Dear <<First Name>>,

We are all doing well "in spite of lockdown", and thought we should give you a brief update in the form a video clip of how life has changed for us as a family since COVID 19.

We trust that you are doing well. We would love to hear from you. Thank you so much for your love, support and prayers.

We pray God will continue to bless you and that HIs kingom would continue to grow. Even though we are not able to travel and visit people, there has been a greater use of phone calling, video chats and online or live streamed sermons to help us all stay in touch.

We thank God that we have access to His Word daily in our heart language, English, and wonder how people without His Word in their language cope through difficult times, and in this period of lockdown and social distancing. "God's Word is not chained" (2 Timothy 2:9). May God help us in getting His Word to them soon.

All our love, Barry and Julia. 
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A video update on how life has changed
Beautiful flowers in our garden
The last time we saw Kalea (4) and Mars (7 months) before lockdown
Redemptus Msambila passed away a few days ago. He was our first translator for the Ndamba language of Tanzania. He leaves a legacy of a New Testament in his language. Please pray for comfort for his family. (Click here to see the launch of the Ndamba NT)

Family News

Our sons, Timothy and Daniel, are at home with us. We are all still in lockdown in the UK after 8 weeks, although this week the UK has moved to start opening up various manufacturing and building sectors to get the economy going again. Timothy has been furloughed until August from his job as assistant manager at a leisure centre in Bedford. Daniel is finishing off his first year at Bedford college online now, doing a  uniformed public services course. 

Our other family news is covered in our video clip above.

Working from home

Julia is very hard at work doing editing for the Diploma in Bible Translation training materials. We are working towards creating an online study programme for our diploma. We have to have materials that are contextualised for all the different countries we work in.

Barry continues to oversee our consultant work for TWFTW. We are delighted that 3 new consultants have been recognised recently: Kamande from Kenya, Titas from SE Asia and Simon from Ethiopia, all of whom he has helped to mentor. We now have 22 full time consultants working with TWFTW on 136 projects.

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