Friday, June 12, 2009

One week old today

Joseph turned one week old today. He's doing great and so is his mother. God has blessed us with another healthy baby. That makes three kids. The older two are loving and accepting, but trying to keep Elly from hurting Joseph is not easy. She just wants to throw books (board books!) at him and smother him with blankets and get in his face (not so great since she and Noah have colds right now!). Everyone is adjusting to the new life in the family and mostly enjoying it. Joseph seems to be quite different from the older two in the area of physical looks. He's going to love his brother and sister, that's for sure.

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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.