Working together around the same table, looking each other in the eye and getting instant feedback –there is nothing like it! It is good to be back in Côte d’Ivoire working face to face with my Bakwé colleagues, Alexis, Pastor Firmain and Perez. This trip, our work schedule includes doing some evaluation of what we accomplished last year and doing some realistic (we hope) planning for the year to come. Two SIL staff will accompany us to the village where our planning session will include four key members of the Bakwé language association board of directors.
Aside from these meetings, the lion’s share of our time will be spent working through our Bakwé translation of Acts and Romans, getting them ready for a verse-by-verse check by a Wycliffe/SIL translation consultant. What time we have left I will use for a number of things, including the following: training the Bakwé team how to maintain the Bakwé web site; instruction on audio recording technique; the use of a couple of programs; re-installation of original software on a laptop; and much more.
Please keep us in your prayers. Thank you!