The purpose of the trip was to evaluate how much the existing completed Gwahatike New Testament is being used. We also identified the barriers that prevent the people from using the Gwahatike NT. We did this by doing one-on-one interviews as well as facilitating community discussions in each of the villages we visited.
We now have more strategic ways to engage with the Gwahatike community in this area. It was also encouraging to see new initiatives started by the people in the community over the last month related to vernacular scripture use!
Enjoy the pictures!
|Jon giving some pointers to the pilot ;)|
|The team after we landed at the Saidor airstrip|
|We hiked each day for at least a couple hours exploring this beautiful area of God's creation|
|One of the community discussions held in Umboldi village|
|Another community discussion in Mulumyang village. The different papers on the ground give a visual of what the community is discussing and give a good picture of particularly the barriers that exist to using the Gwahatike NT|
|Group shot including the language survey team and the main local guides|