Postings: Furlough

Many people ask, “Are you going back to PNG?” And our answer is an enthusiastic YES! Lord willing, we will be returning to PNG (Papua New Guinea) early in 2016.

And for now, we are officially on furlough! What is furlough? Time spent in the U.S. continuing to advance the work of Bible translation by:

  • Sharing about our ministry with churches, small groups, and individuals
  • Re-connecting with friends and family
  • Completing more missionary training courses that will help us thrive on the field
  • Doing partnership development: Before we can return to Papua New Guinea we need to meet the ministry budget requirements set for us by Wycliffe. Our current financial partnership level falls over $900/month short of what we need to be released to return to PNG. The cost of living in the U.S. pushes our budget even higher while we are on furlough. Please prayerfully consider whether the Lord would have you be a part of helping us meet these financial needs and/or praying for us and our ministry.
  • Doing computer consulting for Bible translators: This is a huge aspect of James’ role in PNG, and he can continue to serve this need even from the States because of the internet!
  • Developing training materials for Bible translators: Teaching workshops and training Bible translators is another aspect of James’ role in PNG. Here in the States he continues with the ongoing work of writing Coursebooks and preparing training materials. In January James completed the Coursebook for the Level 3 Paratext (Bible translation software) Course which took place in PNG over the last couple of weeks. Below is a picture from the Paratext 3 graduation. It warms are hearts to see these men, our friends and co-workers, advancing their skills in Bible translation. We miss being among them and working alongside of them, but are grateful for the ability to be involved even from afar.
Paratext 3 Course Photo

Paratext 3 Class Photo

See more photos at the bottom of this email.

We have settled into life in Washington State, with plans to visit Michigan sometime during the summer/fall months. We don’t have those dates nailed down yet, but when we know them, we’ll let you know.


  • Pray: For health as we travel to Wycliffe Headquarters in Orlando, FL (Feb 22 – Mar 3).
  • Pray: For wisdom in balancing our schedule so that we don’t burnout here or in PNG.
  • Pray: For spiritual protection: Satan tried to derail our ministry, but was unsuccessful. We believe that God will send us back to PNG stronger than we were before.
  • Host us: Would you be willing to host a small gathering at your house? We’d love to come and share about our ministry with you and your friends.
  • Partner with us: We need regular financial partners. Wycliffe cannot release us to return to PNG until we have met 100% of our ministry budget.
  • Be a Prayer Partner: We also need dedicated prayer support for our ministry to be effective.

If you would like to partner with us, please go to


Send a check with a note saying, “Preference for the ministry of James and Christina Post 240439” along with the amount that you would like to give:

Wycliffe Bible Translators
c/o Receipts Dept
PO Box 628200
Orlando, Florida 32862

Thank you for your continued prayers. God is faithful and we are seeing his work in our lives and our ministry.

Serving the Lord with you,

James and Christina
February 12, 2015

P.S. Here are those photos:

Stephen and Victor

Stephen and Victor (friends of ours)

Center - Mara (has come to James' office many times)

Center – Mara (has come to James’ office many times)

Stephen and John (Course Instructor): Long time translators and good friends

Stephen and John (Course Instructor): Long time translators and good friends

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