Over a year ago we began an in-depth proofreading and revision process of all 10,000+ verses that have been translated to date. Most of the ‘revisions’ were just small adjustments to the text for it to flow more naturally. We are happy to report that we have completed that step of the preparations for printing. Now we will be spell-checking the revised portions. After that we will be completing the cross-referencing notes and editing the hyphen break points for our longest words.
Thanks so much for praying for us as we work through the final steps to print the Simbari Bible Translation. It won’t be long and it will be ready for typesetting. We’ll keep you posted!
Family Time at Lake Tahoe
Right after finishing the revisions we were able to spend some time with our family at a cabin up at Lake Tahoe. Some long-time friends and supporters invited us to stay at their cabin as a gift. It was an amazing time with some of our kids and grandkids and David’s family. Our thanks go out to this dear family and to all of you who faithfully support us in this ministry.
Since we last wrote we have gained 2 more grandchildren! Simon and Chandler had Colson John Ogg on Feb 26th. Only two weeks later Albion and Rachel had Hanzo Keaton Merrick on March 13th. We are so happy for these two new little ones added to the family. We have yet to meet Hanzo because the Merrick family lives in Pennsylvania but we are planning a visit soon after we hand over the translation to the typesetter.
Travel to PNG
Many have asked about when we will be able to go back to PNG. Right now there is a surge of Covid cases in the country and international travel is still restricted. It may be 6 to 12 months before things start opening up again for normal travel. In the meantime we are continuing to work remotely on the translation from our home base in California. Please pray for PNG too.