October 2010

We appreciate your prayers!  We sent out an October newsletter with prayer updates, and we have listed them below as well for reference.

Please pray for the following:
  • That God would guide Hank’s team in providing sustainable technology solutions, getting His Word to people even sooner. Specifically:
    • Please be praying that the Lord would lead us to good decisions which will help this project succeed over the long term, and ultimately provide a great acceleration in Bible translation.
    • Pray that government officials in other countries would quickly approve licensing requests for the satellite equipment that we need to use.
    • Pray also for the MTTs as they come up to speed with technology.
    • Pray too for the equipment to work as designed without failures in these rugged environments.
  • For the remainder of our $650 monthly financial needs to be met.
  • For Amanda as she considers her college major during the coming semester.
  • For Nick as he applies to colleges and maybe a ROTC scholarship / military service commitment.
Special request which came up after the newsletter was printed:
  • During October 27-30 I (Hank) will be in Washington, DC to attend a conference on IT Field Operations.  Please pray that I would be able to soak up a lot of good information which will be useful for improving the operations, training, and support of our Wycliffe and SIL sites around the world.  The conference is focused on large international non-profit organizations such as ours and topics include many technology things that we either want to do or are already trying to do.

    Some of the presenters are from organizations such as USAID, World Vision, and Save the Children.  The conference is not specifically for Christian organizations, but there will be a number of them present, as well as general humanitarian aid organizations.  Please also pray that I would establish good connections with other IT people from organizations with like needs, and that I would be a good testimony for the Lord to those I meet along the way.  For more information about the conference you can see
    this website.
Praise the Lord!
  • For the increased $200 of monthly support, and for the continued support that our financial partner team faithfully sends!
  • That Krista’s migraine headaches have been manageable in recent months.
  • For Hank’s team’s first deployment of computer equipment to Papua New Guineans and the opportunity to work alongside other missions to accomplish the task.