Hello friends, and welcome to Booknificent Thursday on Mommynificent.com! I’m so glad you’re here.
It’s been a busy week for me with the hubby away in India for the past two weeks! I’m so thankful that my mom lives close enough and is willing to drive down and help me out while he’s away on trips! What a blessing!
Earlier this week, an older couple that mentored my husband and I while we were dating in grad school here in the Dallas area called and asked me to come over and go through some books they are getting rid of. I was thinking a couple of boxes, but when I got over there, they took me through nearly every bookshelf in the house telling me to take whatever I could use as they are paring down and looking toward a move into a much smaller space in a retirement community. What a treasure trove of books I came home with!
This couple served in Papua New Guinea as cultural anthropologists and Bible translators in the 60s through the 80s and have since traveled all over the world training others to be more culturally sensitive and to focus on equipping and motivating people to effectively use the finished translations throughout the translation process. While we were looking through books and visiting, they mentioned that they are in the last phases of writing their autobiography, and I jumped on the chance to offer to give it a read-through and help them with final edits. They are planning to publish it in the next two weeks in time for a huge joint celebration of the 50th anniversary of the translation they worked on, their 60th wedding anniversary, and her 80th birthday! I feel so honored to know these people and call them friends, and reading their book (quickly) this week has been such an encouragement to me! I’ll definitely let you know when it becomes available on Amazon!
Goodness, that was a lot wordier than I usually am in these posts! 🙂 I hope you don’t mind. I’m looking forward to hearing about your weeks and what you’ve been finding to read these days!
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