Preparation In the months leading up to the Bible Dedication the Simbari church had sent letters of invitation to 10 different villages. Some people from these villages were threatened by a religious group that opposes the Gospel. Because of these threats the Simbari church had no idea how many people would actually show up. But […]
Praise God, the printing of the Simbari Bible is now complete! We have received copies of the finished Bibles and inspected them. They are very high quality and they turned out even better than we thought they would. The main shipment for Papua New Guinea will depart the Netherlands in about a week and should […]
Simbari Translation Ready for Typesetting Thank you for praying for us as we completed proofing and checking the text of the Simbari New Testament and Old Testament portions. Since completing the consultant checking on the translation in Feb. 2020 we have been working full time on a slow proof-read checking process of all 10,000 verses […]
Our first grandchild has arrived! Our oldest daughter, Esther, and her husband, Tim, shared this about the birth of their first child: “We welcomed Daniel Alden Lawrence into the world on May 27, 2020 at 5:45pm. He was 6 days overdue, but teeny tiny at 5lbs 9oz. It was an unplanned C-section due to some […]
We have been back in Papua New Guinea for about a week now and started back into translation work the day after arriving. David and his translation helper, Raymond, have been working nonstop going over notes concerning possible draft revisions to better match the source language (SL) text. We always like to discuss these with […]
Thanks to all who prayed for the final consultant check of 9 books of the Simbari Bible translation over the last 2 weeks. We completed the checking ahead of schedule even though we were working through some very difficult material. The books we checked were: John, 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Philippians, Colossians, 2 Timothy, Philemon, Hebrews […]
One of the old customs among the Simbari is that they would stay up all night chanting their gratitude to the spirits as they anticipated an upcoming feast which included meat. You see, their diet consists mostly of vegetables and tuber foods, so eating meat is a rare treat for them and one they greatly […]
David and three Simbari helpers have been working with a translation consultant for last few days doing the final check on the Romans chapters 1-8...
...Everyone there was awed at the way God answered their prayers immediately and showed His love and power.