We are going to the Bible dedication for the Arop-Lokep people group on Saturday (TOMORROW!!), and it’s exciting! Mikayla and Laurel keep asking when we’re going to “go on an airplane and see our Papua New Guinean friends.” :-)
We wish you all could be here to feel the excitement and experience the joy of the Arop-Lokep people celebrating Scripture in their language! It’s been a LONG process but was undoubtedly worth it!
Be sure to check out pictures from the Bariai Bible Dedication that James went to 2 years ago below. They will give you a taste of what we’re looking forward to.
-For full recovery from the nasty colds we’ve had for over a week, especially for congestion to clear before the plane trip.
-That our family would do well in the tropical heat and in the village.
-For preparations and smooth travels for James’ family’s visit. They arrive in Papua New Guinea next Thursday!
-We are recovering from the colds!
-James’ family is coming!!
-The Arop-Lokep people are excited to receive God’s Word in their OWN language!!
Now on to the pictures!
The Bariai Scriptures were brought in by boat:
With traditional style songs:
“Tok Ples” means “language”:
Then they were carried up to the church with ceremony:
It was a LARGE gathering!
They celebrated with traditional clothes and decorations:
And got to read their own copy!
Our favorite: excited to receive her own Scripture!
Do you have goosebumps yet?