Well, almost… the official consultant check of Matthew went extremely well and Albert and Lynne Castelijn and the team are thrilled. Now… only ONE MORE BOOK TO GO!
There were electricity and water issues and by the end of the check they were having baths out of buckets filled from a dribble under the house. There was a typhoon in the region so the helicopter was not able to fly the language consultant out – so they headed out overland, four of them plus luggage on the one bike. But … spirits were high and praises to God abundant. God be praised!
The Banwaon now have the Gospel of Matthew in their own language! After the checking Albert and Lynne had a fabulous long weekend on a nearby island to recalibrate. Then they jumped straight back into things – finalising Matthew, and working with four separate teams to prepare John’s Gospel for consultant checking this November.
They will arrive back in Sydney the first week of September… after a short working retreat in Singapore where Albert will spend his 60th birthday. 60 years and going as strong as ever with still much to be done. All trust, prayer and praise to their wonderful heavenly Father!