Category Archives: travel

solar electricity for translation team

We surprised the Kamo translation team with the solar electrical system, which… 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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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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the Wittenburg door

Four hundred ninety-nine years ago today Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses on the door of the Wittenburg church. 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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Mainz, home of Johannes Gutenberg

Presently we are in Mainz, Germany, in between China and Nigeria. Mainz is proud of its native son Johannes Gutenberg, creator of the printing press with movable type, which is considered the greatest invention of the second millennium. We visited … 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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