One of the purposes for this trip was a personal one (Verna)-to move toward closure on my journey of grief from losing my mom last December. It was very meaningful to me to visit her old apartment and see how greatly it has changed and to visit her grave.
As usual, Robert got to help Elaine with some of her home maintenance tasks. Here he is removing the old caulking in her shower and replacing it with new caulking. Elaine is the lady who so graciously opens up her home to us when we visit Manitoba each summer.
One evening, Elaine, our lovely hostess prepared a wonderful dinner for guests. After enjoying the food, we had an opportunity to share about our ministry with Wycliffe.
On Sunday, July 12th we made a trip across the Manitoba prairie to a small country church in Kola, Manitoba, where we shared in the Sunday morning service.
Robert's Work (new)
Robert has completed his project as an Editor for Translator's Notes. He is in the process of preparing for his new project. He will be a co-author of An Exegetical Summary of Acts. He will be working together with Belinda Cheng, a lady living in Toronto, Ontario. See all the commentaries, lexicons, and versions of Acts he will be using! Actually, that's not all of them; many of the resources he will be using, he can only access online.
Verna's Upcoming Trip to Ireland
Verna will be traveling to Greystones, Ireland via Dublin on September 5th for a linguistics conference (Global and Area Encounter of LInguistics Coordinators). This is a gathering of all the SIL/Wycliffe Linguistics Coordinators from around the world for the purpose of sharing reports, discussing pertinent topics, deciding on future directions, and networking with each other in person.
Verna's Upcoming Trip to Oxford, UK
Verna will return home from Ireland on September 10th, just to turn around and leave for Oxford, UK on September 22nd for The Oxford Global Languages Symposium at Oxford University. This is a one-day event to be held in Oxford on 24 September 2015. It is an invitation-only opportunity for a select group of technology and language leaders to come together and explore a number of topics.
You may view a list of the participants here. Verna has been asked to be a facilitator of one of the sessions (Programme).
Robert will accompany her on this trip and we will spend a week touring some of the vacation spots in jolly ole England.
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.