We are working towards our move to Ukarumpa for Keith to take on the Ukarumpa Finance Manager role in September. Our personal focus will no longer be on the Morobe Province so much as on the Bible translation movement within Papua New Guinea.
The grass withers, the flowers fades, but the word of our God will stand forever. Isaiah 40 v 8
The MIGABAC people (4,000+ pop.), after 22 years, are preparing to dedicate their New Testament on 26th July in print, audio, and digital forms. Steve & Debbie McEvoy (from USA) are thankful that the community has already expressed an interest in continuing the translation work for the Old Testament and that training of the people for this new translation work has begun. Please pray that the hearts of the Migabac people will be open to God’s Word as they read and listen to it so that lives are changed.
The NEK people (2,000+ pop.) last year printed and dedicated Esther, Ephesians, Colossians and Titus. Katri Linnasalo (from Finland), translator, asks prayer for Pastor Mainuka Yunamu as he is scheduled on 24th July to begin the six week intensive Hebrew 1 course at the Ukarumpa Training Centre designed to assist national translators to continue being involved with the Old Testament translation.
Matt & Christy Taylor (from USA) having been working amongst the NUKNA people for around 16 years, and are in the process of a village check of Matthew 1-21. The NUKNA New Testament is about 70% drafted with a mini-dedication of the 10 Pauline epistles planned for 2020. Please pray for the 10-day Scripture use course that teaches about ‘God’s Story’, an overview of the entire Bible and the themes that run through it, planned for late July this year.
The PATEP New Testament dedicated in 1987 has no new copies available for the young and new readers, so a reprint is planned after a read-through and revision. This is currently being completed by five Patep men from different villages together with Linda Vissering [nee Lauck] (from USA), one of the original translators. Linda’s prayer request is for wisdom, strength and good health as the team work together, and for the ongoing revision process.
Many plans are in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the LORD that will stand. Proverbs 19 v 21