Malaumandans need translation

By November 25, 2013

Papua New Guinea (NTM) — Eric Hedeen, a missionary serving in PNG with New Tribes Mission, and two Malaumanda friends who assist him with Bible translation traveled to the mission center to check 700 verses of Scripture with a missionary who is experienced in Bible translation. The three men, Able, Meko, and Eric, spent six days away from their families in order to get the verses approved and ready for print.

The Malaumandans are one step closer to having the Word of God in their hands. (Image, caption courtesy NTM)

The Malaumandans are one step closer to having the Word of God in their hands. (Image, caption courtesy NTM)

Meanwhile, back at home, the Malaumanda church is maturing and growing as they continue to serve the Lord. Receiving more sections of God’s Word will aid in that growth. Several believers are in the midst of an outreach to a village that is one and a half day’s hike away.

The men in church leadership are also struggling to spend time in the ministry and yet maintain a healthy marriage relationship. They and their wives want to have a God-honoring marriage but are still exploring what that means.

As the missionaries make plans to remove themselves from a leadership role and leave the village in the near future, their desire is to see the leaders have a healthy spiritual walk with the Lord.

Pray that the Malaumanda church will begin to show evidence of maturing in the Lord and establishing a strong walk with the Lord. Pray, too, that God’s Word in their own language is soon ready and is a good resource for them.

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