Over the last four days we have been traveling through New Mexico and Texas. We’ve been blessed to have been hosted by friends of Wycliffe who have opened their homes to traveling Wycliffe members.

Sunrise in New Mexico at the Beulah retreat center.

Sunrise in New Mexico at the Beulah retreat center.

In New Mexico we stayed with the Founder and President of Faith Comes By Hearing, a ministry that focuses on dramatic audio recordings of the Bible. They partner with Wycliffe to get the translations from Wycliffe and then they work with locals to cast and record audio Bibles. They have a really great mobile app for iPhones and Android that you should all download at http://bible.is/. They have recorded the Bible into 715 languages are making great strides in reaching people around the world who cannot read. While in New Mexico we were able to tour their headquarters and see their work first hand. They also gave Hunter a portable kids audio Bible that he has enjoyed listening to in the car. During our time in New Mexico we were also able to spend a day at the Albuquerque zoo and eat lots of green chili sauce on our food, yummy. Near the house where we stayed there was a large group of somewhere near 70 wild peacocks living in a tree so we had fun watching them all squawk at each other and flash their tail feathers. They also had a roadrunner that ran around their property that was fun to watch.

Staff meeting at SIL with members from North Carolina joining via web conference.

Staff meeting at SIL with members from North Carolina joining via web conference.

In Texas we spent one night in Amarillo and two in the Dallas area. Dallas is the home of SIL, the linguistics branch of Wycliffe where they have the Graduate School of Applied Linguistics as well as most of the organizations functions specifically related to the science of linguistics. Yesterday I was able to attend an IT staff meeting and meet several of the people I will be working with at a department lunch. It was great to meet them all in person and hear their stories of how God called them into this ministry. They have a great team and I look forward to working with them from North Carolina. While I was in meetings Melanie and Hunter were able to visit their International Museum of Cultures and play at a park.

As I write this we are on the road headed to Baton Rouge for a night and then on to Pensacola from there tomorrow.

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One Response to New Mexico & Texas: Peacocks & Roadrunners

  1. What a great trip you are having! Prayers continue for you every day. Safe travels!

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