A little stuff

​In addition to the song leaders, this photo shows a few simple things that North Fly Bible provides to help raise the standard for rural workshops:

1. Plenty of chalk (normally very precious).

2. Handmade posters showing the „books“ of the Bible and how they are organized.

3. A rope timeline showing the chronology from Genesis to Revelation – with no dates for start and finish (!), and approximate dates for historically verified events.

4. Wood to construct a long desk with a seat (there was a second one on the other side of the room).

5. A world map (many more maps, also of places and times relevant to understanding the Bible, were placed around the room).

This small investment of materials, and the cost of flying them in with the facilitators and observers, was still much less than the cost of running the workshop at a larger center near a town – with much greater community impact.

The partnership also provided one English and one Tok Pisin Bible for each officially registered couple or single, a few school supplies, and preprinted handouts.

The Pa-language participants, and observers from the Aekyom and Ninggirum language communities, improved their literate study skills and learned a storytelling method for transferring Bible passages into their local oral languages.

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