to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask
or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in
the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen. Eph. 3:20-21 (NKJV)
Giving someone a thumbs up is offensive?
you know that giving a thumbs up, or offering your left hand is
offensive in some cultures? Yes! This and many other valuable insights
were acquired in our cross-cultural missions training at the Intercultural Communication Course (ICC) on the JAARS center in Waxhaw, North Carolina.
off-road driving in a 4x4 was a real highlight of our training! Other
topics were multi-cultural team dynamics, healthcare issues, shame and
honor cultures, and more!
But, after being in North Carolina for a month, it is nice to be back home in Lynden!
Our next and biggest adventure yet!
Our next adventure is to make final preparations to go to Papua New
Guinea (PNG)!! Our monthly financial partnership is now at 53% of our
Wycliffe ministry budget, and we have 50% of our launching costs
(airfare, orientation, set-up costs, etc.). This is a great start, but
we must have both of these at 100% in order to go to PNG. This means we
will miss our September launch date. Our new goal is to be fully funded
by the end of November so we will be able to go to PNG in January for
the next available orientation. Please pray with us that we make the
January launch date.
Click here to help us get there, and be partners in helping the Bibleless to have God’s Word in their own language!
Blessings, Steve, Mindy, Karah, David, & Jonathan Clover