The program and curriculum had been designed for Patpatar adults who were unable to read and write, but that didn’t seem to matter. Now truckloads of the most highly educated folks in Patpatar were arriving to attend the week long training workshop. A month earlier, I had been visiting with the local elementary teacher. We […]
View image | gettyimages.com What would you do… …if you found yourself in a remote village and had to learn the language? …if no one there spoke any English? …or they spoke no English at all? …if there were no CDs, books, teachers, schools or websites to help you? …there were no dictionaries or published explanations […]
We’re Excited! We are transitioning into a new ministry, and want to tell you about it. After over 33 years in the Philippines, we will now be under New Tribe’s International Ministries Office. Bill’s new position is called “International Language and Linguistics Consultant.” We were blessed to be a part of seeing the Palawanos reached […]
The Palawano New Testament is done! In the hands of the people. Being read, studied and taught. Being memorized. Being listened to. Being shared with unbelievers. Changing lives. Even as we write these words, we can hardly believe it. Even though we were there, handing Bibles to the Palawanos, we can hardly believe it. After […]
And about 30 years later…. there it is! Over 100 volunteers helped us check about half the copies for defects last night (and we only found a few). More checking today… In hand. At last. Praise. Joy.
We had the most wonderful time in Panama for the Kuna leadership conference. It’s always a thrill to be able to reconnect with our Kuna friends, study God’s Word together, sing and hear reports of how God is working in the churches. But the thing that touched our hearts the most was something that they […]
We have such a great respect for so many of our Kuna brothers and sisters in Panama! Anelio & Silverixia are a young couple that were sent out as missionaries by their church to a village upriver. You may remember that in 2009, while returning to the village where they minister, they lost their 3 year old son […]
Hello from Panama! The checking of the Kuna literacy materials has gone very well. The Lord’s timing is so perfect! The Kuna Bible translation team has recently made some significant changes in the spelling of certain words and hyphenation. Since the literacy program’s main focus is to equip people to read the Kuna Bible, we […]
About two years ago a young Kuna couple were sent out by their church to work as missionaries in an unreached village upriver. This was a complete miracle as God opened doors that were previously completely closed to the Gospel. In these first years of ministry in the village, Anelio & Silverixia have faced opposition […]
This is the companion testimony to the previous article, titled "I am coming to believe the Book!" and tells of the challenges and disappointments facing the Kuna missionary couple, Anelio and Silverixia.