Looking at the picture to the right tells the story of why we are here. The put the Word of God into the heart language of the people so that they can read it for themselves. This New Testament took over thirty years to complete. Dan & Sharon Hutchisson had faced many challenges as they worked on the New Testament. I am sure that they even wondered if they would ever finish it. We rejoice that the Lord has made the may for his light to shine in the darkness to bring the New Testament to completion. There was hardly a dry eye in the place as the Sursurunga Translation Committee came forward to give thanks to the Hutchissons, Gertrude and others.
Back in 1987 Gertrude first went to work with the Hutchissons to do literacy work. After she had been with them for three months they left. So must of the 2 years & 6 months she spent by herself. As she was adapted into a family there they took very good care of her. As she went do for the dedication she spent some extra time visiting with her adapted family. Everyone was just so happy to see here.
Here is a picture of the Don & Sharon enjoying just a few minutes of quite the day before the big celebration. I am waiting to receive some additional pictures then I will setup a page with pictures of the dedication. Shalom!
The Notsi translators are making good progress as they have been working here at NITI. We were able to finish the consultant check of the Book of Galatians. During this past week we finished working all the corrections as a result of the checking. We will read through it a few more times together to make sure there is nothing that we have missed such as grammar or spelling. We have also been working on revising the Gospel of Mark and started to review the Gospel of Luke. We are getting more done that I expected. Click here to see pictures from the dedication.