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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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
This letter contains BIG NEWS. For most of you this will be new NEWS about a decision that's been in process for a long time now. For those of you who got a sneak peak, read the second page to see what happened after we made the decision.
Lots happening. Lots to do. We're so thankful for your encouragement along the way.
Mark & Patti
PS: This is the first time in nine years we've had a front row seat as spring amazingly takes over the winter landscape and pops out all over!
A warm FATTY greeting!
I grinned as the first three men showed up for the workshop and greeted me. First, I was happy to see them again. That was reason enough to smile. Another reason for smiling was thinking how their greeting translates into English. What is really a wonderful compliment in Quechua literally sounds like: “You’re so fat!” What they mean by that is: “Hey, you look good! You look nice and healthy!” It was good to be together again.
All of the goals for the workshop were met, including reviewing questions that had come up regarding key terms, handling the 270 outstanding issues Mark had for them, looking at both the thematic and names indices, checking a few new glossary entries, and going over additions to the introduction to the Bibles. We praise God for keeping the team alert, healthy and actively involved. Thank you for praying for all of us during that time.