Gwandambi, the Simbari boy who had a bone infection, has continued to make good progress. His cast has been removed and one of our mission’s physical therapists is helping him to regain motion and build up strength in the leg. He is walking with a cane now instead of crutches.
Around Christmas many Simbari believers were invited to attend a conference with believers from the Yagaria tribe. The Simbari believers who live in the capital city have been attending a Yagaria church plant down there and have formed a bond with the Yagarian believers. Simbari believers came from the city and others came out of the tribe and hiked for days across the mountains to attend the conference. Some unbelievers came along to see what it was all about and after hearing the teaching about Jesus they placed their trust in Him. A group of them stopped by to visit us and ended up just spontaneously sharing testimonies about the work that God was doing among them. Wow, wish you could have been there!
Bible translation is moving right along as well. David completed the preliminary draft of Hebrews on New Years Eve 2015. He is now drafting James chapter 3. The total amount of the New Testament that is now in draft form is 95%.
With the help of some volunteers from our mission support team we recently dismantled our former co-worker’s house and sent the supplies over to a nearby tribe where a new missionary team is just getting started. We are thankful for the Crabtrees, Sanders, and Hambrice families who have come to reach the nearby Wantakia people. (reachWantakia.com) There are still many more people groups all around us without God’s message in their own language. Please pray about going or helping to send others to reach these people groups who are still waiting to hear. (Rom. 10:14)