Category Archives: Bible translation

Musika Kriston di Jeremias Sanha

I am posting this with the permission–the blessing–of Jeremias Sanha, a talented composer and performer of Christian music in Kriol of Guinea-Bissau. I have been working with Jeremias for ten years on the Kriol Bible translation project. The songs he … Continue reading

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yagu sabi

Drinking water in this part of the world is commonly distributed in plastic bags like the one pictured here. You bite the corner off of it and drink. What I thought was especially interesting in the ones I have seen … Continue reading

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rice culture

Pastor Cutsau came to my room a few days ago to get me to come see rice being winnowed. I asked if it was okay for me to take a picture, and he assured me it was. Guinea-Bissau is part … Continue reading

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experiencing church in Guinea-Bissau

SUNDAY, MARCH 4, LENDEM, GUINEA-BISSAU — Today I had the opportunity to visit a local Balanta church in Guinea-Bissau, out in the countryside where I am working with the Kriol translation team, near the town of Bissora. Let me describe … Continue reading

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Church in Lendem

I am in Guinea-Bissau doing another periodic check of the Portuguese Creole Bible translation in progress. We are working out in the countryside where we have worked many times before, in a little spot on the map called Lendem near … Continue reading

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i ka amonton

We have checked the translation of Romans and 1 Corinthians into Kriol on this trip to Guinea-Bissau, and now these books are ready for publication. My first week here we worked in Bissau, at the office where the Kriol team … Continue reading

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Food offered to idols

Growing up Balanta, Pastor Cutsau said he can relate to this passage in I Corinthians about food offered to idols…. Continue reading

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Working at NBTT Jos again

We have been working in Nigeria for two weeks already, and I’m afraid this is our first report from here this time. We have been fully occupied, working with three translation teams between the two of us. Our first day … Continue reading

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Gullah Bible cell phone app

We are thrilled that the Gullah New Testament is now available as an app on android devices. The simple way to download it to your cell phone or other android device would be to go to the Google Play Store … Continue reading

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A mysterious thing

Pastor Djeme is big and strong and intelligent and quite dedicated to evangelizing his people, the Jola-Felupe. He’s a leader, and he inspires others to join him in the evangelistic work. I met with him a couple of days ago, … Continue reading

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