Tomorrow the first workshop staff and observers start arriving in Debepari for the Pa (Pare) Old Testament workshop. Bibles and other materials are packed and ready to go on Tuesday. The final lot of staff and observers should travel then on Thursday.
Today the North Fly Bible resource centre took another step forward in moving from the Smith’s house in Rumginae to its longterm home at ECPNG’s Kiunga urban church. Pastor Steven packed printers, whiteboards, and other odds and ends into his son’s truck to make the trip.
We’re doing our best to secure all of the existing translation and literacy materials in Aekyom and Pa (Pare). A shout out to Cecily Brenton with Wycliffe Australia who has agreed to help find everything, type up whatever exists only in paper, and upgrade old digital files to current software standards. A huge job!
Dale & Carin LeRoy (left) of Pioneers came for a visit for the last time before returning to the USA, maybe for the last time. They are the ones who brought to the North Fly methods of „storytelling“ as a way to deliver the Bible. On the right is Godfrey Sim of Mission Aviation Fellowship, visiting for the Jubilee.
Standing in front of a large crowd listening to Yangtim Kati giving a great historical account of the development of the Church in the North Fly.
The Rumginae area celebrations are off to a joyful start as the worship team practices the night before the official kickoff – to the crowd of people already assembled from the more remote locations.
Digging deeper to understand young people…
Two of our encouragers.
A few hardy souls rounded off the week with a game of Rummikub while waiting for the SIL plane.
A bit over a month ago the North Fly Bible team and ECPNG leaders met for a week with visiting SIL leaders to work on funding and other practical challenges.