Bye, Cameroon!

I’m leaving Cameroon today.  It’s been an awesome 2 weeks.  I have really enjoyed being with deaf translators and interpreters.  I have learned a lot from them and helped me to grow as a leader.  I’m very thankful for this opportunity and will forever remember their hospitality.  Here are some random pictures below.

Workshop pictures

Random pictures

This is my friend’s room in the dorm.  My room is similar to my friend’s.

Closing ceremony – we have given them certificates individually.  They gave me gifts that a deaf couple made.  It was wonderful.  Will miss all of them dearly.

I’m looking forward what God plans for me next…

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Weekend break in Cameroon

We took a break from workshop and went to Mbalmayo, Cameroon for a tour.  We took boats on Nyong River and then hiked up to check out a huge tree that is 1200 years old.

Such a beautiful country!

We will get back to workshop tomorrow to work and check on their translation.  Pray for deaf translators to continue their translation work and give us wisdom and strength.

Cameroon DOT workshop

Hello!  I’m doing well in Cameroon.  This is my first time in Africa.  It’s been a great experience so far.  We’re working hard to teach them how to translate God’s Word into their sign languages (Cameroon French and English).  There are 12 deaf translators (7 – English and 5 – French).  I was so impressed with their speed, accuracy, and knowledge of the Bible.  They completed their chapters of Book of Mark more quickly than I expected.  Check out the pictures below!

Read, express, drafting for Book of Mark…

More drafting, group checking for accuracy and signing…

Final recording and viewing…

Worship and devotion

More pictures…

Thank you for your time.  Please pray for them to continue translating God’s Word until completion for New Testament.

Will post more pictures soon!

My next trip……Cameroon!

Cameroon

It’s been over 2 months since I last blogged here.  I was so busy with work, Bible Institute classes, church responsibilities, planning for teaching, etc.  Now that I’m settled down a little bit.  I just want to make an announcement for my next mission.  Wycliffe Associates asked me to go to Cameroon for teaching deaf leaders how to translate on April.  I’m really exciting because I never went to Africa before.  This will be a great experience!  I still have to go through visa application.  We must process to get visas approved before we leave.  Pray that it will go through without an issue.

I continue to work on monthly financial support by reaching out to churches and individuals.  Please pray for support and guidance.  Thank you!

Will update soon!

 

Merry Christmas!

 

Hello everyone!  I just want to say thank you for your prayers, support and encouragement.  It’s been an awesome year!  Since December 2016, I have gone to 5 countries for missions.  I can say I have learned a ton!  I met a lot of wonderful people who worked hard to translate God’s Word in their own sign language.   I have seen people who sacrificed their time to serve the Lord and others.  They’re such a great example for all of us.  I’m truly blessed to have them for past year.  I’m very exciting for 2018 and looking forward what God plans for us!

May God bless you with a joy, loving and peaceful celebration this Christmas and all throughout the 2018!

I’m coming home soon!

Greetings!  The DOT workshop for Nicaragua completed today.  It was my first time to co-lead a workshop.  It was a learning experience.  The deaf translators did a great job translating the Scriptures into their heart sign language.  It was difficult for them but very rewarding.  They have completed 8 chapters in the Book of Mark.   The interpreters really worked so hard to help translators to understand the Word of God.  God bless them all!  I will miss them a lot.

I’m leaving for home tomorrow (October 14th).  Pray for me to arrive in Orlando safely.

I did preach at Assembly of God church in Managua last Sunday.  About 40 deaf people were there.  It was a great experience.

Weekend break

Greetings!  I finally have internet here.  We didn’t have internet at school for past few days.  So I wanted to share my pictures.  We took a break for a weekend and we went to Granada for a tour.  Get some popcorn ready and enjoy!

Granada is an oldest city in Central America.  We enjoyed to see old buildings in a city.

We took a boat ride to sightsee islands.  There are 365 islands and most islands have a single home.  It’s really beautiful.  We also saw Capuchin monkeys on islands.  They were very entertaining!

We went to hotel on islands for a lunch.  It’s gorgeous!

We went to park to see miniature buildings of Managua.  We also went to Masaya volcano.  It’s very active.  We did see at top of the volcano!

 

Day one at workshop in Nicaragua

Hola!   It was a long, tiring day but it’s all good!  We had 12 deaf translators who came today to learn to translate God’s Word into their Nicaraguan sign language plus we have 4 interpreters who work hard to help translators.   It’s challenging but definitely well-worth it!  Tomorrow we start to use tablets for drafting and recording.  It’s really exciting to see their sign language on Scriptures.  There is a great need for deaf Nicaraguans who needs to understand God’s Word by their heart language.

These pictures above are a deaf Christian school in Managua.  They have about 97 students from 1st to 12th grade.  They also have a Bible Institute for deaf.  5 students are enrolled this year.  It’s really awesome!

They are working to translate Book of Mark.  We hope they can complete it in 2 weeks.  Will post some updates later!

Nicaragua, here I come!

Greetings!  Tomorrow morning (September 30th), I’m flying to Nicaragua.  It’s for Deaf Ownership Translation workshop, where we will teach deaf Nicaraguan translators to translate God’s Word into their sign language.  I will be staying at deaf school in Managua for 2 weeks.  Really looking forward to meet deaf people and learn their sign language and culture.  Needless to say, I’m so ecstatic!  Please pray for deaf translators and interpreters to be able to understand God’s Word and their best ability to use their sign language on video doing Scriptures.  Pray for 3 leaders included me to arrive in Nicaragua safely and guide us to help and communicate with them.  We need His protection, wisdom, peace and comfort.  I will post updates and pictures when I can during 2-week workshop.  In case you don’t know where Nicaragua is, see the map below.  It located in Central America.