The Bean Family
Mark and Patti Bean are members of Wycliffe Bible Translators working among Quechua speakers in the Andes mountains of central Peru.
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* Praise that five of the six Bibles have been turned over for layout. Praise that three of those Bibles now have preliminary proofs. And praise that the team working by Skype with Mark to finish the sixth Bible is making good progress. Pray for each of these Bibles as they pass through different stages on their way to publication.
* We are thankful for excellent medical care here. Pray that the series of treatments Mark is undergoing will effectively knock down his lymphoma enabling him to continue working unhindered for many more years.
A big-deal milestone!
Mark just turned over control of five of the six Bibles to Kathy, the layout specialist assigned to these Bibles. This is a major milestone and a bit unnerving at the same time. From here on out, if Marks wants to make an edit, he has to ask her to make the change. There is always something to tweak and improve in a translation, but, at some point we have to turn this in. So, we’ve done it! It’s turned in. Kathy will have work and questions for Mark, but now she’s the one taking the lead in order to prepare the Bibles for publishing.
Meanwhile, Mark is working by Internet with speakers representing the sixth Bible. Our coworkers who work in promotion and distribution in that area want to give more input into the text. Mark is glad that they are voicing their desires and concerns while there is still time.
Another month goes whizzing by. The years go whizzing by, too. Inside this month's Beans'talk is a photo from 40 years ago. Seems a bit impossible!
Keep reading to see what sorts of things we've started collecting.
This month Mark will go down to Peru and be back up again before the next Beans'talk comes out. The trip is not primarily for translation. Check out the prayer requests.
Thank you for sticking with us as we steadily press on to finish.
Mark & Patti Bean