A message from Kurt.....
What I learned years ago while contemplating the call to missionary service is still true today - missions
desperately needs computer programmers. Computers and the
software that we write helps Bible translation get done faster.
I am currently involved in developing a suite of
web applications that allow missionaries throughout Asia to
collaborate in teams on special projects.
Missionaries are using our software for saving
documentation on best practices, storing meeting notes, doing project planning, uploading and downloading important
documents, collaboratively writing documentation on all sorts of topics in their field of interest, making decisions with other team members, and many other things.
I get geeked about software development. Ok, I realize that you just rolled your eyes and yawned ... my kids do the same thing. Just yesterday Ben asked me what I like about writing
computer programs. Apparently to him programming computers is only slightly more exciting than watching snails sleep.
"Moses called Bezalel and Oholiab and every craftsman in
whose mind the LORD had put skill, everyone whose heart stirred him up to come to do the work." -- Exodus 36:2
I consider myself a craftsman for the Lord.
In my craft I do not work with silver or gold
or cloth - I work with computer languages,
network security protocols, and the ever
growing list of needs of the missionaries we
serve. Just like the craftsmen whom God called through
Moses, I believe that the Lord has given
me both the skill for the work and the
heart to "come to do the work".
Beth and I would like to thank all of you who are supporting us, both financially and prayerfully. You are partners with
us in building for God's kingdom. Thank you for helping to bring God's Word to the thousands of communities of people
who still do not yet have it.