Until spring of this year, Bible translators working in the town of Alotau, in Papua New Guinea, endured harsh working conditions that hindered their translation work. They were charged a per-person fee to use a less-than-adequate facility that had no security, an unreliable Internet connection, and that wasn’t always available.
Thankfully, God touched the heart of John Boyer, an independent contractor from Michigan who felt led to close down his business and head to Alotau to oversee the construction of a new translation center. With the support of people like you, John’s team has finished phase 1 of the new facility, complete with training classrooms, dorms, and dining facilities.
Bible translation is underway for 19 languages in the region, but another 17 language groups are still without any translated Scripture. “People are waiting for God’s Word to make an impact in their lives,” said one local translator. “The work we are currently doing has people talking and desiring God’s Word in their real heart language.”< back