Looking Back At 2012
So much has happened for us in this past year. There just are not enough words to tell all the stories and to convey our joy over what God has been doing in our lives as a family and through our lives in this work of Bible translation. Let me share a few pictures with you then to try to capture the highlights of 2012.
Translation Checking in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea
Working with a team of national men from Papua New Guinea in January along with their missionary translator, a good friend of ours who is also a Canadian.
Glen Graduating From Basic Training With Canadian Army
After four months of Army Boot Camp, Glen graduated in February 2012. He was one of three recruits chosen to march in the flags, and he had the honor of carrying in the Canadian flag.
Translation Checking in the Lowlands of Papua New Guinea
Most of March and April, Norm worked in Madang where our field office is for Pioneer Bible Translators. He worked with national men from two language groups and checked the books of the Gospel of John and the book of Daniel.
Home in Calgary Enjoying a Canadian Summer
In June, our family celebrated Jill’s birthday (with Glen’s picture in the background); Norm enjoying freedom on his electric scooter; and visiting the Calgary Stampede in July.
Visiting and Preaching in Prince Edward Island
After being away for three years, we visited three churches in PEI and Nova Scotia to tell about the great things God is doing through the work of Bible translation. On an off day, we would go spend a day together on the red sandy beaches and cold Atlantic waters.
We were thrilled when Glen was able to come home for two weeks in September. We had our family together, including a special meal time with my mother, and my brother and his wife.
Time in Dallas and Illinois
For the benefit of my health, and to work on translation projects, I was going to be in Dallas for two months away from Jill. We were able to have a short holiday of fun before I headed south to work at the center where our International office is for PBT. In the middle of this, a trip came together to visit four of our supporting churches in Illinois.
Home For Christmas
Christmas with family.
Happy Birthday Jesus!