Life among the pagodas
After seeing the Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones used in Thailand (the Thai translation in particular) with Thai University students, we became curious as to what it would take to get this wonderful biblical resource available in the language of Myanmar as well.
So, Jim got started on doing some rough translation work with the vital editing help of our good friend Ma Sandar. There are several illustrated Bibles available in Burmese, but we have yet to find one that adopts an entirely spoken style. What this means is that the existing children’s biblical resources are inaccessible to those who don’t have a strong grasp of the traditional literary style.
20 of 44 stories have been translated and Jim hopes to finish the remaining stories by the end of the year. Then we hope to publish and start using this wonderful resource with our friends and neighbors in Myanmar.
Totaling $6.01 per book.
We are starting a fundraising campaign to print the first order of 3000 books. Our fundraising goal is $18,000.
If you give to Equip, be sure to note that the donation is for "Burmese Jesus Storybook Bible" to make sure we get the funds.
(Equip takes 10% for admin costs. This is tax deductible.)
(Stripe takes 2.9%+30 cents. This is not tax deductible.)
Write a check to “Jim Randall Acct # ending in 0149”
Write "Burmese Kids Bible" in the Note field.
Send the check to:
418 Grover Street
Lynden, WA 98264
(100% goes to publishing books. This is not tax deductible.)
I’ve spent the last seven years living in Myanmar. I’ve learned new languages, cultural norms, and that nothing can stop the Gospel. Jesus is relentless in his pursuit of us.
I grew up in the big city (Seattle), then the sticks (Chehalis) and studied (I use the term in its loosest sense) Computer stuff in Bellingham.
After graduation, I got hooked up with some wild-eyed folks who shipped me off to Myanmar for the sake of the Gospel. After a few years, I realized that discipleship isn’t a two-year project and time is required to teach others what it means to follow Jesus and be lead by his spirit.
After more than a few lonely years, a fated church potluck brought a little dutch girl into my life. It’s much better now.
I was raised in a small farming community in the northwest corner of Washington State. I grew up tromping through cow pastures and forests, and had a particular penchant for pretending to be an Oregon Trail pioneer.
I met Jim when I was 15 and he was 22; it wasn’t love at first sight.
We forgot about each other until seven years later.
I care about entrepreneurship; I dream about starting businesses and creating a healthy economy in places like Myanmar.
I had decided against taking my Western self to a foreign country, and then God brought Jim into my life.
I am excited about food! Everyone needs it, and it brings people together; it’s the basis of just about any human fellowship. If I could give you food every time you visit our blog, I would. (The next best alternative I can offer is food writing and recipes at my other blog, Pickled Tea Leaves.)
Here are some ways that you can contribute financially to our work in Myanmar via Equip.
Setup automatic monthly/quarterly/yearly donations to deduct from your checking account. This is preferable to the credit card option, which gives 3% off the top to the credit card company.