As you may have heard, I will be heading overseas to join Wycliffe’s team in Papua New Guinea this fall. Here’s the shorthand of how it works:
- PNG is a largely tribal nation that has over 800 different dialects and languages
- Wycliffe, heeding the call of Romans 10:14-15, has any number of missionary teams translating the Bible into as many of those languages as possible
- The teams are based in Ukarumpa, a small village in the heart of PNG, and the children of the missionaries go to school at Ukarumpa International School
- When teachers aren’t available, the translation teams are forced to send their missionaries to the school, which delays the translation work
And that’s where folks like me come in. For the next two years, I’ll be teaching at the local high school, freeing up translators to do their work, while also doing what I love.