September 05 2022
Dear Paula and Pati and Team,
This is just a quick note to give a brief update on happenings at this end. As I mentioned in my last communication (29 Oct), my trip to the Solomons has been delayed till the end of January. The good news is that my visa transfer did arrive last month, so there should be no travel hiccups in January!
Other good news: I was able to participate in the Wycliffe NZ Gathering at Willow Park in Auckland, reconnecting with 60+ Wycliffe folks over the weekend of Nov 11-13. Rosalie and I attended the last Gathering, which was held in 2017. Being with our Wycliffe family again brought me much comfort.
Another blessing: I will be able to attend the prize-giving ceremony at Pillans Point School in Tauranga this Thursday; this will be Aidan’s last one, as he heads to Otumoetai Intermediate School next year.
Another benefit is that I’ve been able to participate in more practice consultant checking, working under the supervision of a mentoring consultant in Toronto, checking with a translation team in South Asia. Please pray for me as I lead the checking sessions on Romans 4 over the next two days. Due to the vast spread of the different time zones, the four-hour sessions begin at 1 am NZ time (Tuesday and Wednesday mornings).*
Please ask God to:
1. enable clear communication via good internet connections;
2. help me stay awake!
3. give me good ears for listening to the translators;
4. give me grace to learn from this experience.
May God bless you with a wonderful Christmas as you celebrate the priceless gift of His Son!
Many thanks for your friendship and support,
*For those in USA Eastern Standard Time, that’s 7 am Monday and Tuesday mornings.