Furlough 2012

Jul 01

Furlough 2012

July we just finished a very full and busy eight months in the U.S.A. It seems that when ever possible we were traveling one place or another. November we arrived in Dallas from our short vacation in Australia. After just three days we were on our way to Orlando to visit at the Wycliffe USA office. It was so good to see friends that after so many years. We rented a car to visit Gertrude’s sister in Tampa.

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Time in Dallas

Mar 01

Time in Dallas

In February I returned to the Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics (GIAL). It felt good to be back. This time I took, Discourse Analysis and Translation Theory & Principles. Both classes were very challenging…

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Vacation in Australia

Nov 01

Vacation in Australia

On November 1, we flew to Cairns, Australia, to start our furlough with a week’s vacation. This is a tourist spot in Australia closet to PNG.

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Sharing at Konos

Jul 30

Sharing at Konos

We are very pleased that Gertrude was able to share about the work of Literacy and Bible translation that is happening through NITI. The translators for the Notsi-Madak were bringing together…

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Time in Ukarumpa

Mar 01

Time in Ukarumpa

The month of March we spent time at Ukarumpa in the highlands. As always en enjoyed the cooler weather. We were kept busy with meetings most of the time. The first group of meetings were at a conference called Interact. We heard field reports from colleagues about the progress of translation…

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Travel to Kokopo

Feb 01

Travel to Kokopo

We praise God for bringing us safely across the beautiful and not too choppy waters of St. George’s Channel by 60 hp speed boat from Kokopo, East New Britain Province to the west coast of New Ireland Province (~2 hours). From there we traveled safely by truck over partially sealed roads to our north east coast village for about 3 hours (120 miles). We were warmly welcomed back by the Notsi people as we drove through the village to the house we call ‘home.’ A few more posts under the house had been replaced with a clear commitment from our ‘son’ Obed and his team to finish the task. The sawn timber under his house was an encouraging sight representing half of what we need to replace the bat-infested outer walls of our house. It was evening and we were too tired to do more than minor cleaning, eat something, dust the beds off and put on clean bed linen. Read...

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