Hope to the Nations February 2016 - Scroll down to read
This year I got the idea to do a language matching game. Many people are often unaware that there are many "heart languages" in North America and Native people groups in Russia that have their own languages. So I wanted to use this game as a tool to help raise awareness and engage people in a fun way.
I made up a game board with twelve different languages and twelve cards with Bible verses from those languages. People could try as many times as they wanted to match the verses with the correct language. With each attempt I would tell people how many they had correct but not which ones. As you can see, it is extremely challenging. So imagine what was going through my mind when one of the first people to try was a young blind woman named Jacquelyn!
Her prize was a $25 gift card. Over the course of the conference we had many other people attempt the game, but most only averaged getting four correct.
"Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf unstopped" - Isaiah 35:5
Though Jacquelyn cannot see physically, God has blessed her with a gifted mind—a mind she wants to use for his kingdom. She told me about her desire to work with disabled communities and to help translate God's word into languages where it is not yet available. We thank God for how he blesses and gifts his people to serve him!
- Isaiah - Thank you for praying for his surgery. Everything went smoothly and he only had to stay in the hospital one night! We praise God for his blessings.
- House Sale - Please continue to pray that our home in Mississippi would sell. The current renter wants to buy but is unable to get approved. But she is working diligently to improve her situation in hopes of getting a loan. Pray that we would be content with the Lord's timing.
- Adoption - As you may remember, back before we found out that we were having Lily, we had started the process of adoption. Over the last year, we have continued to pray about that and believe that the Lord is still leading us in that direction. Please pray for us as we consider the timing of resuming that process.
Dottie Kasten (left) ministers to young women and builds inroads into their lives through teaching them crafts and quilting. Through this God has opened many doors for the gospel.