Our Dear Partners,
Today we would value your prayers for three major concerns that we are carrying right now:
- First Nations Translator Workshop
- Bill’s mom’s heath
- New children in our care
2020 First Nations Translator Workshop
We have been working hard preparing for this year’s First Nations Translator Workshop to be held in Guelph Ontario, Canada, this March 29 to April 3. There are a dozen staff members serving with us, preparing workshop sessions and presentations for an expected 15 or so indigenous participants from three or four different First Nations languages all across Northern Canada.
Pray that God will bring the right people together and guide us to provide better access to His Message in their languages.
Bill’s mom and her health
Bill’s mom, Martha Jancewicz, is 93 years old and has been extremely active and healthy her entire life. Just a few weeks ago she was suffering from a sore throat due to what she thought was a stubborn cold. After a few visits to the doctors last month we were all saddened to learn that she has been diagnosed with an advanced stage of cancer in her lungs and throat. Just yesterday she had emergency surgery at Yale-New Haven hospital in Connecticut for a tracheotomy to restore her breathing. She will be there for the next week and we are all waiting for an update after a biopsy.
Pray for her comfort, her spirit and for God’s peace and wisdom for all of the family during these difficult and uncertain days.
New children in our care
While we were traveling last month, the local Children’s Aid Society asked us to take in two children who needed a family resource home. Joseph and Emma have moved in last week and are a part of our family now for as long as they need a loving and safe home to be in. We are making school lunches and reading stories at bedtime and doing all the things that they need to be secure, in partnership with Children’s Aid.
Pray that we continue to look to God for his strength, grace and wisdom as we learn to parent Emma and Joseph together.
Thank you again for your prayers with us for:
- The Workshop
- Bill’s mom
- Joseph & Emma
Gratefully serving with you,
Bill & Norma Jean
PS: We may be able to give you more details on any of these requests if you ask us off-line (by email)