Thanks to my friend Rita Clawson for her guest doodles today – and tomorrow! Rita has supported YEAR 27 from the beginning and I am always excited to feature her on the blog. Rita sent me a text with a picture of her doodle this past week – can you guess where she was? THE POOL! What a great way to enjoy summer – cool off in the water, soak in some sun, get into God’s Word and doodle Bible verses! You should try it – e-mail me ([email protected]) your doodled verse by the pool and I’ve love to feature YOU on YEAR 27!
Monthly Archives: June 2012
We hear His Word through reading the Bible! Open yours up and soak it in today!
The Ehty people are going to have the opportunity to hear God’s Word for the first time in their own heart language through what we are doing here at YEAR 27. Our goal is to translate the equivalent of the book of John into their language. $26 will translate one verse of scripture and John has 879 verses! Let’s do this.
Today’s verse was the theme of last week’s VBS at Cedar Springs Baptist Church in Ore City, Texas. The cool kids from VBS donated $505 to Bible translation for the Ehty people! During VBS, the kiddos learned about a people group who does not have the Bible in their own heart language. I am blown away by their heart for others and how they were moved to share their own resources so that others could hear God’s Word. Please join me in a huge shout out to this church, these kids and their heart to see people know Jesus as their Lord and Savior!
You can get involved with bringing the Bible to the Ehty people in their own heart language, too! Take a couple of minutes to sponsor a verse, become a guest doodler (e-mail me at [email protected] for more info) and share about YEAR 27 with everyone you know (Twitter, Facebook icons are below this post)!
Today’s post was doodled by my friend Dana Hixson. Dana and her husband Doug (my pastor) have been working to plant a church here in Spearfish, South Dakota. My husband Geoffrey works with Doug as the worship and college pastor. Dana has become a wonderful friend and “partner-in-crime” over the past year(almost) that me and Geoffrey have lived here in Spearfish. Dana is a super-cool mom, a cake decorator extraordinaire, and a slight bit sarcastic. My husband and I love serving with the Hixson family and I am really excited to feature one of Dana’s doodles on YEAR 27.
“I chose this scripture after seeing another similar picture with fashion words written in the shape of a dress. That picture brought this verse to mind. As I began to think about the meaning of this verse, I thought about the “makeover” Jesus does in those who give their hearts to Him. He makes us new and clothes us in garments of salvation and robes of righteousness–or right-standing with Him–as we become sons and daughters of the King. Not only have I experienced that change in my own life (and continue to be made over for Him), but we are seeing it happen with the people we are sharing the hope of Jesus with in our city!”
Of course, I can’t help but think of the “makeover” that will happen when the Ehty people hear God’s Word in their own heart language. I’m looking forward to the day when they hear about Jesus and transformation takes place as they accept His love and mercy! You can be a part of bringing the Bible to the Ehty people – click here to find out how!