Chesnut Update... In a Nutshell

Serving with Wycliffe Bible Translators

Trip Postponed

"We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps" (Proverbs 16:9, NLT).

We had planned a trip to Colorado this month, but have felt the need to postpone it due to a busy time for the Wycliffe Senior Leadership Team that John is a part of. At this point, we are considering September, as John will officiate a wedding in the Denver area that month. We'll let you know....

Please pray for God's wisdom, grace and discernment as we attend to needs here. Pray for God to expand our ministry opportunities as He sees fit.

I Had No Idea!!!

Did you know that there are more than 26 specific words meaning “to carry” in the Tzeltal language of Mexico? Or that the Mazateco people of Mexico can have conversations with one another through whistling instead of using words?

The Discovery Center at the Wycliffe headquarters in Florida is a unique, interactive exhibit that uses hands-on displays and multimedia to help visitors encounter people, languages, and cultures as never before. Moving through the exhibit, visitors can imagine themselves as Tzeltal Bible translators and try their hand at choosing which of the 26 forms for “to carry” accurately conveys the meaning in verses like Matthew 3:11. They can hear exactly what makes Mazateco whistle-talk work. As they marvel at God’s creativity in language, they better understand some of the challenges that translators face each day.

A walk through the Discovery Center gives people a feel for the work of Bible translation, the progress being made, and the everyday impact it has on people’s lives. They get to see what God is doing around the world and learn about ways they can engage wherever they are through prayer and giving, or even through joining the team.

So when you think of your next vacation destination, why not consider Orlando? We'd love to see you!

Click here to learn more about Wycliffe’s Discovery Center, or point your web browser to

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John & Kelly Chesnut

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