Postings: Teaching a 2-Week Training Course


James & Christina Post, Mikayla, Laurel, Timothy, & Nathaniel

James & Christina Post, Mikayla, Laurel, Timothy, & Nathaniel

Getting Settled in PNG

It’s amazing that we’ve already been in Papua New Guinea (PNG) for over 2 weeks!  God has been good to us.  It’s really nice to be back in OUR house, and to be making it into our HOME again.  Thank you for your continued prayers as we get settled back into life in Ukarumpa (our support center in PNG).

2-Week Training Course

I (James) have started a 2-week training course here in Ukarumpa, running from June 8 – 21.

Translators and mentors on the porch

Translators and mentors on the porch

We have 11 Papua New Guinean Bible translators from 8 different languages.  They are here to learn how to better use a computer program called Paratext to help with their Bible translations.  We have heard many translators say that with computers, they are able to work more efficiently and with greater accuracy.  It’s awesome to be a part of this training!

We thought you would enjoy seeing some pictures from previous Paratext courses that I have taught or provided the materials for (while on furlough).

2012 Paratext Course

2012 Paratext Course

2013 Paratext 2 Course

2013 Paratext 2 Course

2014 Paratext 2 Course

2014 Paratext 2 Course

2015 Paratext 1 Course

2015 Paratext 1 Course

2015 Paratext 2 Course

2015 Paratext 2 Course

2015 Paratext 3 Course

2015 Paratext 3 Course

It’s encouraging to look back on these photos and see some of the work that God has done since we came to PNG.  He brought us here to PNG for this purpose: to train Papua New Guinean Bible translators.  And He has been faithful to make it possible for us to do this.

THANK YOU for your part in helping these men and women of God translate God’s Word into their OWN language.

Prayer and Praise

  • Praise: We are adjusting well to life back in PNG.
  • Prayer: For the Paratext course that James is teaching.
  • Prayer: For the translators and mentors in the course: that they would learn well and be able to apply their new knowledge in their translation projects.
  • Prayer: That we would settle well in our house and community here in PNG.
  • Praise: We are SO grateful that God has increased our financial partnership.  As of this morning, we have reached 100% of our monthly Wycliffe ministry budget.  He is amazing!

Grateful for God bringing us back to PNG,

James and Christina

Facebook Logo 20px P.S. Over the next 2 weeks, we’ll be sharing prayer requests for the translators in the course on our Facebook Page.  Thank you for your prayers for them.

One thought on “Postings: Teaching a 2-Week Training Course

  1. Sharilyn Newtson

    Hi James and Christina,
    I am a member of the Helix Community Church in Oregon that you visited.  I’ve enjoyed reading your blogs and wanted you to know we are praying for you.  I’m so excited for you to be back in PNG with your family and doing the work you love.  Our church is supporting you, but my family would like to also do something.  Maybe we could send periodic care packages, especially for you and the kids.  I was thinking about things that you can’t get there, but would be fun “extras.”  I have no idea what you “miss” the most, but please think about it and send me a reply when you have time.  I also teach in Helix.  I have several students from church in my classes.  We have continued to talk about your ministry and you have brought a face to the islands and that part of the world. 
    Thank you for the work you are doing!
    Sharilyn Newtson

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