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Gardners Nov 2017 update

2017-11-06

Dear Friends,                                                October 31, 2017, Langley, BC

I just uploaded our Thanksgiving prayerletter, and below we have some praises and prayer requests.

500 years ago today, Martin Luther posted his 95 theses on the door of the Wittenberg chapel. One of the greatest fruits of the Reformation was Luther’s translation of the Bible into his own mother tongue, so that German speakers could hear God’s Word in their heart language, just as John Wycliffe before him and William Tyndale after him had also done for English speakers. Today the names of Wycliffe and Tyndale continue to inspire our Bible translation ministry.

Today we are also purchasing our “new” (to us) vehicle. Thanks for praying for wisdom.
As we are thankful to Wycliffe, Tyndale, Luther and many others for the Bible in our own languages, please pray that many CanIL students will help translate God’s Word into the 1,700 languages still waiting.

Bill, for Lori, too

Praises:
1. A good time with family in Texas remembering Grandma Peterson’s life
2. Direction for the purchase of a used vehicle.
3. Opportunity to host CanIL American Thanksgiving potluck.

Please pray for:
1. Recruitment of more CanIL faculty for both TWU (BC) and Tyndale (Toronto).
2. Many students completing their linguistic training this semester.
3. Good health for us and for students (cold and flu season has begun).

Coming Up:
Oct 31             500th anniversary of “Reformation Day”
Nov 4              TWU Graduate programs graduation (including MA in Linguistics)
Nov 9              Wycliffe Day of Prayer observed at CanIL
Nov 12            Bill preach on “Language in the Bible” at New Westminster CRC
Nov 23            Bill & Lori host American Thanksgiving potluck at CanIL
Nov 24            45th anniversary of Bill becoming a follower of Jesus
Nov 25            Bill lead devotions for Willoughby men’s breakfast
Dec 3              First Sunday of Advent
Dec 10            On Bowen Island, Bill preach Advent sermon on Jesus’ Genealogy

If you would like to partner in our Wycliffe ministry, you can send a check to:
            Wycliffe-Canada • 4316 10 St NE • Calgary, AB T2E6K3.
Please include a note: "Preference for the Wycliffe ministry of Bill & Lori Gardner, acct #58394.”

Or you can give online at: www.wycliffe.org/partner/BillandLoriGardner

Our contact information:
Bill & Lori Gardner 
Address:          21129 80B Avenue, Langley, BC V2Y 0J5, Canada
Email:             William_Gardner@sil.org OR lori.gardner@canil.ca
USA cell:        1-530-331-9111 (for calls to/from USA)
Canada cell:    1-604-772-1553 (only for calls within Canada)
Jonathan, Elizabeth & Elijah Gardner            mozviking@gmail.com
Michael, Emily & Henry Gardner                  mgbeingcreative@gmail.com

William Gardner
Associate Professor of Linguistics
CANADA INSTITUTE OF LINGUISTICS at Trinity Western University
7600 Glover Road, Langley, BC V2Y 1Y1  CANADA
604-513-2129 x3963  |  william_gardner@sil.org  |  www.canil.ca

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