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Week 8 (August 10-17, 2013)
Special Rates this week on the Lodge, India, Duneside, Kenya, Somalia, Israel, Jordan, China, Brazil, cottages and Lakeside Condo.
Guest Speakers: Ray Pritchard
Mission Focus: JAARS
Kick Off Saturday Event: TBA
Bible Teacher this week:
Ray Pritchard - Dr. Ray Pritchard serves as president of Keep Believing Ministries. He has ministered extensively overseas in China, Bolivia, Columbia, Paraguay, Belize, Haiti, Nigeria, Switzerland, Russia, India and Nepal. He is a frequent conference speaker and guest on Christian radio and television talk shows. He has written 27 books, including Stealth Attack, Fire and Rain, The Healing Power of Forgiveness, An Anchor for the Soul, The Incredible Journey of Faith, The ABCs of Wisdom, Leadership Lessons of Jesus (with Bob Briner), Why Did This Happen to Me?, and Credo: Believing in Something to Die For. For 26 years he pastored churches in Los Angeles, Dallas and Chicago. Most recently he pastored Calvary Memorial Church in Oak Park, IL for sixteen years. He is a graduate of Tennessee Temple University (B.A.), Dallas Theological Seminary (Th.M.) and Talbot School of Theology (D.Min.). He has been married to Marlene for 37 years. Their three sons (Josh, Mark and Nick) have spent time in recent years teaching English in Chna. Josh and Leah were married in July 2006. They have one son, Knox, who was born in August 2010. Mark and Vanessa were married in July 2007. They have one son, Eli, who was born in July 2011. His hobbies include biking, surfing the Internet, anything related to the Civil War, and playing with Dudley and Gary, their very excellent basset hounds.
Mission focus this week:
Through partnerships worldwide, JAARS provides quality technical support services and resources to speed Bible translation for all people. As part of the Wycliffe Bible Translators family of organizations, we work to see the Bible translated for every people group that still needs God’s Word in its own language. We come alongside Wycliffe, SIL International and related organizations worldwide, offering a wide variety of support services that speed the task of Bible translation.
For more than 60 years, our services have reduced the costs and difficulties that translators must endure on the field. The support we provide—such as software development or transportation—gives translators more time and resources to focus on language work.
As a result, God’s Word can be translated more quickly for hundreds of language groups around the world.