Off to Brazil!

Hello prayer team!

Thank you for your prayers. I’m writing this from the airplane that is taking me to Brazil for an intensive training workshop for translation consultants. While I studied just a bit of Portuguese for the trip, I’m grateful that the training will be in Spanish.

Here are some praise items:

  • A recent visit to the city of Pucallpa to work on my visa went really well!
  • While my cross-country bus passed a severe accident yesterday, we were able to arrive to Lima with just a dent from a minor collision.
  • Through there were website complications with getting a government document needed for this flight, we were able to have it made and printed in the final hour.
  • My forerunners Terry and Karla Smith are packed and ready to come to Peru for six weeks, and a short-term mission trip team from Alabama will join them in Panao shortly thereafter.
  • My ankle continues to strengthen.

Prayer Requests:

  • For the team as they spend many days working together with the Smiths on Psalms and other books of the Old Testament. The Quechua translators must make a big sacrifice to spend this much time at once, because there is not yet a formalized protect, nor funding.
  • Please also pray for the team as they ask their communities about what they think a translation project should look like, and as they work on the Panao Quechua Old Testament Translation Project Proposal
  • For safe travels and good health for the Smiths and the team from Alabama, and for a successful, positive reading workshop during the weekend of Friday October 12th.
  • Please pray for health, strength, and stamina for me as I go through this workshop in Brazil.
  • Please pray that the Smiths and I would have a very good time of mentoring and learning when I get back from Brazil.
  • Continued networking with stakeholders, and continued development of my own community.
  • That I would continue to adjust to life in the village Tipsa.
  • For continued spiritual growth and vitality.

How can I pray for you?

Thanks so much! God bless you,

Alex


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