The Emptying

Jesus is Lord of all or He is not Lord at all.

Back to the Crib

Language learning is a humbling process. …. I don’t think there is a proud way to enter a new language.

Truly Sustainable Service

I believe that this emptying mindset is Christ’s. I believe that is an emptiness that God will fill.

The Mountain Taker

Christ has given us a command and a promise that will not be realized without fearless and persistent obedience.

Give Me That Mountain

I have defended giving language status to every language that is still spoken by a viable community.

Holy Envy

When we look to the heavens we are aware that entropy is at work dissipating things at the speed of light as they zip from what even the ungodly acknowledge… Read more

Watchman

I have said that the single most important component of successful organic farming and also hunting is timing.

First the Blade

I have said that the single most important component of successful organic farming and also hunting is timing.

Marghi

Thanks 5fish. This time you landed a big one.

Talents

…how to best invest toward the day when the King returns[?] It is unavoidable to see that the consequences are eternal.

Berom

The Berom (sometimes also spelt as Birom) is the largest autochthonous ethnic group in Plateau State, central Nigeria.

God is my Wit(h)ness

I wish I could take credit for this hybridization of the English word “Witness”.

Exercising Our Core … Values

“How can I get my congregation more interested in missions? How can my people get more personally involved?” asked a local pastor. Here are some easy to implement answers …. Read more

Fountains of Water

[I]n the story of the Jews [a] creative, sustaining God who calls and preserves and influences eternal values.

A Glorious Landing

[The head of immigration] informed us that she was going to waive the duty because we were doing a good thing for the most deprived groups of her country.

Together in Prayer – June 2022

Often, we want God to bless our agenda. If we are going to glorify Him, then it’s His agenda—nothing more, nothing less, nothing else.

Together in Prayer – May 2022

Often, we want God to bless our agenda. If we are going to glorify Him, then it’s His agenda—nothing more, nothing less, nothing else.

Tale of Three Sisters

At 8 AM every day the Indonesian team meets for prayer and normally reads a chapter of the Bible.

Collaboration

In Global Recordings Network we are over a hundred individuals scattered over the face of the earth…

Pick Your Fears Carefully

Having told us what not to fear in Heb 2 the author moves on to tell us what we should be fearing…

Thy Kingdom Come

Flesh and blood are not the enemy. The apostle Paul makes this clear that it is a spiritual battle. Ephesians 6:12…

Mixteco del Progreso

We thank God for … the reminder that the call to “go” means to keep going and going and going until there is no further need to go.

Go

There seems to be a Divine progression in the approach to the massive job of reaching the lost.

Those Word Lists

If a language helper had trouble translating/recording a word list, they would certainly not be able to translate a story into their language.

Altars

In many respects I believe that our recordings become a perpetual witness to generations of people groups of the faithfulness and intentions of God…

Voices in the Wilderness

Using the vernacular will always open the way for the direct insertion into that culture of Jesus and His life and the Kingdom of God…

Together in Prayer – April 2022

Often, we want God to bless our agenda. If we are going to glorify Him, then it’s His agenda—nothing more, nothing less, nothing else.

Nigeria – First Impressions

Pray that between now and April 7 we will be able to get our arms, heads, and hearts around the unfinished task and God’s plan for the future.

From the Land of Nod

Last week, for the first time in my life I found myself without a passport and without legal status.

Exclusive Property of God

As I pondered these things God showed me some areas in my life which I could not honestly say were the exclusive property of God.

Miniaturization

The actual act of recording this language barely took an hour because the planning and preparation were all prepared digitally.

Knowing the Times

Only in [intimacy with Jesus] will we not ultimately be disillusioned over life events, injustice, politics and policies, theological persuasions, and Biblical interpretations.

God Comes to a Dirty World

Antonino came up with this script which he was able to translate easily because he had access to Scriptures in a variant language.

Corn in Mexico

After living with a family and translating and recording and participating in their activities, we always leave feeling enriched…

When the Church Says No

So, what do you do when the doors won’t open and the church becomes the primary hindrance to a recording project instead of the facilitator?

The Battle Is Still the Lord’s

Even if our circumstances contradict His assurances, we must hold on to them at all costs. God is always faithful concerning His promises.

War

Pray for a breakthrough. There is so much animosity to outsiders that we have not even been able to get a word list.

Theirs Is the Kingdom

The final stage of recording the Zapoteco El Alto was as unorthodox as everything else in the process has been.

The Hippie Era Lives On

We have had numerous friendly comments about our vehicle and at least one offer to show us mushrooms.

Following the Lamb

The Lamb may lead us to scale the heights away from a life of ease and pleasure. Would we go with Him?

Genesis of a Recording Set

You can pray that we will be guided in this process in order to come out with recordings that will be fruitful for the Kingdom.

Back Tracking

Fairly recently I came across a missionary who was honest enough to tell me why he wasn’t using our recordings. 

Witnesses

These are some that I expect to be in heaven’s hall of fame along with the witnesses in Hebrews 11:38.

It IS a Wonderful Life

What if you or I had never lived? I am sure that we all wonder at times how much difference we are making in our world.

Who Is Your Owner?

Jesus is inviting you to a relationship and ministry that is made to fit you perfectly.

An Unsolicited Endorsement

We completed recording here after a couple of nearly all-night sessions.  We left feeling like we were very much part of the family. 

Oral Tradition

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Works of Man

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Prayer and Unbelief

A few thoughts from Colin Stott to encourage us in our prayer time . . .

Deliverance

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New Discoveries

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The Wall of Pain

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The Love Pyramid

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Obsession

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Verb Tenses in Hebrews

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The Unseen Weapon

THE NEXT LANGUAGE ongoing posts will be where we develop our strategy and unfold the story of the recording of the last three thousand languages so that those who have never… Read more

Fishing — GRN Style

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A New Day in Mexico

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Complex Identification Process

“How can I get my congregation more interested in missions? How can my people get more personally involved?” asked a local pastor. Here are some easy to implement answers …. Read more

ALERT – Aug 2021

“How can I get my congregation more interested in missions? How can my people get more personally involved?” asked a local pastor. Here are some easy to implement answers …. Read more

Seeking

THE NEXT LANGUAGE ongoing posts will be where we develop our strategy and unfold the story of the recording of the last three thousand languages so that those who have never… Read more

Praying for Workers

A few thoughts from Colin Stott to encourage us in our prayer time . . .

Pick Your Battles

THE NEXT LANGUAGE ongoing posts will be where we develop our strategy and unfold the story of the recording of the last three thousand languages so that those who have never… Read more

How Big Is Your God?

THE NEXT LANGUAGE ongoing posts will be where we develop our strategy and unfold the story of the recording of the last three thousand languages so that those who have never… Read more

A Muted Gospel?

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Dedication Service for Marcos

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Two Weeks, Two Months, Two Years

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What Will You Give to Jesus?

THE NEXT LANGUAGE ongoing posts will be where we develop our strategy and unfold the story of the recording of the last three thousand languages so that those who have never… Read more

Special Assignment

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The Good and the Best

THE NEXT LANGUAGE ongoing posts will be where we develop our strategy and unfold the story of the recording of the last three thousand languages so that those who have never… Read more

How Many Languages Are There?

THE NEXT LANGUAGE ongoing posts will be where we develop our strategy and unfold the story of the recording of the last three thousand languages so that those who have never… Read more

Verifying Speech Varieties

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Those God Things

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Meet Notch, the Desert Cottontail

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The Lost Languages

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Not I, but Christ

A few thoughts from Colin Stott to encourage us in our prayer time . . .

The Rest of “the Yoke”

THE NEXT LANGUAGE ongoing posts will be where we develop our strategy and unfold the story of the recording of the last three thousand languages so that those who have never… Read more

What If…?

A few thoughts from Colin Stott to encourage us in our prayer time . . .

What About Those Last Languages?

THE NEXT LANGUAGE ongoing posts will be where we develop our strategy and unfold the story of the recording of the last three thousand languages so that those who have never… Read more

Praying Scripture

A few thoughts from Colin Stott to encourage us in our prayer time . . .

The Gypsy Man

“How can I get my congregation more interested in missions? How can my people get more personally involved?” asked a local pastor. Here are some easy to implement answers …. Read more

A Yoke That Fits

THE NEXT LANGUAGE ongoing posts will be where we develop our strategy and unfold the story of the recording of the last three thousand languages so that those who have never… Read more

The Prayer Warrior

A few thoughts from Colin Stott to encourage us in our prayer time . . .

The Other Side

THE NEXT LANGUAGE ongoing posts will be where we develop our strategy and unfold the story of the recording of the last three thousand languages so that those who have never… Read more

It Is Finished?

THE NEXT LANGUAGE ongoing posts will be where we develop our strategy and unfold the story of the recording of the last three thousand languages so that those who have never… Read more

Lord, Break Me!

A few thoughts from Colin Stott to encourage us in our prayer time . . .

On the Ground in Culiacan

THE NEXT LANGUAGE ongoing posts will be where we develop our strategy and unfold the story of the recording of the last three thousand languages so that those who have never… Read more

I Will Go With Thee

THE NEXT LANGUAGE ongoing posts will be where we develop our strategy and unfold the story of the recording of the last three thousand languages so that those who have never… Read more

Unseen Warfare

THE NEXT LANGUAGE ongoing posts will be where we develop our strategy and unfold the story of the recording of the last three thousand languages so that those who have never… Read more

God of the Gaps

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Father of Faith Missions

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WAIT

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No Place Like Home

A few thoughts from Colin Stott to encourage us in our prayer time . . .

The Ultimate Weapon

THE NEXT LANGUAGE ongoing posts will be where we develop our strategy and unfold the story of the recording of the last three thousand languages so that those who have never… Read more

What Are You Doing Here?

THE NEXT LANGUAGE ongoing posts will be where we develop our strategy and unfold the story of the recording of the last three thousand languages so that those who have never… Read more

Recordist Training Course Update

THE NEXT LANGUAGE ongoing posts will be where we develop our strategy and unfold the story of the recording of the last three thousand languages so that those who have never… Read more

Still Shameful

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Numbers Update

THE NEXT LANGUAGE ongoing posts will be where we develop our strategy and unfold the story of the recording of the last three thousand languages so that those who have never… Read more

A Multipurpose Tool for Mission

A multipurpose tool combines screwdriver, blade, and pliers to do many things well. Gospel recordings are also multipurpose tools which effectively makes disciples and expand God’s kingdom in various ways. Recordings use people’s… Read more

It Takes a Team to Make Recordings

Recordists are the heart of making gospel recordings. Some are a “jack of all trades” who handle everything from scripts to digital recorders to partnering with local Christians. Others …. Read more

A Recordist in Training

Take a glimpse at what a week of training might look like for someone learning how to tell the story of Jesus through becoming a recordist with Global Recordings Network.

Deb’s Story

Listen to Deb Marcusse tell what it was like for her and teammate, Jan, to be a recording team in Papau New Guinea. “We simply answered the call of the… Read more

Recording in East Africa

Joel Juedes never saw himself going to Africa to record the story of Jesus, but God had other plans. “Reading takes skill,” Joel says, “but a recording comes alive right… Read more