a ministry of WorldVenture
Our passion: to be servants of the Word, reaching the Nyarafolo people group in northern Côte d'Ivoire with the Good News, and reaching out to the poor through compassion ministries
Our ministry roles:
Glenn: medical technologist/lab director at the Baptist Mission Hospital; Nyarafolo church planter and leadership mentor; field treasurer; Nyarafolo Translation Project business manager
Linn: linguist, Hebrew exegete, director of the Nyarafolo Translation Project
Together: member care (Sharpening Your Interpersonal Skills Workshop facilitators, for French and English sessions; peer responders); compassion ministries ("The Widow's Jar" widows' co-op, sponsoring various young people in school and business, showing mercy to those who come to us); encouraging the Nyarafolo Christian Community.
I'm back in Ferkessedougou, in the middle of a six-week separation from Glenn. We hadn't planned this, in fact, it was just the day before we were slated to fly out of Detroit after our home assignment that the doctor told Glenn he really needed at least five weeks of physical therapy for his painful knee. We decided that I should return without him, since many time-oriented events and task were piling up. We had peace about it, but it's never easy to be apart this long. And the…Continue
I am a mirror.
It boils down to this:
all the significance
I’ve longed for
is held within the simple truth
that I am a reflector.
I turn to God,
facing him in all his majesty,
to let him beam into my soul
and radiate from there
to light the world.
I must stay tuned,
sensitive to each adjustment
of my angle, knowing that
the Spirit is at work in…Continue
Yesterday was one of those landmark birthdays, when you face again the reality of numbering your years. This time my meditations were definitely influenced by recent deaths in the families of people I care about, from young to old (7 months, 4 years, 22 years, 37 years, 94 years). And yet I am stunned at the grace that covers this privilege of being alive. Once again, I listen to my heart via my pen.
On a Thread (7-14-2012)
It’s a quick walk on a fine…Continue
Lately our translation team has been locked in what Abdoulaye (NT translator) has dubbed "ant work." We spend days, weeks, months, going over translated texts -- copyediting, reviewing, revising, proofreading -- to get to goal. It's easy to get lost in the details. A friend brought up the truth that some people are antlike,…Continue