Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Met on the Way . . . Sinti Past & Present

We recently returned from three months in the States. Before we left, we had an unexpected though very welcomed visit from two Sinti believers, Sabina and her cousin. The Sinti have been in Western Europe longer than any other Romany group. Sabina and her cousin are very aware of their heritage. They actively disciple and evangelize other Romany. Sabina is also active in advocating for Romany in other ways. For instance, she was asked to share about Sinti history and current experiences at the Hauge Talks.
The Hague Talks "set peace and justice in motion." This presentation was to a group of international students. Sabina, like most adult Sinti I have met, can converse in several different languages. On this occasion, she spoke in English and sang in her native language.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Student.Go - Met on the Way Part 4

Co-workers sometimes show up in the strangest places. We met the Student.Go intern who will be working with Keith in Spain, for instance, in a Cracker Barrel in Monroe, Louisiana.* We were eating there with some of Keith's cousins and some of the cousin's kids. Scott Knight is one of those kids, though he isn't a kid anymore. He is a young adult with a good background in Spanish language and an interest in so many things that he hasn't yet finished college.

This  last part reminded Keith of himself at that age. Keith felt led to ask if Scott would be interested in helping on his next recording for Faith Comes By Hearing. The next recording project, in Spain, will be of a contemporary translation of the Spanish New Testament called La Palabra.
Recordings of this already exist . . . in Latin American Spanish. There is even a greater difference between European Spanish and Latin American Spanish than there is between British English and North American English.
More Cousins at Cracker Barrel

Keith, Scott, and the rest of the La Palabra team hope to begin recording in Madrid in early October.

Scott has already begun fund-raising for his trip. His goal is to raise his $3,000 travel costs. If you feel led to contribute, donations can be made via Madrid Missions.

If you feel led to be part of his prayer team, leave a comment on the same page or contact us.

Are you are interested in applying for a Student.Go missions internship yourself? CONTACT:  STUDENT.GO@CBF.NET.

*For those of you who are not Americans, Cracker Barrel is a restaurant chain found mainly in the Southern U.S. And this one might have been in West Monroe.