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I got all of Mark ready for the translation consultant! After listening to one of the Ina* missionaries talk about how they figured out some of the different grammatical constructions and places in lessons and translation where they needed different ones, I realized that one construction he mentioned was just what I needed for Mark 9:42—the […]
This week, the Laniers flew across the swamps to the Iski people group. The missionaries living with the Iski people are nearing the end of their time of culture and language study. So Tim (who is training to be a culture language acquisition consultant) went to evaluate them and provide feedback as to where they are […]
In 2013, I moved to Papua New Guinea. After spending several months learning the trade language (Tok Pisin) and culture, I finished my time of orientation by spending a few weeks living in an Ina* village to learn from the experienced missionaries and the church there. At the end of my time there, my sending church and I had decided that I would remain in Ina to partner with the citizen church there in their church-planting outreach to the Tanguat.