On May 12th, we celebrated 42 years of marriage. So long, yet so short. How the years fly by. Our love burns brighter today than in the beginning. Normally, we take some time out to walk in the Park or the Arboretum as we reminisce, but this month has been so rainy that we went to the Mall instead to walk around and reminisce. We praise Father God for how He brought us together and has kept us together all these years.
Nathaniel, our oldest grandson, dressed up for prom night. How the years have flown by. We are so proud of you, Nathaniel.
This is a reminder to pray for Verna as she leaves for Cameroon, Africa on Friday, the 22nd. She has been invited to Cameroon to facilitate a Rapid Word Collection (RWC) workshop for the Kemedzung language community. She will be flying to Washington, D.C., then on to Brussels for a 6 hour layover and finally to Yaounde, the capital of Cameroon, where she will spend the weekend. Monday morning she will fly to a small regional airport on a JAARS flight where she will get to ride a helicopter to the final destination of Misaje.
The Seed Company is sponsoring mother-tongue translators to translate the scriptures in a cluster of six languages, but they have no dictionaries to help them with the task. Verna will train the language workers in this first RWC workshop on the strategy of collecting words to make a dictionary and then later they will hold RWC workshops in each of the other five languages in this cluster project. During the course of 2 one-week workshops, each language group should be able to collect around 10,000 words and provide an English equivalent for each word.
Thank you for your friendship, your prayers, and your financial support. Without you on our team, we would not be able to do the work Father God has called us to. We pray for you daily. May Father God continue to prosper you and keep you in health. May all your prayers be answered.