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The Tay People of Papua New Guinea Dedicate their New Testament

In the midst of the joyful, traditionally garbed, swirling, dancing Tay men and women, these words were sung over and over again: "God’s Word travelled and travelled and then arrived, right in the middle of the Tay! And we are happy, happy, happy, happy, happy, God’s Word makes us happy!” Their exuberant dancing and singing and ear-to-ear smiles said it all. After decades of waiting, God’s Word in Tay, their beloved heart language, had finally arrived.

Hope Still Floats

Vibrant green hues of vast swamplands stand out in defiance to the hazy gray, Southeast Asia sky. Our single-propeller float plane cuts through the mist and starts its descent. Feelings of anxiety and nervousness are replaced with mounting anticipation. In a matter of minutes our exploratory team will step off the plane and into the unknown. Reports indicate that the village below us is unreached and unengaged, with no church presence or any known believers. I ask the Lord again to help us find a person of peace.

Galatians Stolen!

I wish you could have seen the look on his face when he started reading the words in his own language--intrigued. He picked up a booklet and flipped through a few pages. He carefully glanced around to make sure no one was looking. He slowly sidled away until he had just enough of a head start to make sure no one could catch him. Then he took off.