Greetings! I’m about to leave Burkina Faso for home today. It was enjoyable 2 weeks here in Burkina Faso. 4 deaf translators have completed 4 chapters of Book of Mark. It was a challenge for them but I’m very happy that they have succeeded. I pray that they will continue the Bible translation and add more deaf translators to make this process go smoothly in the future.
There will be more workshops in Africa in near future. I’m looking forward to start projects for those who are in need of sign language translation in God’s Word.
Check out these pictures below that I have taken here in Burkina Faso. Enjoy!
Final filming pictures
Closing ceremony and group pictures
Greetings from Burkina Faso! So far, I have enjoyed here in Bobo Dioulasso. People here are friendly. Yesterday we just started a workshop with 4 deaf translators at deaf school in Bobo Dioulasso. It can be challenging for them but they made good progress, following our methods of translation. Will update more later!
I have taken some pictures during the trip to Bobo Dioulasso and at deaf school. Enjoy!
Greetings! About 2 weeks ago, I arrived home from Costa Rica and now I’m getting ready for Burkina Faso located in western Africa. You can see a map below. I’m leaving on Friday afternoon and arriving Burkina Faso on next day. I’m exciting to start a sign language translation workshop. Deaf people in Burkina Faso need to know God’s Word in their heart sign language. I’m looking forward to meeting deaf and interpreters there. Please pray for my safety for traveling, guidance & wisdom and also, pray that our workshop will be a success! Will try to update with news and pictures soon. Blessings!
Pura Vida!!! I’m back home from Costa Rica. Pura Vida literally means “Pure Life”. It symbolizes the idea of simply enjoy life and being happy. It’s a way of life in Costa Rica.
I have really enjoyed in Costa Rica. We went there for deaf conference for Latin America. I have met wonderful brothers and sisters in Christ from all over Latin America (13 countries). It’s awesome to learn different sign languages. We worshipped, shared God of Word, prayed and fellowship with brothers and sisters in Christ.
I want to share pictures with you. I hope you enjoy it!
La Garita Christian Camp in Alajuela, Costa Rica
Opening day, introductions, devotions, and workshops
Worship by Master’s Hands
3 Christians (2 Hondurans and 1 Panamanian) were baptized.
Representatives from different countries
Trip to Irazu volcano
Hello all, it’s been a little while since I last blogged here. I’m doing well. I have been busy with a lot of responsibilities. Pretty soon, we will leave for Costa Rica on July 3rd. This is for deaf conference for Latin America. I will come with 8 people (mostly from my church). They come for worship and teach them about worship. I come as a representative for Wycliffe Associates. I will reach out to leaders from different countries in hope for possible Bible sign language translation workshops in the future.
Please pray for us for safety, guidance, and wisdom. Thanks for your support!
I’m leaving Cameroon today. It’s been an awesome 2 weeks. I have really enjoyed being with deaf translators and interpreters. I have learned a lot from them and helped me to grow as a leader. I’m very thankful for this opportunity and will forever remember their hospitality. Here are some random pictures below.
This is my friend’s room in the dorm. My room is similar to my friend’s.
Closing ceremony – we have given them certificates individually. They gave me gifts that a deaf couple made. It was wonderful. Will miss all of them dearly.
I’m looking forward what God plans for me next…
We took a break from workshop and went to Mbalmayo, Cameroon for a tour. We took boats on Nyong River and then hiked up to check out a huge tree that is 1200 years old.
Such a beautiful country!
We will get back to workshop tomorrow to work and check on their translation. Pray for deaf translators to continue their translation work and give us wisdom and strength.
Hello! I’m doing well in Cameroon. This is my first time in Africa. It’s been a great experience so far. We’re working hard to teach them how to translate God’s Word into their sign languages (Cameroon French and English). There are 12 deaf translators (7 – English and 5 – French). I was so impressed with their speed, accuracy, and knowledge of the Bible. They completed their chapters of Book of Mark more quickly than I expected. Check out the pictures below!
Read, express, drafting for Book of Mark…
More drafting, group checking for accuracy and signing…
Final recording and viewing…
Worship and devotion
Thank you for your time. Please pray for them to continue translating God’s Word until completion for New Testament.
Will post more pictures soon!
It’s been over 2 months since I last blogged here. I was so busy with work, Bible Institute classes, church responsibilities, planning for teaching, etc. Now that I’m settled down a little bit. I just want to make an announcement for my next mission. Wycliffe Associates asked me to go to Cameroon for teaching deaf leaders how to translate on April. I’m really exciting because I never went to Africa before. This will be a great experience! I still have to go through visa application. We must process to get visas approved before we leave. Pray that it will go through without an issue.
I continue to work on monthly financial support by reaching out to churches and individuals. Please pray for support and guidance. Thank you!
Will update soon!
Hello everyone! I just want to say thank you for your prayers, support and encouragement. It’s been an awesome year! Since December 2016, I have gone to 5 countries for missions. I can say I have learned a ton! I met a lot of wonderful people who worked hard to translate God’s Word in their own sign language. I have seen people who sacrificed their time to serve the Lord and others. They’re such a great example for all of us. I’m truly blessed to have them for past year. I’m very exciting for 2018 and looking forward what God plans for us!
May God bless you with a joy, loving and peaceful celebration this Christmas and all throughout the 2018!