Happy Easter 2011
We hope you are having a wonderful celebration time, we ahve taken the chance in the school holidays to do a bunch of jobs in the house that need doing!
Sometimes we are asked if we do actually ‘Bible Translation’, the answer is well, no but we do help facilitate it! For every Bible Translator around the world there is 8 / 9 other people working in a whole variety of other roles.
Tim has spent the past 12 months organising the From Eden to Eternity tour in partnership with Saltmine Theatre Company. The show was written by Richard Hasnip who is responsible for the creative arts track at Regents College, he also came to help on the RE day at Risborough school. We have toured twice covering over 6000 miles and a total of 46 venues in Ireland, N.Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales! What has that got to do with Bible Translation I hear you ask! Everything. The show told the story of the Bible from Creation to Revelation, with a presentation about the work of Wycliffe throughout the evening. 8000 people saw the show and most of them hadn’t had much exposure to Wycliffe before and we also raised around £30,000 to fund 4 bible translation projects in Nigeria for eh next 2 years.
In Sept 2010 Ali agreed to take on another day a week teaching at Wycombe High School, resulting in 4 days 1 week and 3 the next. It has been great for Ali to have the opportunity to extend her hours and it has been helpful to get a better idea of her capacity, unfortunately we think she may have reached capacity, when she was sign off work at the end of January. The doctors have never given a fully satisfactory answer as to what caused it, but we think, Ali was probably more tired that we realised and pick up a virus she couldn’t shake off. She is going to begin a gradual return after the Easter holidays. What has that got to do with Bible Translation I hear you ask! We are in the process of planning to move out to Nigeria, and teachers are the number 1 need in the whole of the mission world. If there aren’t enough teachers in the school, missionaries have to home school their kids and so they aren’t able to fulfil the call on their lives and progress in every type of project with Wycliffe or with other organisations slows down or even halts. Ali will not only be serving the Wycliffe community but also other ex-pat and national workers for God.
Dan continues to enjoy school. We had a great parent-teacher conference a few weeks ago, confirming that Dan is doing well academically, especially in maths and reading. This should stand him in good stead as he moves to a new school in Nigeria! Dan has been going to a holiday club called “Showstoppers” this week at Long Crendon Baptist Church. They had a talent show last night at which Dan recited “Now we are Six” by A A Milne – he had a great time and was given a “Best Newcomer” certificate.