Greetings, friends & followers! It has been a long time since we posted but are glad to be back. Currently Eric is in a marathon 27-consecutive day stretch of teaching, travel, preaching, and trying to stay healthy through it all. Today he is in Kudat, near the northern tip of Borneo, and all I know is that he was asked to bring some of the few remaining copies of the “Book of Concord” in BM (the national language). The Book of Concord is a collection of documents that Lutherans the world over agree are integral to understanding the Lutheran faith…. so I assume that is part of what Eric is teaching about!
The boys and I continue to thrive here. Caedmon is riding a 2-wheeler; Dante is learning both French and Bahasa Malaysia (BM); together we are all learning to play the guitar and ukulele.
I am starting some writing projects that will hopefully be helpful to pastors here in Sabah, Malaysia. There are so few resources in the national language that pastors are delighted when resources are available. Eric and I have recently networked with some translators so are hoping they can help us to translate not only the words, but the meaning of some booklets, sermons, and other resources that seem helpful. I can read in BM very convincingly, so if I have a few sermons translated I can deliver them in places where there may not be a pastor or where the pastor would invite me in.
We have just emailed our quarterly newsletter, so if you would like a copy please contact me at wendofish at yahoo dot com. (I hear typing it that way throws off the spybots that send spam. Hopefully!) If there are things you are curious about, let me know – it may make for a good blog post. At this point I forget what is distinctive from life in the USA – it’s all just “the way it is” to me!
Blessings & peace to you!
-Wendolyn & crew