We had five of our believers attend a teacher training course sponsored by the church in another language group. There are three national men from the Highlands of PNG that have been trained and travel around teaching believers how to teach Bible lessons. The believers who went were challenged to be sharing with those around them who have not heard the Gospel. Please pray that God would continue to grow the hearts of the Tigak believers to be burdened to share with those around them who are not believers.
Ned has been working with his main translation helper to ensure that the translation is natural in the Tigak language. He has finished Matthew and is now working on the book of Luke. Once this is completed he will start do comprehension testing. These are both very long books so it will take many hours to do multiple comprehension checks. Please continue to pray that the Tigak Scriptures would speak truth to the Tigak people. And pray for the Tigak to have a hunger for God’s Word.
Christina and Savannah are doing well at school. Savannah is enjoying her new students. Savannah and Christina are figuring out how to cook meals in the midst of a busy schedule.
Yesterday, Ben, our tech guy from New Zealand, was able to come back and do a proper repair of our broken water tank. He “welded” on pieces of “tuffa tank” to fill in the crack on the tank. We are hopeful that this will hold even with 2000 gallons of water in the tank. The first two fixes worked until the tank was over half full and then the crack opened up again. Ben was also able to do some repairs on our boat motor which was a big help. One of the needs for the field of PNG is for missionaries who are hands on type people that can take care of maintenance and repairs on the centers around PNG. If you know anyone that might be interested in coming to fill this type of need let us know! Associates typically come for 1 to 4 years to help in support roles.