“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD.” Isaiah 55:8
Life Without God’s Word…
Have you ever imagined life without God’s Word in English? What if you had to learn a foreign language JUST so you could read or hear John 3:16?
“Yanti, kiloa, wiyan bag nurun unnug ta pital katan mikan ta agelo ka Eloi koba wakal lin ba yarakai-willug minki kanun.”
(John 3:16 in Awabakal of Australia)
If God’s Word was in a different language, would you understand it? How would you even know that God loves you and sent Jesus to save you from your sins and give you eternal life?
This is the reality for about 2000 language groups around the world today, they don’t have a single verse of Scripture in their own language… How are they to believe in Jesus without Scripture?
“But these [things] are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.”
An Exciting New Role
We have been living and serving in Papua New Guinea (PNG) with Wycliffe Bible Translators since 2011. It has been an honor and a pleasure for us to work alongside Papua New Guineans and other missionaries to help bring God’s Word to people in their language. During our time in PNG, James has helped over 200 different language groups with their translation work!
Now, God has clearly led us to an exciting new role…
Wycliffe has asked James to support and train Bible translators around the world to use computers for Bible translation. James’ future supervisor shared this encouragement regarding his new role:
James understands translators and the issues they wrestle with and is ideally suited to creating training materials, videos, and website content where these translators go for training and support.Doug Higby – Director of Language Technology Use
While it is incredibly difficult to say goodbye to our time in PNG (we can serve remotely from our home in WA state!!), we are blessed to know that James’ skills will continue being used to help bring God’s life-giving words to Bibleless people around the world!
Wycliffe would like to release James to start in this new role in January! We are currently only
$1300/month $90/month short of the ministry budget that Wycliffe set for us and we must reach 100% in order for James to be released to serve in this new assignment (shortfall updated Jan 18th). Praise God with us for providing partners to help bring God’s Word to those who need it!!
Pray with Us!
Prayer is a powerful thing! We are so grateful for all of the people who have prayed with us that God would bring in the necessary financial partners that we need to be released to this new assignment!
Interested in Financial Partnership?
If you would like to financially partner with us in our Wycliffe ministry, there are a few options:
Sign up online at www.wycliffe.org/partner/ThePosts
Call Wycliffe: 800-992-5433 (our ministry number is 240439)
You can also 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!!
Prayer and Praise
- Prayer: For God to provide new prayer and financial partners.
- Prayer: For James as he starts his new role (Lord willing in January).
- Prayer: For our family saying “goodbye” to PNG and adjusting to this new “normal”.
- Praise: James will be able to continue using his skills to serve Bibleless people!
- Praise: We get to stay near our church, family, and friends.
Thank you for praying for our family and our Wycliffe ministry,
James and Christina