Going Offline & Going to Peru!

Hello friends and family! Today I bought my tickets to Peru! I will be gone from October 15th through November 6th as I travel the country and meet many teams. Thank you to everyone who has given towards my trip! … Continue reading

Feels like I’m juggling!

Hello friends and family, I can’t believe it’s been two weeks since my last post. Part of that is due to business but also I feel that some spiritual warfare is picking up again- that is one thing that kept … Continue reading

33% raised already!

Hello friends and family, I am so encouraged to share the news that already 33% of my needs for my Peru trip have been raised!  I really feel quite blessed. Today I will be working on my partnership development and … Continue reading

Truck is back! Things wrapping up nicely…

Hello family and friends, In Friday’s newsletter I requested prayer for my truck’s repair bill. Not only did the mechanic keep the bill way under budget, but he also got it done really quickly! This has been a large blessing. Thank … Continue reading

In good health; studies concluding; time flying by!

Hello friends and family, I can scarcely believe that it’s already been a full week since my last update! Since I last wrote I have been quite busy. I had the chance to do some paid work on the house … Continue reading

Today: The Last Official Day of my Program

Wow, the date has come. Friday August 12th, officially the last day of my Master’s program. A tremendous thank you to everyone who has carried me this far! I am also so grateful to God for taking me on this … Continue reading

I Passed Comps!

Hello friends and family, Thank you to everyone who prayed for me during my comprehensive exam. It was quite intense and fatiguing, but I prepared well, was ready, as well as had all of you praying for me and my … Continue reading

Comprehensive Exams Went Well!

Hello everyone! I think my comprehensive exams went really well. I finished in a reasonable amount of time, I feel good about my answers, and my hands, wrists, and arms didn’t flare up! Praise the Lord! And thank you for your … Continue reading

Comprehensive Exams Today!

Hello friends and family, Today is the big day! I start my Comprehensive Exam at 10:30 AM PST. As I will be typing intensely for up to four hours, please especially pray for wellness in my hands, wrists, and forearms. … Continue reading

Last Day Before Comps

Hello friends and family! Today is my last day before my Comprehensive Exams! I start at 10:30 AM tomorrow Friday, and will have up to four hours to complete the short-essay questions. Please pray that today would be another effective … Continue reading

Coast Nigh Clear for Comprehensive Exam Studying!

Hello friends and family, I am grateful and praising God for a productive week! I am currently ahead of schedule for my Principles of Translation course, with only one small assignment and about 75 pages of reading to do in … Continue reading

Praise for a productive weekend!

Hello friends and family, Last night I turned in my paper right on the deadline. It ended up being a tad bit short, so we’ll see how it goes. I may and try to submit a late lengthened copy. I … Continue reading

About 11 assignments left

Hello friends and family, It’s incredible to think that there are only about eight assignments left before finishing my degree. Most of them are for my Principles of Translation course, and one is my comprehensive exam. Two are the remaining … Continue reading

Physical therapy, & assignments to do

Hello friends and family, As of now, I haven’t heard back from the professor about the paper extension I requested, but am praying for the best. Praise report: I continue to find Scripture passages that are helping me to formulate my … Continue reading

Paper still in progress

Hello friends and family, Thank you so much for all of your prayers. Even though my new deadline for my current paper was for the end of Friday, it has become clear that I will still not be ready. This … Continue reading

Forward Motion

Hello friends and family, I just want to share my thanks for your prayers! I am encouraged by The huge reduction in spiritual opposition that I have been feeling these last two days The steps of progress I have made … Continue reading

Booked out!

Hello friends and family! Thank you so much for your prayers. Here is an update! Praise! Last weekend’s paper writing was incredibly productive. I started, wrote, and turned in an entire paper, and turned it in a couple of days … Continue reading

Paper-writing weekend!

Hello family and friends, Thank you so much for your prayers. The semester is well underway and I am learning a lot in my Principles of Translation course. I enjoy working with my classmate Ben, who speaks a regional language … Continue reading

Principles of Translation off to a good start

Hello friends and family, I had my first Principles of Translation class session on Friday, and spent all of today studying the material. I am also happy to report that my Kenyan classmate was able to make it on Thursday, … Continue reading

Paper Sprint!

Hello friends and family, Thank you to those of you who prayed prayers of thanks from my last post. The semester is starting out well. My intensive class sessions for Believer’s Church Theology have ended, and now I am working … Continue reading

Celebrating what’s to come

Hello friends and family, There is a favorite song of mine that contains a line that calls us to “celebrate what is to come”* and that is certainly what I feel like doing right now! Thank you to those of … Continue reading

Back to Canada Today

Hello everyone! I’m going back to Canada today. Please pray for Safe Travels A smooth student visa renewal process Praise for a healthy car that’s ready in time for the trip! Thanks! Alex … Continue reading

Nothing like family!

Hello family and friends! I can’t believe I go back to Canada the day after tomorrow! Here is a prayer update: Praise that my truck is being fixed on time- it should be done tonight. Praise also that the engine didn’t overheat … Continue reading

10 days left before going back to Canada

Hello friends and family, Thank you for all of your prayers. My sermon in Spanish on Wednesday went really well! I am grateful for the opportunity to share and speak from the heart. Here are my current prayer requests: Praise! I had … Continue reading

Funding Progress, Sermon Prep

Hello friends and family, Thank you for all of your prayers! My talk about El Sauzal Orphanage went well on Sunday. My next engagement is a 20-minute sermon in Spanish on Wednesday, on the topic of prayer. Please pray that … Continue reading

Newsletter done

Praise! I just finished my first newsletter in almost a year. It will go out at 5AM tomorrow Thursday! It always takes me a lot of energy and at least a couple of days to write and format a newsletter. … Continue reading

Low Energy for the Moment

Hello everyone, This is just a quick request. These past days I have had significantly lower energy levels than normal, as well as symptoms that may be attributed to either allergies or maybe a sickness. Please pray that I would … Continue reading

Semester Complete!

Hello friends and family! Thank you so much for all of your prayer for me as I worked to get through last semester! I’m pleased to report that the semester is finished, and that I have begun my next task: … Continue reading

Studying for Final; Hebrew Comprehension Growing

Hello family and friends, 9:00 tomorrow morning (Friday) I will take my Hebrew II final exam. In my studies I just tried reading the first half of the story of Abraham and Isaac in an Hebrew-English interlinear Bible- doing my … Continue reading

Praise for work done!

Hello everyone, Thank you for your prayers for me as I finish this semester. I am frequently reflecting on two realities: I am incredibly more on schedule this semester than I was last semester. I have much peace and security, rather than … Continue reading