Here, There, and Everywhere

News from Deaf church back in Japan is that Mrs. Ogata (wife our our video and computer technician at ViBi) is back in the hospital again.  Her blood pressure is extremely high, and the doctors have explained their concern for her and her baby.  Please continue to pray for them.

With good internet connection, Mark (in the U.S.) was able to download the portions of Matthew (from Japan) that needed checking. Pray that he’ll be able to keep up with the team and also his schedule here in the U.S. Pray for the translation team as they make the final corrections and prepare for the recording session. It was originally scheduled for this week

Pray also for Ms. Yano as she re-translates Colossians based on input from the comprehension check. She was disappointed that her work was not better understood, but even during the checking was coming up with ways of signing the information that were more clear and natural. Pray that she will not succumb to discouragement, but use the setback as a springboard to further excellence.

Pray also for the Deaf Translation Consultant Development Workshop taking place in Kenya. Top Deaf translators and leaders from around the world are attending. They are out in the field now doing their practicum in Burundi. Pray for safety in travel, and for keen minds and alert hearts to encourage the translation teams and check their work.  Praise God that Deaf people are being trained for this important task.  (More at http://peripateticconsultant.wordpress.com/ ).

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About Mark and Mary Esther Penner

Mark works as an adviser and resource to a Japanese Sign Language Bible translation project that plays a key role in the worldwide sign language Bible translation movement. Mary Esther founded a non-profit organization that partners with local communities and organizations to collect, refurbish and send wheelchairs throughout Asia.
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