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David and Gloria Farah
September 2012 Update:
THANK the Lord with us for this great group of 23 men and women from eight countries in Latin America who are studying linguistics, translation and literacy at our university CILTA course (a 9-month intensive course in linguistics, translation, and literacy) which has been given in Lima, Peru for the last nine years.
In 2002, 03, 2004 Dave and I served in Lima for short periods of time and we enjoyed meeting students who were then preparing and seriously considering translation and literacy work to reach the Bibleless peoples of the world. Some of the graduates are presently serving in Asia, Equatorial Guinea, Russia, and some returned to their own countries to help further Bible translation there. Praise the Lord with us that He is raising up Partners who are united with us in our goal that, with God’s help, there will be a translation at least started by 2025 in every language group that does not have God’s Word in their heart language. We are very thankful for what God is doing in Latin America as well as many other parts of the world to make this goal a reality!!
YOUR partnership in our lives and ministry through prayer, gifts and love, is such a vital part of what God is doing – THANK YOU!
We are enjoying the cooler weather! Dave’s last test is not conclusive but he is feeling better for which we are thankful. He continues to enjoy working on the administrative archives. This involves going through “millions” of pages of correspondence and reports from around the world and keeping only that which is relevant and important. Others are working on this with Dave and, though this needs to be done, it seems like an endless job.
Our family had a busy, enjoyable summer and travelled to various places such as Martha’s Vineyard (Leslie’s mother owns a home there),Outer Banks, as well as shorter trips. Doug is not always able to travel with the family because of work commitments, though goes as often as possible. He keeps very busy and enjoys the variety and challenges that his work includes primarily relating to Latin America. On the other hand, the “old folks” have enjoyed staying home – but we manage to keep quite busy.
We appreciate you and the opportunity to keep in touch. We look forward to hearing from you and encourage you to share your concerns and requests with us. Be assured that we will pray.