Pictures from the dedication on August 24, 2024 and the celebration in Sentani a few days later.
On August 24, 2022, the Una Bible was dedicated and distributed to the Una people in Langda, Papua. By praying and financially partnering with us, YOU ENABLED THIS WORK TO BE DONE! Well done!
I, Mary, am currently on a personal retreat at the Ligonier Conference, Fool's For Christ, at Briarwood in Birmingham, AL. Last night was a great talk by Harry Reeder on the Foolishness of the Gospel and then God's Free Grace presented by Burke Parsons. My take away so far is to be more bold in my witnessing. To often, I feel intimated. Pray God's boldness will be more real in my life.
Hunter Goff is the musician leading us into and after our messages. He just blessed me with a beautiful rendition of "I Vow To Thee, My Country." It is a personal favorite melody.
The following are excerpts from the One Story website. We hope this provides a more complete overview of what that is [the bold emphasis is ours]:
Today at church, we heard a testimony from two Bible translators just back from an interior trip. They were traveling to different villages within their language group and having people read newly translated Scriptures.
Every year this high school goes to an interior location. This year, they went to Mokndoma in the Papuan highlands. We heard it was quite cold.
Every three years, the science lessons of the early school grades are put on display. The 2022 Science Fair showed some wonderful artistry in animal displays and all the way through to rocket engineering.
And though the mountains slip into the heart of the sea;
The girls next to me gasped and grabbed the chairs in front of them. It took me a moment to realize what was happening. We were having an earthquake!
I like earthquakes. Let me be more specific. I like small earthquakes. Most everyone slightly panics when one strikes. I yell, "yippee!" and look at a clock to try to time how long the shaking lasts.