Monthly Archives: October 2009

Obituary

Augusta "Gussie" Marie (Thiessen) Baum, 81, passed away peacefully with her children by her bedside at the Kansas City Hospice House on October 28, 2009, in Kansas City  Mo. She was born in Buhler, Kansas, on December 3, 1927. While … Continue reading

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Ending well

Meanwhile, Mary Esther is in Kansas City having some last days with her Mom. She lived a full life and is ready to meet Jesus. We are especially thankful for some precious interactions that Mary Esther will be able to … Continue reading

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In Dallas

Mark is in Dallas for the next three weeks, along with three Japanese Deaf people from ViBi. With us are Deaf translators from Brazil, Columbia, Costa Rica, Finland, and the U.S. First is BT2009, a major Bible Translation conference, which … Continue reading

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The Short Version

·         Scripture Engagement Conference brings new info and vision to Deaf Pastor Matsumoto ·         Mary Esther’s mom’s health is failing.  Mary Esther leaves for KC this week.   ·         14 More Wheelchairs to clean and send

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Engaging the Word

Thank you for praying. The international conference on Scripture Engagement was both exhausting and refreshing at the same time. The sessions themselves were all incredibly enlightening, both the large group gatherings and the smaller topical workshops. Then Deaf group interaction … Continue reading

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Ready

On the home front, we are facing still another period of loss. Mary Esther’s mother’s health is failing, and all of her caregivers recommend that we return soon to say our last goodbyes. Please pray that we will know God’s … Continue reading

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Filled to (almost) overflowing

Mark writes: On a lighter note—Mary Esther couldn’t meet me at the airport this time. She just picked up 14 wheelchairs that are filling every spare inch of our van and I didn’t feel like holding a carry-on and a … Continue reading

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