Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Our new blog is designed to take the place of our old web site (www.hamm.truepath.com) where we can more easily update you on what is going on in our lives, and hopefully, hear back from you more easily as well. I hope to be filling this out more in the near future.
- Cam and Valerie Hamm
- Cam and Valerie are part of a five-family team, assigned to a cluster of 10 related languages, called the Ndop Cluster. The team’s goal is to train local Christians to complete the task of Bible translation in all 10 languages in the cluster. Currently all members of the team are involved in language and culture learning as well as other language development initiatives such as linguistic research, literacy, and translation. As of 2008, all 10 languages have alphabets and started literacy, while 2 languages have some portions of Scripture translated. Our present goal is to continue learning the Bafanji language (Chufie'), and study the grammar and tone of the language. As we have a better understanding of these aspects of the language, the translators can be more aware of the unique capabilities of their languages to express the meaning of the Bible as it is translated. Later we will begin to train people in neighboring villages to follow similar steps for their own language. We work with Wycliffe Bible Translators to help give access to the Bible in minority languages of the world.