Saturday, June 21, 2014

Arop Lokep Dedication

Here in Papua New Guinea when a New Testament has been finished and printed there is a huge celebration.  It is a time to celebrate many years of hard work.  Recently the New Testament was completed and here are some pictures of the celebration.  This language group was Arop-Lokep in the Madang province on the coast.  We were not able to attend this dedication but others have shared their pictures.

The celebration represents  the culmination of a lot of work to get the the Bible to the speakers of the Arop Lokep language.  It is satisfying to see this and know this is why we are here.

The landing strip where most of the guests arrived

One of the SIL Kodiak airplanes

Men dressed in traditional clothes singing and celebrating

A family reading the NT in their language for the first time

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