Unsung Heroes

Can I tell you what a pleasure it was to host this lady and her husband overnight on Tuesday?  Colin and Dot are Bible translators with Wycliffe Bible Translators.  They have analyzed the language of a people group in Burkina Faso, West Africa and have and have put it into written form.  The Turka people have never seen their everyday words written on a page!  That boggles my mind!  (Of course, this is true of multiple languages yet today.)

This couple and others like them are real heroes in my opinion.  In some ways, they are like the Old Testament saints who were praised for their obedience and faith in Hebrews 11:39,40:  These were all commended for their faith, yet none of them received what had been promised.  God had planned something better for us so that only together with us would they be made perfect."

Here's the recipe for Chicken Cordon Bleu that I served for our dinner that evening.  I'm absolutely reckless when it comes to trying new recipes on company.  This one worked and was relatively easy.  (I'm sure some of you seasoned cooks are rolling your eyes at my enthusiasm here.)  This is how I wrote the instructions down.  I'm sorry I can't remember the source.

Pound 4 chicken breasts to 1/4" thick.  Sprinkle both sides with salt and pepper.  Place 1 slice of Swiss cheese and a bit of of thinly sliced ham on each breast.  Roll up.  Then roll each in flour (1/4 cup total).  Dip each roll in 1 beaten egg and then coat in Italian bread crumbs (1 cup total).  Fasten with toothpicks and place seam side down in a sprayed baking pan.  Dot each with 1 tablespoon (I used less) of butter and bake in a 350 degree oven for 35 minutes or until juice runs clear.  While they are baking, combine 1 cup whipping cream with 1/2 cup of chicken broth.  Simmer until thick.  Pour this over the breasts to serve. 


  1. Such a blessing to share time with new friends.

  2. I can not even imagine what a privilege it was to be in the presence of these folks. I am a little envious...WOW. I know you were blessed by having them with you.
    Hope you have an awesome day.

  3. Oh my goodness this recipe sounds easy enough for even me! Seriously I can cook, I just don't like spending hours in the kitchen anymore. This doesn't sound time consuming a bit!
    I can not figure out why the name " Wycliffe " sounds so familiar to me.
    I am glad that your visit turned out so well Rebecca, and dinner sounds like it was a hit!
    Love Di ♥

  4. Diana, It really was easy. I had them prepared and in the fridge early in the morning. Just did the whipping cream/broth thing while they were in the oven. Worst part was pounding the meat to 1/4" think :)

  5. what a treasure of a friendship. my favorite
    memories are of missionaries around my
    table telling my children their stories of Jesus.

  6. Indeed Colin, Dot, and others doing
    missionary work are the heroes!
    God's grace to them as they continue.

    I'll give your recipe a try. I love
    all recipes with chicken.

    Be blessed,

  7. Rebecca, I'm famliar with Wycliffe as a friend I grew up with and her family were missionaries with Wycliffe to Papua New Guinea. You are so right, they are unsung heros of the faith! What an awesome calling! We occasionally get to host missionaries as well and we are always so blessed. I made chicken cordon bleu for Easter dinner this year...pics on my buns blog but I put my recipe on my mistress blog -- copy & paste this link if you have time to look:


    Similar recipes...I never made the sauce...sounds good...I totally love this recipe because I always make it the day ahead of time then all I have to do is bake them. It feels like such an elegant dinner and its really very simple. Yeah, that chicken can splatter while pounding it...another reason to do it a day in advance!

  8. Talk about an adventure?!!

    I so admire your friends and the ministry they've obediently undertaken. I'll bet conversations with them are lively & inspiring, if not totally humbling.

    I'm thinking they would say likewise. No doubt they'll be talking about your hospitality for many months to come.


  9. How wonderful to share time with wonderful people....and your dinner sounds so very good and easy, you know Rebecca my son made this for me about a week and half before he passed away.....I always think of him as it was our second last meal together, it used to hurt now it is a warm memory....:-) Hugs


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