HALFWAY

Quick update!

I was able to sponsor THREE more verses today from sales off of Society 6! Thanks for your support - and it's not too late to order someone a Valentine's gift.

The total raised for the Ehty people so far: $11,425 - over 439 verses! That leaves $11,429 left to translate the entire book of John for the Ehty people. We're HALFWAY there!!

Stay tuned for more from Year 27 in the coming weeks.

Thank you.

It's been a little over a week since 12-12-12 - and I keep going back to that day and how awesome it turned out to be. I keep remembering things that have happened over the past year and I am overwhelmed by all that God has done. I must say, the verse above rings TRUE. Commit your way to the Lord, trust in Him and HE WILL ACT. On my birthday alone, I saw over $2,000 given to Bible translation for the Ehty people. That's God moving right there - He prompted so many to give and get involved with Year 27!

Through Year 27: - God moved people to bring over $11,139 (SO FAR!) in Bible translation for the Ehty people - I got to connect with people from Papua New Guinea, New Zealand, China, Northern Ireland, Canada and more! Year 27 truly became something global! - I made a BUNCH of new friends. - I got to give illustrated verses to friends who had children this year - and I'm excited for the impact these parents will have on their children because they are leading them to Jesus. - I began reading my Bible a lot more consistently - and got to hide God's Word in my heart in such a unique way. - The Ehty people are A LOT closer to having a Bible in their own heart language. - I got to use the talents that God gifted me with to honor Him - and there is a real satisfaction in serving the Lord with the talents that only He can give you. - I got to meet several new people in Spearfish through the Year 27 art show at Common Grounds - Over 75 people gathered at Common Grounds to celebrate what God has done. It was a sweet time of fellowship with many people from the community, Black Hills State University and my church family. One of the highlights was when a whole youth group walked into to view my verses and eat cake with us! The leader of the group wanted the students to see how they could do something unique to serve God. - The list goes on...

There is one thing that I am sure of - Year 27 would not have happened without your partnership and encouragement over this past year. I am so grateful for the support of so many friends and excited about all that God has done and all that He is going to do as His Word speaks to the hearts of the Ehty people of South Asia. This has truly been a year of blessing and joy and the ONLY ONE who gets the credit is God. He is so good and He provided exactly what I needed to see this project through to the end - it was SO cool to see Him do SO much.

SO WHAT'S NEXT?

That's a GREAT question. I'm planning to take a break on Year 27 through the rest of 2012, but I fully intend to keep on going with this blog and project. Will verses be posted everyday? No way. Will you still be able to support Bible translation? YES PLEASE. (here's how you do it.) For now, I'm enjoying a great time with my family for Christmas before I head to Atlanta for Passion 2013. Please join me in praying for exactly what is next for Year 27. Please feel free to shoot me an email if you have any questions or suggestions! (whatsthejillio at gmail dot com)

Love what God has done and love you guys! Merry Christmas!

Jill Davis

 

Celebrating Year 27: Romans 10:13-15

For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard?And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!”

I'm excited to share today's post with all of you. Today's post was created by my friend Dana Hixson. She made a BEAUTIFUL cake (well, three of them) for my birthday party/art show tonight. She spent A LOT of time creating these and put a lot of thought into the verses that were chosen. Talk about a grand finale for YEAR 27! Dana - you have no idea how much this means to me. I feel so special and I'm so honored that we get to be friends.

For those of you in the Spearfish area - join us tonight to celebrate and EAT this delicious cake! (see below)

For everyone: thank you for making my birthday feel so special this year. More than that, you have been a part of bringing the Bible to the Ehty people of South Asia. This is a lasting gift that will change MANY lives. If you haven't already, I'd like to encourage you to gift a verse to the Ehty people for my birthday today. Just $26 can change someone's life! Click here to sponsor verses.

Psalm 67:1-2

 

As we wrap up YEAR 27, this verse really brings it home.

I want the Ehty people - ahem, all nations - to know of the God's saving power. I want them to experience this personally. I'm hoping that the Ehty people will be transformed by all of the verses that we've translated for them and I'm hoping to hear stories down the road of new believers and life-change.

As 12/12/12 (my birthday) approaches tomorrow, I have a whole mix of emotions. I'm so excited about all that God has done and all of the new people that I have met over this past year. I'm hopeful that God is going to provide for all 879 verses of the book of John to be translated into the heart language of the Ehty people through Year 27. I'm grateful and thankful for each of you.

I look forward to celebrating tomorrow night with many of my Spearfish friends (Join us!).

So now, will you join me in bringing the book of John to the Ehty people of South Asia? It's $26 to translate one verse - this will be $26 that has the potential to change thousands of lives for generations to come. Click here to sponsor verses.

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