Our Isnag neighbors are all busy preparing rice fields and everyone has an ax to grind. Many people wonder why bench grinders have two grinding stones. Some people think that one stone is course and the other fine. That may or may not be true, but the real reason is so that you and a friend can grind at the same time. This promotes a heightened sense of cooperation; especially when you are grinding machetes. I really think I should start a YouTube channel to teach people how to get more out of their tools. Perhaps another time I can use the same picture to discuss the benefits of using gloves as potholders.
Heidi managed to fit all these ladies into our living room for a Bible study last week. It is great to see the interest the folks have in studying God’s word and a real encouragement to keep translating. This week, Heidi is working on the back to English translation of Ephesians and I’m working on the recording draft of Galatians and the rough draft of 2nd Thessalonians.
We are waiting for a road. It usually doesn’t pay to stand someplace and wait for a road to come to you, but bulldozers are working away downstream and we are hopeful. If they get the road close enough, we will be able to get cement to the village so that we can add to the retaining wall. During the storm last year, the base of the existing wall was damaged, so last week a few guys made repairs.
Please thank the Lord with us for the interest in the Men’s and Ladies’ Bible studies.
Please pray for protection for the men making rice fields. It is very easy to fall or cut yourself when working on steep mountain slopes.
Please continue to pray that the translation process will move along a good pace. We are thankful for how much progress has been made in the last couple of months.
That we will be able to get cement before the next typhoon season.
Thank you for your prayers!