Preliminary Simbari Translation draft complete! We are excited to report that David just completed the preliminary draft of the Simbari New Testament! (We started this translation draft about 13 years ago) Note the word, “Preliminary” which means the most difficult step of the process is complete but there are still many rigorous proofing and checking procedures that need to be done on all these recently completed drafts before the verses can be released for publication. So there is still another year or so of work still to be done but that will have to wait because we are out of time this term.
Upcoming Home Assignment It is hard to believe two years have gone by and it is already time for our 6-month home assignment. We plan to travel home to California this summer and stay until January. We are looking forward to a layover on the flight home in Europe to visit some friends there and to do some sightseeing. Then on to Florida to visit Shari’s family for a couple weeks finally arriving in California in July. We still don’t have a vehicle lined up so please pray about that need. We look forward to catching up with everyone.
This coming month will be very busy with several upcoming trips to different tribal locations as well as packing up for our departure. After the tribal trips we have to completely vacate and deep clean the house we are in so that will take up the rest of our time before we leave.
David and Shari