Chesnut Update...In a Nutshell

Serving with Wycliffe Bible Translators

Colorado or Bust

We are planning a road trip to Colorado this summer. We'll be in the Denver area July 15-21 and would love to share with you what God is doing in and through our partnership with Wycliffe. If you'd be interested in hosting a get-together or help plan a picnic-in-the-park, we'd love your help!

We also find that we need to increase our partnership team. For years God has sustained us through the kindness and generosity of people like you who have shared out of their lack and out of their abundance. If you or your church or small group would be interested in joining our financial support team, and would like us to come share more about our work, please let us know. You can contact us at

Magna Cum Laude in BSN

We are SOOO proud of Rachel! She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. That's a huge accomplishment! We were able to celebrate this with Rachel and her husband Justin, and attend a special pinning ceremony -- for a nurse, this is more important than graduation day -- in which BSN graduates receive a pin denoting their official status as nurses. We praise God for His grace and faithfulness in seeing Rachel and Justin through her college experience! To Him be all the glory!!!

Translation Challenges

Last year we asked you to pray for John as he served as liaison for Wycliffe USA and SIL International (Wycliffe's partner in Bible translation) and the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) regarding translation guidelines for translating divine familial terms (such as "Father" and "Son") in challenging language contexts.

We are deeply grateful for God's hand of grace and faithfulness throughout the year-long process. The WEA panel recently posted their recommendations and Wycliffe and SIL Int'l are working even now to implement those guidelines. THANK YOU for your prayers! Praise God for the excellent work done by the WEA panel. You can view a video from Wycliffe USA President, Bob Creson at

Prayer and Praise

  • Praise God for His faithful provision through you.
  • Pray for John as he has international travel planned for this summer.
  • Ask God to raise up more financial partners to help meet our monthly support needs.

Let's Stay in Touch

John & Kelly Chesnut

mailing address: 14740 Bayonne Rd | Orlando, FL | 32832


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