Yabru Oral Bible Storytelling Workshop and Demas’ Story

We recently completed our second of five Oral Bible Storytelling (OBS) workshop in Yabru, Sandaun province. I and the four Papua New Guinean trainers arrived several days early so we could talk about the course and prepare for the times of teaching. The trainers are former graduates of the OBS…

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Cultural Documentation

Much of a person’s unique cultural identity is tied up in their language Papua New Guinea has over 820 languages making it home to almost 12% of the world’s languages. However, some of these languages are dying at an alarming rate. These languages range from a few speakers or one…

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How PNG Culture has Changed Me

I’ve been privileged to live in a culture very different from my own the last twelve years. Don’t get me wrong. It hasn’t been easy adjusting to a different way of doing things and a very different world view. Things like expectations of becoming a family friend when you hire…

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