols for deaf illiterate, it helps them to understand God’s Word). I will update soon. Blessings!

Upcoming trip: Burundi

Greetings! I’m exciting for this trip to Burundi for DOT and SUN workshops. I will leave on January 14th and will stay there for 3 weeks. Here are my prayer requests below…

  • All my flights will be on time.  No cancellations.
  • Protect from COVID for all of us in workshops.
  • Help them to understand God’s Word in Bible translation.
  • Wisdom and guidance needed for workshops.

I will share any update regarding Burundi workshops. Thank you for your continuing support!

Blessings!

St Petersburg, Russia

Greetings! I forgot to post it on my blog before my Russia trip. I just arrived safely in St Petersburg today. So far, it’s great. On Monday, I will have a meeting with leaders for deaf church in St Petersburg. Pray that everything will go smooth and hopefully the workshop will happen in Russia next year. I will update my blog soon. Blessings!

Namibia workshop for Deaf illiterate

Greetings! I came back from Namibia for training deaf people in SUN workshop. It was a great week for all of us! I pray for them to understand God’s Word through symbols. You may ask what is a SUN?

SUN (Symbolic Universal Notation) is a program that brings Scripture to the illiterate deaf as well as the deaf-blind. Using a symbolic system of writing, the illiterate deaf who may not educated in sign language as well as the deaf-blind can read God’s word for themselves.

It would take years and years for illiterate Deaf to learn alphabet and words. With these symbols, they can learn much more quicker. In a week, they learned over 150 symbols!

Thank you for your support! Keep pressing on! God bless you all!

Bolivia workshop

Greetings! Just want to say that workshop in Bolivia was awesome! All 6 translators worked hard to translate their chapter assignments and did complete chapters in final filming. I’m very proud of them. Translation work can be difficult and challenging but they did it in 2 weeks. I want to say many thanks to Fortaleza Church in La Paz for being a gracious host and allow us to use your facility for a workshop.

I had an opportunity to see spectacular views of La Paz and other places on weekend break. It’s truly amazing to see God’s creation. Check out pictures below. Enjoy!

My next mission will be on October 18th for 1 week workshop in Namibia, Africa. I’m looking forward to what God plans for us in Namibia. Pray for me to arrive there safely and guide me there to help deaf people. Thank you for your time and support!