Of all the kinds of news you can get, this ranks fairly high up on the list: withdrawal of the Health Insurance case. We received a formal letter from the insurance company stating that they had reviewed our submission of evidence and found that we were indeed residents of BC and that they have reinstated our insurance and benefits. We do not owe anything. There is no need for a hearing. Everything has returned to normal. The waiting is over. We are thrilled by their decision and know that God had His hand in this. More details are in an email we sent out recently. If you didn't get this, just let us know and we'll send it to you.
This means that we can proceed with plans to return to Cameroon. At this point we are imagining a late August/early September arrival in Cameroon. Rejoice with us for this great news!
- 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.