Aaron was gone almost all day yesterday. He was finally able to meet with Ezekiel, Marulaon's translation committee members, and Karumulun's translation committee members. Ezekiel has been gone attending to family business for the last few weeks, so we're really thankful that even these few men were able to come together in Karumulun.
One of the things that came out of the meeting is the date for the next meeting of the entire committee - March 8. Please be in prayer for this meeting. Weather affects transport since almost every village is on a different island. Another exciting thing that came out of this meeting is the ground breaking for a translation office.
The office will be really nice to have, but more than that, it represents the momentum of the translation committee and the project as a whole. Sometimes it feels as if we are going backwards! But this morning, the goal was for the three Marulaon committee members to dig the post holes for the small translation office.
The four servant hearted guys began work shortly after Morning Prayer, while the day was still a little bit "cool". They cleared the brush with a grass knife, measured and lined up small sticks to mark where to dig, and then the hard work began. Chief Leonard and Walter had some other commitments, so Aaron and Hiva finished digging and scooping out the dirt with coconut shells.
By ten o'clock, the day's work was finished, and the committee members had all cleared out to go do their own personal work. Chief Leonard has the posts waiting in Leru Village, and the next step is supposed to take place on Saturday morning.