Nancy and I head back to Colombia for two more months of CLAVE, a program where we help train speakers of Indian languages in skills for promoting reading and publishing in their languages. Better readers can better read and understand the Scriptures, and this is good for individuals, the Church, and the community at large. Pray that they would learn new skills for ministry.
Indians aren't used to intense academic study. CLAVE is very challenging for many of our students. Pray that God would give them comfort and confidence in their studies.
We have 11 professors scheduled to land in Bogota on January 2 and to head to the training site on the 3rd. Students--all from Colombia and Venezuela--start classes on Jan 6. May God give us all safety in travel and good attitudes while living in close quarters.
Thanks for your prayers and interest.