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

Praise for Insight & Working Software!

Hello, I’m grateful to say that God has answered our prayers for working software and insight for my paper! So far, my analysis software has not crashed, and this morning I found many topics to write about! This afternoon, I … Continue reading

Potential Software Issues

Hello friends and family, I am hard at work on analysis for my big Discourse Analysis paper. Last night my language analysis software gave me an error message indicating that the dataset was unstable. Please join me in praying that it … Continue reading

A Productive Day!

Hello everyone, Thank you for all of your prayers. Last time I wrote to you I asked for prayer regarding assignment completion. Since then, I have finished several assignments, and today I finished my Hebrew→English translation of Jonah 1-2! The only … Continue reading

Please Pray for Focus

Hello family and friends, Thank you so much for all of your prayers and support. I have two weeks left in this summer semester and the large deadlines are looming. Please pray for me, that I would be able to … Continue reading

Paper complete!

Hello Friends and family! Thank you so much for all of your prayers. As an update, I was able to finish my paper on the Hebrew word for heaven and submit it on Wednesday night. I’m very happy with how … Continue reading

Please Pray for These, Persecuted:

Hello friends and family, I would like to ask you to join me in prayer for the community of my friends, a couple studying here who have been working on a translation project in Mexico. They were almost moved to tears when they … Continue reading

So far so good!

Hello family and friends, I hope you are well. Thank you for your prayers! Thursday night and Friday morning were productive hours of presentation preparation- I think that my presentation on Friday afternoon went well. After the presentation I checked my … Continue reading

Two Interviews Completed; Two Assignments In The Making

Thank you everyone for your prayers for my interviews today. They both went well, and one went really well! I have often wondered why God gave me both an analytical side and an artistic side, as at times they have … Continue reading