Minape and Monica Lumi are now living in the coastal town of Wewak. Minape is one of 3 men we trained to be a trainer of Bible teachers and he will be coordinating the Bible courses in East and West Sepik. They are a great couple and are loved and respected by all who know them. He has a unique teaching technique that keeps people awake, even in the heat of the afternoons.

Pray for this couple as they continue teaching others:

And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others.

2 Tim 2:2

This is a group closer in proximity to us and my fellow translator, Jonathan Zato, was asked to go there recently to hear the salvation testimonies of 33 people who finished Course 1 recently. He said, “Their testimonies were so clear, and they were so happy to know Christ.” The two men who taught this class are currently teaching a group of about 60 people through the same lessons. Pray for them.

Presently, Jonathan is translating Bible lessons in Isaiah. We thank God for him and his willing heart to prepare materials that will strengthen Christ’s church in Papua New Guinea.

Yesterday, we picked up 18 cases of Bibles written in Melanesian Pidgin English. We can hardly keep them in stock. (A nice problem to have 😊)

I turned 73 in January and Kathy will join me the 23rd of this month. Praise God with us.

Jim and Kathy Tanner