Supporting Bible translation in Papua New Guinea through
computer support and health care
-- May 2021 --
Dedication of the Gizrra Bible!
On Sunday, December 6th, 2020 the Gizrra Bible (full New Testament and a portion of the Old Testament) was dedicated! Missionaries Nico and Elly van Bodegraven have been working with the Gizrra people on this translation for the last 27 years. What a special joy to see the culmination of so many years of hard work.
Want to hear more about the Gizrra NT dedication? Click here for a 5 minute video. I love what she says at 1 min 37 sec about what happened the first time they read from the Gizrra translation!
That although slowed, the work of Bible translation has continued in Papua New Guinea (PNG) through the pandemic
For Eden's decision to be baptized in recent months
That we have more medical staff now as COVID-19 numbers are dramatically increasing throughout PNG
That rapid tests arrived last week to our clinic to facilitate testing of suspected cases
Andrew-for successful installation of new antennas on our tower on our center for better network connectivity
For the new nurses and their families as they get training (at the clinic and going through our organization’s PNG Orientation Course) and adjust to life here
For the PCR testing equipment that is en route to arrive soon to facilitate easier pre-international flight testing (currently people have to go to the capitol for this)
For the health and safety of our community during the increasing spread of COVID-19
For strength and stamina for our limited medical staff and other support services through this time of high need and low personnel
For peace to be reached in various land and clan disputes that have caused many deaths and injuries (we are not targeted and we feel safe)—peace talks are under way in some of these cases
Don’t be afraid, for I am with you.
Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you.
I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.
Isaiah 41:10 (NLT)
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