News from the John and Bonnie Nystrom -- December 2, 2019   
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I'm not carrying today's newspaper, but please accept this as proof of life. Yes, they shaved my legs for my heart surgery. 
Home again, back in rhythm

On Saturday, my heart was out of rhythm, which is a common temporary effect from open heart surgery. Now I'm on a medication to control that and now I know what Atrial Flutter feels like--kind of like my heart is dancing. On Sunday afternoon, Bonnie was able to bring me home again. For now, walking is the best medicine. 

Giving Tuesday

Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday, when some people choose to give to their favorite causes. If you would like to partner with us in giving the Bible to people who speak 11 languages of the Aitape West area, you can do so here

This morning we heard from another family who will begin partnering with us this month, so we're getting closer to our goal of completing our financial partnership team. 

We appreciate all the ways you join with us in this work.

Serving our King together,
John (& for Bonnie)

Praise and Prayer

Praise the Lord for a fantastic cardiologist who quickly diagnosed my problem and sent me home again. 

Pray for Bonnie as she continues to care for me and my mom in addition to her family.

Pray for the translators, who will complete their workshop on Philippians and several chapters of John's gospel on Friday. 

Pray for the people they will share these newly-translated scriptures with in their villages. 

Praise the Lord with us for more progress on building our partnership team. Our monthly gap is now down to less than $650. 

If you would like to partner with us financially, we have two options below. 
Give to our Wycliffe ministry online
If you prefer to send a check, Wycliffe contributions should go to:
Wycliffe Bible Translators
PO Box 628200
Orlando, FL 32862-8200
(Please include a separate note expressing your preference for the Wycliffe ministry of John and Bonnie Nystrom #221253) 
What we do 
Since 1987 we have been training local Papua New Guinean church leaders to translate the Bible into their own languages and coaching them through the process from first draft to publication.

We currently serve in the Aitape West Translation Project, which is producing and distributing Bible translations in 11 languages in print, electronic, audio, and video form; training local people to use the translations; and training the local translators to help other translators do the same in still more languages.

To learn more
We have written about how a tsunami changed the face of Bible translation in Papua New Guinea in our bookSleeping Coconuts. It is available here on Kindle or here in paperback.

Click here to hear us speaking on this topic at a partner church.

Wycliffe has released a short film called "Arop" about this amazing story. The one-minute book trailer is here

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