Next mission…Burkina Faso

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!

Burkina Faso Map Flag

Pura Vida!

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

Random pictures

Updated Conference CR
Pura Vida

Costa Rica, here we come!

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!

Costa Rica Map

Bye, Cameroon!

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.

Workshop pictures

Random pictures

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…

Weekend break in Cameroon

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.

Cameroon DOT workshop

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

More pictures…

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!

My next trip……Cameroon!

Cameroon

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!

 

Merry Christmas!

 

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!

I’m coming home soon!

Greetings!  The DOT workshop for Nicaragua completed today.  It was my first time to co-lead a workshop.  It was a learning experience.  The deaf translators did a great job translating the Scriptures into their heart sign language.  It was difficult for them but very rewarding.  They have completed 8 chapters in the Book of Mark.   The interpreters really worked so hard to help translators to understand the Word of God.  God bless them all!  I will miss them a lot.

I’m leaving for home tomorrow (October 14th).  Pray for me to arrive in Orlando safely.

I did preach at Assembly of God church in Managua last Sunday.  About 40 deaf people were there.  It was a great experience.

Weekend break

Greetings!  I finally have internet here.  We didn’t have internet at school for past few days.  So I wanted to share my pictures.  We took a break for a weekend and we went to Granada for a tour.  Get some popcorn ready and enjoy!

Granada is an oldest city in Central America.  We enjoyed to see old buildings in a city.

We took a boat ride to sightsee islands.  There are 365 islands and most islands have a single home.  It’s really beautiful.  We also saw Capuchin monkeys on islands.  They were very entertaining!

We went to hotel on islands for a lunch.  It’s gorgeous!

We went to park to see miniature buildings of Managua.  We also went to Masaya volcano.  It’s very active.  We did see at top of the volcano!