After 2 weeks long weeks, we turned in our last language problem!
We were analyzing Kuman, a language from the Highlands of PNG. And it sure was taxing on the brain! On top of all that, a flu bug attacked our family and for over a week at least someone in the family was sick. We certainly had to depend on the Lord for strength.
So, now that we are done with Kuman, we are moving on to Cherokee! We leave today for Oklahoma where we will live for 6 weeks among the Cherokee Indians. We will meet daily with a language helper with the goal of building a good relationship and gathering language data that we will then analyze.
One thing that we have so appreciated about our New Tribes training is that we learn something in the classroom and then we are given a chance to put it into practice. We will be trying out the linguistic principles we have learned in a real-life situation.
Please pray for us as we adjust to lots of new things: making a home out of a cinderblock wall room, eating meals with 40 other people daily, going to a Cherokee church… We’ll let you know how it goes. And we’ll be taking lots of pictures so please check back to see them!