Bonnie's dad, Carlos LeClair, passed into the presence of his Lord Jesus peacefully in his sleep on November 29. His last weeks were very difficult, so we're glad he's happy, healthy, and at home with the Lord. The family is holding a private memorial service next week.
Bonnie is helping her family with all the details and changes that come with his passing. Please pray for her as she does so and as I try to settle my mom's estate before the end of the year.
Always improving John. No, that's not a description of Bonnie's role in our marriage. Well, maybe it is, but it's also a description of our current translation activities. This week, Arop translator Emil Ninkure and I continued to address opportunities for improvement in his translation of John and have left notes for the other translators to make the same changes in theirs.
Next on my agenda is selecting and placing the pictures for the published version of John. After that, I plan to help Emil and Vianney Pirora with their drafts of Ephesians and Colossians. Please pray for us in all of this.
Then we plan to visit our kids and grandkids in Georgia at Christmas.
As we end this year, we are as excited as ever to be part of providing God's Word for people who have never had it before. Thank you for your part in making it available to so many people who have never heard that "the Word became flesh and dwelt among us" in the language that speaks directly to their hearts. May you have a blessed Christmas as you celebrate his coming.
If you are inclined to engage in year-end giving, we'd be grateful if you included our ministry in the investments you're making in God's kingdom.
Serving our King together,
John Nystrom (& for Bonnie)