I have made some allusions to heading overseas shortly. We leave on July 2nd for the Solomon Islands, where I grew up, for the Pijin Bible dedication – which is what my parents have been involved in for a very long time. Geoff and I are overseas for 10 days, the rest of the crew are there for more like 17 days.
I haven’t spent much time yet pondering changes and the curiosities of going back to where leaving was so difficult. I will however spend a good portion of time thinking about it and writing about it. I hope to share as much as possible.
In the meantime if you are so inclined, please read the below and pray for the situation and for the team heading over.
Much thanks, she who remembers again that she is a third culture kid grown up.
In a week’s time we will be on the way to Solomon Islands. To think that the Pijin Bible will be dedicated in 11 days time is rather exciting.
The ship with the Pijin Bibles, Coral Islander II, is on schedule to arrive on 3rd of July.
We will have around 40 copies of the Bible hand carried in so there will be no problems with having the Bible there for the formal dedication.
Please keep praying that we will be able to clear the Bibles from the port on Friday 4th of July so that they will be available for sale at the trade and cultural show on Monday the 7th, and so that we can travel over to Malaita with sufficient copies as planned on 8th of July.
One thing that is concerning us is that the workers of Solomon Telekom are on strike. As the telephone system breaks down it’s not being repaired. Already my key colleague has no phone/email at her home – very inconvenient. The potential to prevent air travel is causing us some anxiety. Please pray that they will be able to solve their issues and that communications essential for air travel won’t breakdown.
Thanks for praying
Gerry and Melinda