Reflections on 2016

Apr 01

2016 seems a blur with all the travel back and forth. We remember starting 2016 off with the struggle of trying to address some literacy and education issues during the PNGPapua New Guinea Christmas period—December to February.

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The Vernacular Path to English

Aug 17

The Vernacular Path to English

The Vernacular Path to English (VPE) Course (August 5-19) is a joint venture between SIL and the National Department of Education. VPE is designed to help rural children bridge from education in their home languages to English the National language of Papua New Guinea.

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Literacy News

Jul 01

Literacy News

The first half of 2014 has sped by in a blur. By mid January, Gertrude was at Ukarumpa helping colleagues with a Vernacular to English trial workshop. This course will be repeated later in the year lecturers of teachers’ colleges…

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Adult Literacy Class

Oct 01

Adult Literacy Class

For the longest time Gertrude has been training to a number of ladies in the village to teach an adult literacy class. At long last they started a class the every Wednesday morning as part of the Ladies fellowship weekly meeting

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NITI (New Ireland Translation Institute)

Jul 15

NITI (New Ireland Translation Institute)

One of the Highlights of the year for us is the time we work at NITI. I am working the Notsi on translating the Gospel of Matthew. We are very pleased with the progress that we are making.

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Gertrude’s Ministry at Kung Island

Apr 12

Gertrude’s Ministry at Kung Island

In March I developed an allergy that developed into asthma. Dr. Jeff recommended, “Don’t go back to Lossu village until the bat problem is resolved…

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