Financials, Prayers, Birthdays, & Member Information
> Pray for Carl and Kelsey Grulke as they make plans to return to Botswana.
> Pray that the new Bible Society office in Maun, Botswana will be a great resource to local churches.
> Pray that LBT partner Bible Society of Botswana will be able to expand the channels of Bible sales and distribution.
> Praise God for progress on the building to house the Bible translation training program at Mekane Yesus Seminary.
> Praise God for LIBTRALO encouraging Scripture use among the people.
> Pray for the ministry of the Bible Society of Namibia and General Secretary Dr. Schalk Botha. Papua New Guinea
> Pray for the Lord to guide work on the Ipili Old Testament Project.
> Praise God for the aviation ministry of Jonathan Federwitz.
> Pray for the Subula language community planning next steps for the New Testament revision project.
> Pray for the Erslands as they head to Ghana for their first term as a married couple.
> Pray for ongoing project development in several diocese of the Lutheran church.
> Pray for Scripture literacy and Christian education work.
> Pray for flexibility, resourcefulness, and patience as Lutheran Bible Translators’ work continues around the world with the challenges of COVID-19.
> Praise God for Regional Director Jim Laesch as he begins his 49th year of service with LBT.
> Pray for perseverance, internet stability, good health and return of air travel for the missionaries and international teams.
> Pray that missionary kids will develop meaningful friendships.
> Pray for Rob Hilbert as he serves as executive director of Aramaic Bible Translation.
> Praise God for those who have expressed interest in serving with Lutheran Bible Translators and pray for discernment as they decide how to serve God’s mission.
> Pray for the many language communities still waiting for God’s Word in their heart language.
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