When someone receives a Bible – possibly for the first time in their own language – does that mean they will always read it? Or understand it? How does a person begin to learn how to apply Scripture to their own life in a way that really makes a difference?
When does work on a translation project end? Oddly enough, that’s a really hard question to answer…
PNG Branch Conference
Last month we had our bi-yearly Conference at Ukarumpa. Everyone in the PNG branch who is in country is expected to attend. The event has a dual focus. First, it’s a time of spiritual refreshment. Second, it’s a time to deal with any governance issues we need to tackle as a branch.
Do you ever get to the point where you wonder why you’re feeling so busy… then you take a look back at what you’ve actually been up to and it all makes sense?
What to do when the lights go out… Ukarumpa is supplied by two power sources. Normally, power comes through the power company (PNG Power).
He is risen! This is the first sunrise service I’ve attended at Ukarumpa where the sun actually rose over the mountains…
Another quick visit (just a couple days) down to Alotau a couple weeks ago – threw off my newsletter writing system : ) The regional center has new managers now (Praise!), but they are still working on figuring out the organizational system of the previous managers and converting it into something that makes sense to their way of working.
A few updates. Praises first! The rain appears to have returned and the school seems to have enough teachers for the time being. Thanks so much for your prayers on those two things.
Time to celebrate again : ) On October 23, the Kope people gathered together to dedicate the completion of their short term project. For the past 7 years, they have worked towards this day, when they were able to gather as a community and watch the Jesus film dubbed into their own language.
A bit of catch-up first. I am currently back in Alotau. In the middle of Sept, a need arose quite suddenly for me to return to Alotau in order to help address a couple of employee issues.
Almost back to Ukarumpa. Yay!! ; ) The return flight is from Alotau to Port Moresby (the capitol) to Ukarumpa on Aug 25.
A new skill! In the past, most of my projects have been designed for print. For the most part, that will continue to be the case.
What a blessing to be able to participate with two different language groups this past month in celebrating the arrival of the New Testament (NT) in their heart language! The first dedication was a ‘business trip’ for me. My office sent me to the Konai NT dedication to capture photo and video.
The Bible is God’s love letter to us and it cannot be replaced.As a graphic designer and photographer, I enjoy using the talents God has given me in being a part of the Bible translation process.
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