The Collins Family

The Collins Family

Wes and Nancy are members of Wycliffe Bible Translators.

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  • Collins Family December 2016 Prayer Requests

    1. Missionaries often have missionary kids. These are sometimes called “third-culture” kids, because they are different from their parents’ culture as well as from the “ministry’ culture where they live. They are often gifted in many ways, but they can also struggle to understand how they fit. Pray for missionary kids—that they would lean on Jesus, "safe and secure from all alarms.” Thanks much to those who have prayed for the Collins children (now believing adults) and for all Parkside MK’s.

    2. Pray for the success of two projects going on in Guatemala in the Collins’ absence. First is a church-based literacy project where hundreds—especially women— are learning to read Mam, their native language. Second is an Old Testament translation project, which is close to 60% completed. The translation committee includes four indigenous leaders plus Wycliffe consultants who work with the Mam translators via the internet.

  • Collins Family November 2016 Prayer Requests

    1. The Collins’ colleague, Byron, has a Mam-language radio program that is promoting the distribution of 1100 copies of the Mam New Testament tied together with Mam literacy classes. Pray that the churches holding classes would be significantly blessed by people coming to understand the Scriptures in their heart language.

    2. Wes just returned from two months of classes in Lima,Peru, helping to train 17 Latino missionary candidates in linguistic skills needed to engage for the Gospel people from other languages and cultures. Students are in class until mid-December. Pray that they finish well.

  • Collins Family October 2016 Prayer Requests

    1. Lima, Peru. CILTA (International course for linguistics, translation and literacy),students finish up their first block of second-semester courses on October 9. Pray that they finish well and stay motivated for the overall purpose of their training, which is to be equipped to engage people from other cultures with the Gospel.

    2. We are evaluating how to make the training of Latino missionaries more helpful as people graduate from CILTA and go on to field work—language learning, translation, literacy. Pray for Wes as he helps establish a new course to debut early next year.



The Collins Family

Wes & Nancy

Wes and Nancy are members of Wycliffe Bible Translators.

Contact Information
CILTA, C.P. #112
Calle Artesanos 150, Int. #151
Lima 33, Peru
South America