We are excited that God is leading us into full time missions with Wycliffe Bible Translators.
Wycliffe's vision is to make God's Word accessible to all people in the language that best speaks to their heart. People in over 2,200 language groups, almost 200 million people, still have no Scripture in their language and Wycliffe's goal is to have Bible translation projects in the last languages begun by the year 2025.
We have been invited to serve at JAARS in Waxhaw, North Carolina. They are the technical services organization for Wycliffe Bible Translators, and over 50 Wycliffe partner organizations. Steve will be responsible for worldwide network security oversight for JAARS, as their Network Security Engineer. Glenda's initial focus will be settling the boys, Stephen (age 5) and Evan (age 3), and our household into our new location. Once settled she plans to investigate opportunities where God will use her at the JAARS center.
As missionaries for a faith organization, we are responsible for developing a team of ministry partners who will pray, contribute financially, and advocate for our ministry in their local areas. Lord willing, we will be moving to our assignment in the Summer (2009).
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We love talking about this adventure so feel free to call or e-mail us if you want to know more. We appreciate your prayers as God brings us into this new phase of our life.