“For he has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of his dear Son”
~ Col 1:13 ~
Around the World and Close to Home
Below is a picture of our dear friends Jerry and Sue Pfaff. While we were in Papua New Guinea, “Grandpa” Jerry and “Grandma” Sue were close like family. We played frisbee golf, enjoyed meals together, and over the years, James helped them many times with their Bible translation work in the Nali language. James also got to travel out to Manus island, home of the Nali people, to help Jerry and multiple translation teams transition to a new version of Paratext (the Bible translation software James supports). It’s exciting to know that Jerry and Sue recently dedicated 1/2 of the New Testament in the Nali language!
For over 30 years, Jerry worked as the main translation coordinator for the Nali translation, but recently he went to be with Jesus… Tears well up in my (James’) eyes as I write this. He was such a dear friend who set an example of what it meant to love and serve Jesus.
With Jerry’s passing, Sue has taken up the role of helping manage the translation team. Because Sue knew James was involved in Paratext support, she reached out to him for help in setting up her new computer. Through a remote consulting session, he was able to help get her up and running on the new computer! Then she said:
“I was thinking I might have to fly to Washington for you to do my computer switch, but you did this really well for me [remotely].”
Through various remote training/support opportunities, James has been able to serve Bible translators, like Sue, from many countries around the world. Here’s just some of the countries that have been impacted recently by our Wycliffe ministry:
It’s very encouraging to be able to help these translators in their work!
From Darkness to Light: God’s Word Transforms Communities! ?
The work is not always easy, and our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against a very real spiritual enemy. He’s constantly prowling like a lion, looking for someone to devour. He accuses the saints day and night, whispering lies that can keep us from intimacy with Jesus, trying to hide the light that Jesus has placed inside of us, and working to prevent lives from being transformed by God and His Word.
BUT we “[conquer] him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of [our] testimony” (Rev 12:11), and God’s Word shows us the way!
This video shows a powerful demonstration of how a community can be transformed from serving darkness to serving light, from being enemies of God to being redeemed and friends of the King!
This is why having God’s Word in your own language, the language you live in, pray in, and love in is so important!
Through it, God brings truth, freedom, and transformation to people’s lives and even entire communities.
Our Financial Need
God has always provided, so faithfully, for our family and Wycliffe ministry. Many of you have been faithful financial or prayer partners for many years! Thank you!!
Recently, our Wycliffe ministry budget has increased, and some financial partners are no longer able to give. Would you please join us in praying that God would provide the additional financial partnership that we need, so we can continue the work He has given to us?
Interested in Financial Partnership?
If you feel God leading you to partner with us in our Wycliffe ministry, there are a few options:
Sign up online: www.wycliffe.org/partner/ThePosts
Call Wycliffe: 800-992-5433 (our ministry number is 240439)
Mail a check with a separate note saying, “Preference for the Wycliffe ministry of James and Christina Post (240439)” to:
Wycliffe Bible Translators
c/o Receipts Dept
PO Box 628200
Orlando, Florida 32862
Please also contact us so we can thank you (and update our records)!!
Prayer & Praise ????????
- Praise: James can help train and support people from all over the world!
- Praise: God has been growing us in faith and surrender to Him, teaching us to walk more closely with Him.
- Prayer: For our family, marriage, and ministry as we continue to follow the Lord where He leads.
- Prayer: For God to provide the financial partnership we need.
Your prayers and support help God’s Word reach communities worldwide, transforming them into the image of Christ. Wow!
And THANK you!
James and Christina
Family Photo Highlights
We live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest and really enjoy spending time outdoors with our family. Uncle Evan even got to visit for a while!