Lauren lives and works in Southeast Asia as a linguistic translation worker. She coaches locals through the process of translating the Bible into their own language, and she coordinates the project for efficiency. Their group also produces Bible-based stories, songs, videos, and other products in the local language. Despite millions of speakers, the language is still just one of many related languages in the region that have no Scripture in their own language. This is the local people’s first encounter with the Gospel in their mother tongue.
Praise: For Lauren's relatively smooth adjustment in moving to the area in mid-2014. Praise: 2015 saw an incredible amount of progress in the project, despite major challenges. Praise: After nearly ten years of laborious “soil preparation” by her teammates, the work of Bible translation is now finally in full swing!
Prayer: Pray for an end to the agricultural burning and deforestation practices that cause annual smoke disasters, resulting in the sickness and death of many and the evacuation of Lauren and her teammates. Prayer: Pray for the Holy Spirit’s guidance in every step of the translation process. Prayer: Pray for spiritual protection for Lauren and release for the people. The enemy has a strong hold on this area, and he will not relinquish it lightly.
*Not her real name.