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Beverly’s October Newsletter

October 13, 2014

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and
not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me,
and I will listen to you.”Jer. 29:11-12 KJV

October 2014

On 10 September, the surgeon walked into the cardiac waiting area and asked for the family of Beverly Mosley. Surprised that a large group stood up to greet him, he told everyone that the procedure had gone well, finishing up with the statement, “She is the luckiest person on the planet today!”

Now you may be sitting there thinking, “Isn’t Beverly in Papua New Guinea?” Since mid-January, I was in PNG working through my full and busy schedule for this year. In June, I helped teach a course for trainers of adult education. On the very last day of the course, I found out that my mom needed hernia repair surgery. After talking with trusted advisors, I returned home to Texas to be a part of my mother’s care and recovery. At that point I thought that I would just be gone from PNG for a couple of months.

I returned to Texas in early July. Following the usual delays, Mother’s surgery happened in mid-August. She is now making slow progress in her healing.

Since I was here in the USA, I had some medical tests done for myself. Most were precautionary. However, since mid-August, I had been experiencing some cardiac symptoms. Therefore, I did consult with a cardiologist and had a stress test along with other tests. The results showed that there was potentially some blockage. A cardiac catheterization was scheduled. I woke up early that day once again having chest pain. Only that day, the pain did not ease after a few moments. I called my ride to the hospital, and went in early. I now have two stents, but apparently no permanent damage to my heart that is now enjoying getting a better supply of oxygen!

I am now in recovery mode and adjusting to the new medicines needed to help me maintain good health. Pray for me as I work to improve healthy habits to increase my health and stamina. Mother and I are now taking turns taking care of each other.

I am so humbled and amazed as I see clearly see God’s hand in the timing of these last few weeks of my life. I want to continue in God’s timing for my life, including my return to Papua New Guinea in a few months’ time.

This year I’ve had several expenses that are not in my budget:

equipment damaged by lightning that needed to be replaced.

still more damaged equipment to be replaced.

this trip home to the USA was not in my budget, and neither were the medical expenses.

Please join me in prayer that God will also provide a way for me to meet these financial needs. If you want to learn more about any of these items, please let me know and I can get that information to you.

What is happening in Papua New Guinea while I am here in the USA? The Onobasulu co-translators continue drafting epistles from the New Testament. The literacy workers continue teaching the Onobasulu to read and write in their own language. I am so blessed to work with a group of friends who believe that God called them to Bible translation and literacy just as God called me to these tasks. Yes, there were some items in my plan that will not happen this year. We are also trusting that we are in God’s timing.

Some of the higher level checks for Bible translation include being checked by a translation consultant. As you can see from the table below, we have a need for a consultant to check about one thousand verses. Please pray for us to be able to schedule a consultant for these verses to be checked soon after my return to PNG.

Below is a table that shows our overall progress in translating the New Testament into the Onobasulu language in March of this year. We do also have some portions of the Old Testament drafted, however, those OT statistics are not included in this chart.

Amount of NT in first draft 5792 verses ~ 73% of NT Still to go: 2162 verses
Amount of NT Advisor Checked 5490 verses ~ 69% of NT Still to go: 2464 verses
Amount of NT Village Checked 4587 verses ~ 57.7 % of NT Still to go: 3367 verses
Consultant Checked & Published 3461 verses ~ 43.5 % of NT Still to go: 4493 verses

* Praise God for my mom’s good surgery and recovery;
* For my opportunity to receive medical assistance that is not readily available in PNG.

* For God’s guidance regarding His timing for my return to PNG;
* For wisdom for the doctors helping my mom and I as we both continue to heal;
* For peace as I trust God for my financial needs in the face of unexpected expenses.

In His Love,

Beverly R. Mosley

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