We are so thankful to be back to Lossu Village. In the last three months we did plenty of traveling sleeping in so many different beds. We sleep so much better as we are now in our own bed.
Gertrude and I enjoyed our time at VITAL. It gave her some good ideas as what she needs to do to prepare for the literacy course that she is planning for NITI. It has also given me more training as a mentor for a language project to do an Advisor check of the translation work that has been done. I was most of my time was working on developing the back translation for the Book of Genesis for the Kakabia. I knew nothing of the language which made for slowing going. One of the struggles as I worked with a Kakabia speaker giving me the English translation was that the word order was so different from English and we would have to go back and further to make sure we did get the correct meaning from the translation. We finished Genesis my last day I had for this. I was beginning to wonder if we would.
Here is a picture of Gertrude working with one of the literacy workers at VITAL reviewing some of the work she had completed.