After our normal work on correspondence from missionaries and literacy consultants, we’ve also been working on a couple of very interesting projects. One of Jerry’s projects was formatting a book for Bible translators in Portuguese and getting it ready for printing. The book uses many ancient Greek and Russian examples, so it’s been tedious getting the right fonts in the right place.
And Joyce has been working on the topical index to be included in the Kuna Old Testament. Now that can hardly be described as “work.” It is such a joy to look through the Old Testament and pick your favorites verses dealing with all kinds of topics, realizing that our friends will go to the list as a guide to find encouragement and direction! One of the recent topics was “how should you act and speak when you are being persecuted because of your faith in Jesus.” Quite applicable to our Kuna friends as they stand against the village pressures. Just imagine how Jeremiah 1:17 & 19 will encourage them: “Get up and prepare for action. Go out and tell them everything I tell you to say. Do not be afraid of them…They will fight you, but they will fail. For I am with you, and I will take care of you. I, the LORD, have spoken!”