Translation update

Becky Preheim is thankful for your prayers! The Lord has done so much already. After being back in PNG for just a couple of days, two Mengen language helpers came from their village to help her with translation. They have been such a blessing!  They both read extremely well, so it was nice that they were able to go through it all with no pauses. They have been able to do the “final, final, final” run-through of twelve books and are working on some more. The “long” books take more time to go through, one and a half days instead of just half a day!  They are not checking anything really, but are just reading through the book. Becky has come across several places where there was the same word written twice back to back! It had slipped through despite the other 100 times she had looked at it herself.

They also have three more books ready for the big translation check coming up in a few weeks. The biggest news for Becky is that sixteen of the books have been sent to the mission HQ and have been formatted. Once all the books are finished, in just a few weeks really, they will also be formatted. Becky has never been this far in the process, so she is not exactly sure what comes next, but her guess is that they will see what else needs to be added before they can be sent to the printers. God is so good.

On another happy note, Becky is enjoying having Simon and Annika Flanagan back and to catch up on all the years apart.  Lord willing they will be returning to the village in Mengen in about eight weeks, so they could use your prayers as they settle back in. They have five kids now instead of the two they had before they left, so that will be another adjustment for them! They have had a lot of good visits and thinking about the future work in the village.