Monday, June 26, 2017

Blessings All Around! Summer '17 Update


God is so good! Exciting news from the Rothmanns!
We’re very proud of our graduates and so thankful for all who contributed to this goal! They’ve already started working on their degrees at community college: Matthew in Computer Science, and Zack in Education. They both work 20 hrs/wk - Matthew is a cashier at Harris Teeter; Zack is a barista at Starbucks. Pray for them to balance school, work, and life well and trust in God always.
Loren is joining JAARS' Refuge139 to host VBS for missionary kids. Families living in sensitive European and Asian countries travel to Wycliffe Germany so parents can attend translation workshops. The kids have fun with us learning about God’s love through stories, crafts, and games. We talk to them about their life on the field, and help them through difficult transitions. Please pray for us to minister to these special kids whose families bring God’s Word to people who have never had it.
Each Refuge139 team member must raise $1,500 by September 5 to cover trip costs. If you can help Loren reach this goal, all gifts are tax-deductible.
  • Online: Go to https://jaars.org/donate/jr-139, fill in the billing information, then click “Questions, comments or special instructions” and type “Loren Rothmann” in that field. 
  • By Mail: Send a check to our address (6111 Davis Rd., Waxhaw, NC 28173) payable to JAARS, Inc. and write “Refuge 139” in the message line. We will send you a receipt.
Thank you for your prayers and support! We look forward to telling you how God uses this opportunity!
Michelle is working three half days in the clinic and training to be an immunization RN. She will verify patients have all important vaccinations including any that were not completed at childhood.
The SIL Library is LIVE! Loren and his team created a new website to help thousands of Wycliffe members use systems that manage translation projects, HR information, and much more. Praise God, for a smooth roll-out and improved efficiency!
At the JAARS Core Values Forum, Loren used Google Documents and Forms to gather and organize input from 60 delegates. This helped with discussion and voting on the values that support JAARS’ vision, shape our culture and guide our decision-making processes.
Camping is our favorite way to relax! We’re thankful for a few weekends this spring to enjoy cool, sunny days with family. It reminds us how much God cares for the sparrow and how much more He cares for us.
Wycliffe missionaries rely on the generosity of individual donors like you to support our mission. Please pray about joining our support team and click here for more information. THANK YOU!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Quick Rothmann Update - Milestones!

Supporting Bible translation through technology and health care.
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THANK YOU for your support and prayers that help us bring God's Word to the outermost regions of the world! There is still much work to be done, but progress is steady and picking up speed! Below are some milestones God's blessed us with...
Celebrating 7 years with Wycliffe we attended Wycliffe Stateside Connection 4-day workshop at Orlando HQ. 13 members gathered to share their experiences in Bible translation and encourage each other in prayer. Our hosts fed and treated us like royalty so we could go home rejuvenated! We are so fortunate to have such awesome coworkers.
April 12 we'll officially celebrate being married 20 years! Loren's mom stayed with Matthew and Zack while we traveled to Orlando. We stopped in Savannah, GA and St Augustine, FL. along the way and enjoyed the sights. God has been so good to us - it's exciting to think our Silver 25 is just around the corner!

Michelle will be done with home school in May which will give her more time to work at the JAARS Health Clinic. They're preparing for the busy summer season helping people get ready to go overseas.

Are you or your church going on a mission trip? Schedule an appointment at the clinic for an immunization consultation and get all your necessary shots.
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Loren helping Wycliffe members access technology that helps them collaborate and connect resources. Making good use of our dining room table!

When is Loren Traveling?
Loren is joining a short term mission in Germany in September. Otherwise, his "travels" are on Tuesdays when he gets Skype updates from colleagues in Manila, Singapore, and Malaysia. He's also helping members in Nairobi and Papua New Guinea get custom software and hardware solutions.

March 11 is JAARS Day and a great time of year to experience what God is doing in Bible translation. We have a new logo in case you don't recognize the sign on Davis Road. For the full story, see the last page of this Rev 7 edition.
Praise:
  • 20th anniversary 4/12/17
  • Blessed with new clinic staff
  • All stayed healthy thru winter
  • Boys are doing well at work and learning new car repairs.
Prayer:
  • Boys college (Zack starts June)
  • Loren is raising support to participate in short term missions in Germany in Sept.
  • Loren is transferring 3000 documents/files to a new database for technical and HR information.
  • Pray for our family unity and strength in the Lord.