During the OSW workshop I shared about an Oro (my Province) culture where the message of good news is proclaimed by a certain symbol. The symbol is a garden mint plant/flower put decoratively in between the ear of a hunter. The message of the symbol is that the hunter has had a good hunt and the family will have meat for their meal.
The family will also be able to share that catch with relatives and other members of the village.
Brian Ward’s second time to be with us was a great learning opportunity for all the LT staff members and EBC pastors. We all had fun during the preparation week to go over the five steps of storytelling and discussion questions.
Then I was off to Ukarumpa, the PNG Summer Institute of Linguistics PNG base to present LT ministry to the LLEAD (Literacy, Leadership, Education And Development) participants before the OSW workshop for the EBC pastors. I was honored to have Brian Ward and Bryan Mathew drive down from Goroka to bring me back with enough time to meet with Dan Bauman at SIL re audio players and plans for audio recordings.
Back in Goroka, Brian made sure that we were starting on time and keeping up with various activities on the day’s program. He made sure that the training went smoothly and with his direction we were able to make changes to the week’s schedule. I personally learned a great lesson on how you can adjust the OSW workshop to be a one week, or a one day or a 4hour “Vision Casting Module”. I love this flexibility because it so Melanesian and can be adjusted on the spur of a moment! Thank you so much you Regina for passing that to us via Brian.
Then he showed us some fun staff like….
DeViewer, Estante , tablets…
Lina working on the computer and tablet
I am looking busy!
Johnson with the Tablet…
In the end we came away with projects to have SD cards with downloaded resources for Bible Apps, build a Tok Pisin Module on “theWord” Bible software with potential for Language Bibles.
This is to say that we really appreciate the help from MAF US LT, as we can see that symbolic mint garden flower in anticipation to feed our remote oral communities. Thank you so much for sending Brian to be with us here in PNG.