John and Diane Lubek have worked in the mission fields of Chiquimula, Jocatan, and Camotan Guatemala for more than 46 years. They are Bible translators and missionaries to the Chorti people of Guatemala.
It was during their jungle training with Wycliffe Bible Translators, which was in Chiapas, Mexico, and then in Northern Guatemala, that they became aware of the need for Bible translation among the Chorti people of Eastern Guatemala. The Mayan language that they speak is also called, “Chorti.”
John and Diana prayed and fasted and the Lord challenged them with Psalms 2:8 which says: “Only ask and I will give you the nations as you're inheritance.” The Lord then clearly spoke to John and said, “Do you want the Chorti people for your inheritance?” He said, “Yes.” This definite call of God has kept the Lubek’s among the Chorti people all of these years.
This calling was a great encouragement to John and Diana and as a result, the translation of the Chorti New Testament was finished, printed and dedicated and placed in the hands of the Chorti people on May 31, 1997.
They continue to diligently work on the translation of the Old Testament in the Chorti language, so that the entire Bible will be available to these people.
With much of the Bible in print, God has opened the doors for Diana to teach Chroti children about Jesus in four public schools from these Chorti scriptures. Diana also has two Chorti children’s choir who sing hymns to the Lord in their own language. Diana teaches 500-600 children each week about the love of our lord Jesus from the powerful Word of God in the people's own language.
Please pray for John & Diana that they will continue to have health and strength to fulfill God’s call on their lives.
Also please pray for the needed funds to complete the conference room which will be used for retreats and Bible classes for all ages.
Finally please pray for their inheritance, the Chorti people, that they will respond to the voice of the Holy Spirit which is calling to them to commit their lives to our wonderful Lord.
If you would like to contact the missionaries you can do so by email: firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also find them on facebook: John Lubek and Diana Thompson Lubek