News from John and Bonnie Nystrom -- September 29, 2021 
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Sunday, August 29 was one of the last times my mom was able to be out on her deck enjoying the outdoors.    
My mom is free at last
Thank you for praying for my mom, Marilyn Nystrom. She completed her race and went home to be with her savior peacefully in her sleep around 3:00 a.m. on Sunday September 26. My sisters were able to join us and be with her for her last few days. 

We are relieved for her that Congestive Heart Failure can no longer make her struggle to breathe, dementia can no longer scramble her thoughts, her several strokes can no longer mix up her words, and that pain-in-the-rear-end worn-out hip no longer prevents her freedom of movement.

She trusted that Jesus bought her ransom on the cross and conquered death when he rose again, so she went to him confident of her eternal destiny. For that, we are most grateful. 

Her obituary is here

Please pray for me and the rest of mom's family as we grieve. We are having a family-only memorial gathering soon in the Chicago area and the church service she requested here in Wisconsin sometime next summer. 

Bonnie and I need a break. Please pray for a restful trip as Bonnie and I travel to our good friend Jerry Pfaff's memorial in New Jersey on October 23. Bonnie and I love road-tripping together and have not been able to do that in a long time. You may not hear from us much during October. 

Thank you again for all the ways you help and encourage us. 

Serving our King together,

John Nystrom (& for Bonnie)

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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.

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