The Bean Family

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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  • Missions Night Audio Now Online!

    Would you like to know more about Mark & Patti Bean and their ministry in Peru with Wycliffe Bible Translators?

    Mark & Patti's presentation given at the Missions Night Dinner on October 26 at Parkside Church is now available!

    Click here to listen!

  • Beans'talk November 2018

    Download the November 2018 Beans'talk with photos.

    Fresh bread

    There are not many things that smell as good as freshly baked bread. One of the treats of living in a Peruvian town is hot, fresh bread twice a day. The picture above is at the baker’s just a block from where we held translation workshops in Huaraz. We would stand right where this shot was taken and either get fresh bread from the table where it is placed after taking it from the oven or wait for the next batch to come out. Talk about fresh!

    A treat in the village

    In contrast to town, for those who live out in a village, fresh bread is a special treat. It is something that appears just for festive occasions—like for the anniversary of the village. Another occasion for bread is All Saints’ Day on November 1st when families prepare a special meal for the deceased. Often there is just one lone, large mud oven in a village that is heated with firewood to make bread for everyone. In Quechua, the bread in the village is called “thrown bread” because of the way a handful of dough is thrown onto a metal sheet that’s been hammered flat from a large, empty tin of oil. They place the metal sheets with the lumps of dough in the oven and out comes warm, chewy, wholesome bread. Mmm! We miss that bread!

  • Oct
    26

    Missions Night Dinner with Mark & Patti Bean

    Join us on October 26 at 6:30 pm for dinner, followed by a presentation from Parkside missionaries, Mark & Patti Bean. Mark and Patti serve with Wycliffe Bible Translators and are in the process of having six Bibles printed in Quechua dialects of central Peru.

    Cost is $10.00 per person. Register online below or pick up a registration form from any info center. A registration table will also be outside the Venue on Sunday morning, Oct. 21.

    Register

The Bean Family

Mark and Patti Bean
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Mark and Patti Bean are members of Wycliffe Bible Translators working among Quechua speakers in the Andes mountains of central Peru.