November 13, 2018
At last everything came together for our trip to Nigeria. We arrived on Saturday, November 10, in Jos, the city where we’re working, and we will be leaving on December 2. The teams arrived in time for us to begin work on Monday. Thank you so much for your prayers!
Yes, we’ll miss Thanksgiving, but we’re grateful for this opportunity to make the Living Word of God available to two of the 500+ languages of Nigeria. Please pray that our time together with the teams would be profitable, that all of us and the families we left behind would be healthy, and that our computers would work well!
We pray that you would be filled with joy as you worship Jesus, the Incarnate Word, this Advent and Christmas season.
Yours in Christ,
Mary and Tom Holman
June 14, 2018Thank you for praying for our trip to Ghana! We’re delighted to be here and be able towork with the Anufo team to help them prepare for printing Genesis throughDeuteronomy. It so happened that a workshop to upgrade some projects to a morecomprehensive version of their translation software program has coincided with our firstweek here. It’s helping the team put in place procedures to be ready for the typesettingof these books.When we return home in July, Tom and I will be working on preparations for checkingwith two projects in Nigeria in September. Pray that we would make good progress.Warmly in Christ,MaryMary and Tom Holman
April 19, 2018
This last couple of months Tom and I have been going through Numbers and Deuteronomy in preparation for working with the Anufo translation team during our trip to Ghana in May. We’ve received the go-ahead from our supervisors, and we have our accommodation lined up. We’re waiting for confirmation of the dates, which are contingent upon other events happening then. Pray that the dates for our trip, the purchase of tickets, and getting our visas would come together quickly. And pray that we would be well prepared for what we will do with the Anufo team while we’re there.
Thank you! We’re counting on your prayers!
October 12, 2017
Tom’s mother, Evelyn, has been home for three weeks since her hospitalization for a fall. We have had a home care nurse, occupational therapist, and physical therapist coming to help her a couple times each week. She’s doing great – she’s able to cruise down the halls with her walker again!
Pray for me and Tom as we begin our second year of Hebrew study and online checking for the Waja team (Mary) and the Anufo team (Tom).
We thank God for you and for your prayers. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
“Drinking from a fire hydrant” was indeed a good description of what our studies of Hebrew and the geography and history of Israel were like. We made some improvement in reading and understanding the Hebrew Bible, and we had good teaching on various aspects that are important in translation. We spent eight full days visiting places that are important in the Bible – usually with at least four different sites in one day! (Yes, we floated in the Dead Sea, but sailing on the Lake of Galilee was lots more fun.) It was exhausting but invaluable, and we loved Israel.
Tom’s mother did well at the assisted living facility, and she really enjoyed visits from her family, including unexpected visits with six of her great-grandchildren. However, yesterday she became dizzy and fell, hitting her head in three places and scraping her arm, so she ended up overnight in the hospital for observation. There was no bleeding in her brain, though. Thank you for your prayers!
Your partners in Bible translation,
I’m going to try again - after 8 days - to see if I can send this email. I wrote it but haven’t been able to send it. Hotel internet in Kusadasi, Turkey is terrible. Let’s see if this will send….
A Greeting from Atlanta,
August 16, 2017We leave for Israel in two days, and we’re busy studying and organizing for our trip.We’ve been told that “drinking from a fire hydrant” is a good description of what ourstudies in Israel will be like—too much information to absorb it all! We will need yourprayers! Please also pray that Tom’s mother would do well at the assisted living facility.Several of Tom’s siblings and a grandson will visit her while she’s there.Tom and the S translator are finishing the S Reading and Writing Book (Nigeria). Thankyou for your prayers for that.Your partners in Bible translation,MaryMary and Tom Holman
Tuesday in Kuala Lumpur…..