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B/w US by Caine

a franjapani flower for demo

a franjapani flower for demo

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….

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Lina working on the computer and tablet

 

 

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I am looking busy!

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

 

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DISCOVERED & DIGGING GOLD! by Caine

“Mi lukim olsem, mipela igo insait long graun na digim gol insait long graun” I see (the Oral Story Telling workshop) and its approach to learn well and tell Bible stories followed by questions to enforce learning, as discovering gold in the ground and digging for it.

25 EBC Pastors with their certificates at the close of the workshop

25 EBC Pastors with their certificates at the close of the workshop

 The above statement was made by a long term serving pastor of Evangelical Brotherhood Church, Goroka Circuit at the end of an Oral Strategy Workshop jointly conducted by Learning Technologies staff and EBC pastors. The aim of EBC leadership is to equip their pastors and assist pastors with various skills to preach the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Most of the twenty five pastors that attended expressed that the story telling and asking of questions within the verses of the particular scripture reading is a sure way of knowing that the congregation members have understood the message. Most of the recommendations received suggested that such training be done three times a year so that the training received stays fresh in their minds and most importantly; the new interactive approach to sharing the gospel be taught to other EBC pastors.

Lina doing the question drills

Lina doing the question drills

 This workshop was also a training opportunity for all the LT staff members who took part as trainers for the EBC pastors with Brian Ward, MAF US LT as coach who graciously came a week earlier to prepare the team for the training.

Thanks to the partnership and mentoring of MAF US LT, the next Oral Strategy training will be done in Popondetta, Oro Province, with LT staff in charge.

Pray for the team as they step out to help pastors and ministry leaders to harness the most cultural way of passing on vital information of the good news of the love of Jesus through story telllllllllllling! Stay on this site to hear more stories!

Johnson organising a drama

Johnson organising a drama

 


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ONE OF THE PARTS by Caine

Setting up the Mini FM Station antenna with LLEAD participants

Setting up the Mini FM Station antenna with LLEAD participants

 Learning Technologies PNG was invited to present its ministry at the last module of LLED Training offered by Summer Institute of Linguistics. LLEAD stands for “Literacy, Leadership, Education And Development.

The LLEAD participants are selected men and women from the STEP program which was launched in 1994 to assist in the formidable task of providing vernacular education for all children.

While serving with PNG Bible Translation from 1996 to 2005, I had an opportunity to be one of STEP’s principal and so to return to Ukarumpa and teach some of those faithful familiar faces was a blessing to me.

One of the practical presentations was the setting up of a Mini FM Station to broadcast music and announcements over the mobile phones of the participants. During the debrief, the participants listed a number of practical ways that this Mini FM Radio Station could be used to enhance ministry particularly in the promotion of language using songs and published Scriptures.

Taylor a LLEAD participant from Oro Province recording scriptures using the Audacity Software

Taylor a LLEAD participant from Oro Province recording scriptures using the Audacity Software

Taylor, a participant from the Oro Province is recording Scripture using the Audacity software. LTPNG’s aim is to encourage recordings of Language Scriptures, songs and health topics so that the illiterate majority can be educated using solar powered players.

The one and half day of spending time with the LLEAD participants was a great opportunity to give information of what is available by way of technical resources to help ministry leaders in the remote places.

 

Staff members of LLEAD also took part in recording samples during the presentation.

Staff members of LLEAD also took part in recording samples during the presentation.

The staff members of LLEAD course also learned about the potential of Audacity software as I presented the basics of recording, editing and saving the audio files. This means that that LTPNG could continue to assist these graduates if they wanted their recorded files to be loaded onto solar powered players for distribution and promotion.

I thank the Lord again for giving us an opportunity to work together with SIL and BTA’s plans for holistic, multi disciplined and integrated way of delivering training and equipping nationals. We praise God that he has given us an opportunity to be of assistance to other parts of His Body (1 Corinthians 12:1-20)

Thursday night was special in that I used 5 watt Solar Lighting system a product sold by CRMF for lights, a solar powered audio bible to do a Bible study on 2 Kings 5:10 – 16 using the oral story telling method.The biggest surprise was the frequent black outs from Yonki power station helped completed a perfect setting for resource demonstration and ministry in a remote place!