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News from John and Bonnie Nystrom -- February 26, 2021 
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The other thing Jesus did on the cross:
ensuring his mother's care
It's easy to find pictures of mothers taking care of their children, but how many pictures do you see of children taking care of their mothers? 

Well, picture this: Jesus is on the cross, enduring the most excruciating form of torture as he atones for all of our sins. What else is on his mind? His mom

As we were poring over the Arop draft of John 19 looking for opportunities for improvement, I had to stop at v. 26-27 and just marvel at his love for his mom: 

When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to her, “Woman, here is your son,” and to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” From that time on, this disciple took her into his home.

It is a blessing to follow Jesus in caring for our parents. 

Praise the Lord with us that my mom has recovered so well from
her third stroke that her cardiologist called it miraculous. She is speaking much better and is eating normal food now. 

Praise the Lord for answering your prayers for this: We got John 17-19 ready, so the translators are working on these chapters this week, including this passage about Jesus and his mother. 

Please pray that the translators would finish a quality draft of all of John 13-19 in all of their languages by March 6 when the workshop ends. 

Please pray for me as I continue to check through earlier chapters of John the translators drafted in late summer and fall while I was busy caring for my mom and less available to help them. 

Thank you again for partnering with us! 

Serving our King together,

John (& for Bonnie) 


 
Partnership

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Wycliffe Bible Translators
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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 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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