Press Release: November 16, 2020

Financials Prayers & Birthdays

Financials, Prayers, Birthdays, & Member Information

Christmas 2020

Pray for:

> 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.

Southeast Asia
> 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.

Melissa Schweigert
Isaac Esala*
Judah Grulke*
Paul Federwitz
Joan Weber
Serena Derricks
Josiah Wagner*
Josh Wagner
John Davies
Alyssa Petty
Kathy Knipmeyer
Mical Hilbert
Eliot Esala*
Karen Tessaro
Josephine Derricks*
Alvina Federwitz
Michael Ersland
David Federwitz
Alexis Olson
Sarah Stilwell
Aaron Beckendorf*
Micah Federwitz*
Carsten Hilbert*
Barbara Beermann

*missionary kid
Susan Kaiser
JoyAnna Federwitz*
Anna DeLoach*
Gideon Kuhn*
Cindy Rodewald
Michael Megahan
Rhoda Houge

Member Information:

Lutheran Bible Translators (LBT) bylaws define who may vote and gives you a chance to participate in nominating and electing the Board of Directors as well as participate in changes to the LBT bylaws (charter document).
You serve as a voting member, eligible to receive 2020 voting materials and notification of the Annual General Meeting if you are:
• at least 18 years old
• a member of a Lutheran congregation.
• a 2019 donor or have given a gift in 2020
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