Category Archives: culture

solar electricity for translation team

We surprised the Kamo translation team with the solar electrical system, which… Continue reading

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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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i sabi

Every meal, twice a day, here in Guinea-Bissau, consists of a large bed of rice topped with fish or meat in sauce. Most commonly we get half a fish, but we have had several meals of gazelle and one day … 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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A common occurrence

It is amazing how frequently this seems to happen here, not that I know of any particular reason for it. The first week I was here on this trip, I heard about two different people dying, relatives of people I … Continue reading

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