Steve and Laura Newkirk, WorldVenture, Senegal
This next week we will be recording the book of Job in Wolof. So why record Job of all books of the Bible? There are universal questions, asked by people from all over the world from all walks of life and through all of human history: Who, what, or where is God? Does God see or care about my life? Why doesn’t God answer my questions? Why does God allow suffering and death? Why do good things happen to bad people? Why do bad things happen to good people?
These are some of the important questions that Job and his friends grapple with, both for their sake and ours. But as Philip Yancey says, “The arguing never seems to help Job much. His is a crisis of relationship more than a crisis of doubt. CAN HE TRUST GOD?” God shows up with an amazing response at the end as Job is astounded and affirmed in God’s trustworthiness.
Please be praying for our recording team. We have a team of 8 Wolof speakers for the 13 voices heard in the book. We want to see God glorified and desire Wolof speakers to know that they can trust their Maker and the truth that He has given in His Word for whatever life might bring. Our friends at Summer Institute of Linguistics (SIL) will help us record and edit the recordings.