SURAM trip to Mengen (ENB)

The second SURAM trip (Scripture Use Research and Ministry) will go to the Mengen language area (East New Britain, NT 2004), where there is reportedly low use of the translated NT. The team consists of six people from SALT (Marjan Sikkema and 5 PNGns: Carol Saferita, Fred Igami, Susan Sefayo, Keh Kudadi and Evelyn Kunda) with four from Language Resources: Crystal Davis, John Carter, René and Lydia van den Berg. The team will leave on Friday May 23 and return on Monday June 2.

Please pray for accommodations in the right dialect area; building trust and relationships quickly; getting honest answers as to why the NT is poorly used; serving the Mengen community through some courses on family and marriage; giving the Mengen community a sense of ownership in the Bible Translation movement in PNG, and of course good health and unity among the team.





Scripture Use Research and Ministry

A Scripture Use Research and Ministry (SURAM) project is underway in Papua New Guinea. 

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The Pacific S.A.L.T. course is a two week intensive Scripture Use workshop conducted in the village at the request of local church leaders. 


S.A.L.T. seeks to encourage a love and wonder of the Scriptures among language communities and to equip local pastors and village leaders to effectively use the translated Scriptures. 


S.A.L.T. encourages the study of the Scriptures in their own heart language in order that language communities may develop an understanding of the Scriptures and develop a Christian worldview.


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