What a treasure to have the Word of God in your own language! We do not yet have a Bible in Joola where we work. We do hope to start translating soon, though. One day, we pray that there is a Bible here but people will need to learn to read and write this language if they are to enjoy studying God’s Word. So, this is why we need to have a LITERACY PROGRAM. We were blessed to participate in a literacy development class with consultants with Ethnos 360. They brought with them a computer program that helped us to develop 5 primers and 5 readers, teachers materials, pre-literacy, and tons of word cards! All that in just two weeks! The guys worked hard writing stories and were really challenged because they were limited on the letters and syllables they could use depending on the lesson. Two weeks complete, we have first drafts and now need to go home and do testing and editing. We hope to have a first test class in January. Pray for us as we try and work out the final spellings of words and edit material with no spell checker. We are also seeking financial partners for this project as we will have to pay for materials and pay teachers something for their time. If you are interested, tap above “give” to see how. Please include a note with your gift that says, “Badiane, Senegal, and Literacy project”.
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