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Aloha, Friend.

Map of AlbaniaAs I work on processing Scriptures for people all over the world, This is about helping real people with real faces in real places. I think about them and pray for them. I would like you to agree in prayer, too, that the Good News of Jesus Christ would be revealed to every tribe, every nation, and in every language, bearing fruit in lives saved and people becoming true disciples of Jesus Christ.

One of the Scriptures I posted last week in inScript and HTML formats was the Albanian Bible. The Albanian language is spoken in Albania, Kosovo, and a few other adjoining countries. Mother Teresa was an ethnic Albanian. So are some good Christian friends of ours from Kosovo. However, there is still much evangelistic work to do. The Albanian government totally banned all religious observances from 1967 to 1990. Currently, private religious practice is allowed. A 2011 survey estimated that 16.8% of Albanians identified themselves as Christian (Catholic or Orthodox) 56.7% identified themselves as Muslim. The vast majority of Albanians have Internet access. Pray that they find their Bible online and read it.
Albanian dancers and musicians

Thank you for your prayers and support.

Disc part art
Discs might crash and fail and books might be banned and burned, but God's Word lasts forever.

Michael has posted online as of 15 September 2014:
575 distinct languages
625 freely redistributable Bible translations (including portions)
643 total public translations
5,106,283 hits in August on part of the Bible sites supplied by Michael

Rachel playing soccer
Rachel enjoys playing soccer on the team her Mom coaches. She also enjoys going to Doris Todd Christian Academy. She didn't like it when someone ran a stop sign and slammed into the car she was in on the way to school, though. God protected everyone in the school car pool, and even though the car was totaled, there were no serious injuries in that car. Praise God!
Lori snorkeling
God has blessed us with 30 years of marriage to each other. We celebrated with a little under water sight seeing. We are very grateful that God has worked through our partners to enable us to accomplish so much ministry during that time.
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