Sunday, June 22, 2008

Upcoming translation check

We finished up our break in Madang and have since flown up to Goroka where we anxiously await our translation check. It is scheduled for the 24th through the 26th. Two guys from Mibu, Posilongge and Kitanoo, have arrived here in Goroka as well and are enjoying their first experience of the town of Goroka.
We'll be checking portions of the gospels of Matthew, Luke and John that I recently completed. They'll be checked to make sure that both the content is true to the original and that the translation is easily comprehended by the listeners. In this check those listeners are Posilongge and Kitanoo. They'll listen to a portion of the text being read. Then they'll tell us what they just heard. After that, questions about the text will be asked that will help further reveal how certain aspects are being understood. The hope is that any unclear portions will be brought to light and then fixed and that everything is understood correctly, and not communicating something different from the original.
If you could keep us in your prayers during this time, that would be great. Translation checks, while great in what they accomplish, are quite draining by the end of each day. Pray that we'd remain strong in our dependance and love for Jesus, to the extent that we would maintain a consistent drive to keep his word to us true. We don't want to rush through things just to get it done, but want to carefully consider and question all the necessary areas of our translation to make it the best translation possible for the Mibu people!
Thanks for your prayers!
Geoff and Shannon Husa

1 comment:

Unknown said...

This is absolutey awesome guys! Laura and I were just talking about how amazing it is to have a family of individuals so dedicated to living out God's will.

THANK YOU for being our hands and feet... We have no idea how you do it. You're truly an inspiration and we're praying for God's peace and strength as you prepare to translate His word.

Countless Blessings and Much Love to all, Brian, Laura, Alec, & Brooklyn LeBlanc