Tag Archives: Language

PK-MEA Delivers New Bibles

PK-MEA took part in a three-day celebration in December to dedicate the Hupla Bible. It was an exciting time for the village of Soba, located in the highlands of Papua, Indonesia. Hundreds came from surrounding areas to celebrate.

Over the course of the past year, PK-MEA and the MAF Papua fleet made over 60 flights into […]

A Place to Call ‘Home’

Walking home from language school one day, I was picturing those ruby red shoes that Dorothy wore in The Wizard of Oz. She just had to click them three times and repeat, “There’s no place like home.” I was wishing for a pair of those ruby red shoes right then, to take me back […]

I Would Have a More Effective Ministry in America

Indonesia has Starbucks, too! Whenever Joy is in the capitol city, she enjoys seeing how the baristas spell her name.

When I returned to Indonesia, I felt a little discouraged. What was I doing trying to minister in a country were relationships take years to build and my communication skills would always be lacking? I […]

Anything But a Failure

There it was in bright red letters across my forehead…FAILURE. It was written in the same bright red ink that the teachers use each day to correct my attempts at writing in my new language.

Of course, no one else could see the letters written there, but I felt the weight of them on me each […]

LANGUAGE MATTERS

With the unclear words of a two-year-old, Anna pointed to my plate and said: “That’s kah-t-ch. It’s not pah-t-ch, it’s kah-t-ch.” I looked down at my plate, trying desperately to figure out what she was saying. All I could see was some lasagna, and in English or Norwegian, nothing even remotely related to either kah-t-ch […]