Wycliffe Day of Prayer

November 11th has a double significance for those associated with Wycliffe in the US. Not only is it Veterans day, it is also Wycliffe’s World Day Of Prayer.

Veterans day is celebrated on November 11th because it was on that date in 1918(at 11a.m. no less) that Germany signed the armistice agreement bringing an end to the first World War.

Wycliffe observes a world day of prayer on November 11th because it was that day in 1933 that Cameron Townsend and L.L. Legters were attempting to enter Mexico to begin work there. When they were initially turned away they began to pray and Townsend remembered that he had a letter in his pocket from an educator in Mexico who had invited them to come work there. They presented that letter to the guards and spent the time praying and singing while the guards called Mexico city. The answer came back ‘permission granted’ and the two entered Mexico.

It was a significant day in the history of Wycliffe Bible Translators and we mark it as an organization each year with a day of prayer.

I am thankful to be involved in an organization with such a history of prayer.

In other news I recently sent out another newsletter. I’ve linked it here in case you aren’t on my mailing list.


Almost time to leave SLO

Only 9% of my minimum financial support level remains. I’m so close to leaving for Dallas that I can feel the humidity already. This video has been making the rounds among my San Luis Obispo friends. It’s especially poignant for me since I’m so close to leaving this town behind. I know I’ll enjoy Dallas, but the central coast is still tough to leave.

Something very cool came up recently with regards to my move. God has provided the perfect place for me to move to in Dallas. Another Wycliffe missionary working in Dallas heard about my housing search during their weekly prayer meeting and contacted me. He is living in a house for the next year and was looking for someone to move into an empty bedroom. It is an ideal situation as it will give me both a place to move into and someone to help get me plugged into life in Dallas. The room just became available in April. How providential.