Go Team!

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By Diane Miller


As Michelle Moore and I recently worked to prepare Elementary Prep teacher kits for the beginning of a new school year in four of the language groups PBT has been working with, we farmed out various tasks to other members of our PBT PNG (Pioneer Bible Translators, Papua New Guinea) team. As we neared the end of the task Michelle made signs and took the above picture to show how different team members contributed to the accomplishment of our goals. Even this picture fails to show all those who had a part in making these kits available. Teams of PNG nationals from the four language groups came to town multiple times to translate and correct books for the curriculum kits, and they attended both a Materials Production Course and a Teacher Training Course. Our summer intern teams also spent a good deal of time typing data for kits into the computer. At one point, Eunice Herchenroeder organized a marathon that included four people and several weeks of work; they completed the initial adaptations of the curriculum into four languages.

These were only a few of many tasks that required the pooling of our energies, talents, and resources. We often refer to missionary teams, literacy teams, translation teams, and intern teams. We all team up together to provide Scriptures and other materials in the heart languages of the people of Papua New Guinea, and to encourage and enable them to use these materials well in order that people might come to know Jesus as their Savior and King and serve Him well. We welcome more players on our team and need teammates trained and experienced in literacy, translation, Scripture Use, administration, and technical services. We rejoice that God has added to our team in January of 2014 two people experienced in finance and a Scripture Use team member. GO TEAM!


For more information on Elementary Prep Curriculum kits, see Michelle Moore’s interesting EP infomercial at http://youtu.be/ozbWKe1I99w.

Diane works in the Publications Department where her primary focus is on getting PBT’s Elementary 1 curriculum ready for use in order to help promote vernacular literacy among future generations of PNG people.

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