Thursday, May 19
Matthew has stayed in Marulaon waiting for transportation back to his own village. He's been going over to the church and working on his assigned portion of Matthew 13-19, and Aaron has been going over to work beside him.
Often, people ask us how long we think the translation of a New Testament in Lavukaleve will take. After three days of hard work, Matthew is still ploughing through a rough draft of chapter 13. Yesterday, while translating the parable of the wheat and the tares, Aaron gave Matthew a visual illustration with the seedlings that were growing closely together in containers on our porch.
After lunch, Aaron turned from working with his mind to working with his hands. The men of the village worked together to sew up leaf shingles and finish the District Priest's kitchen.