Orientation and preparing for the next stage…

January 30, 2012 in Life, Wycliffe, Mark, Front, Tanzania

After a couple of weeks in Dar es Salaam we’re now coming towards the end of our 3-week orientation course, and looking ahead to the next stage!

We have definitely learnt a lot in the last couple of weeks, about life in Tanzania in general and about Bible translation and language development here in particular. At the same time we’ve been trying to prepare ourselves for the long trip out west to our new home – Mpanda – at the beginning of March. This has meant buying various things for our house including some kitchen equipment, making sure the car that we’re borrowing is in good condition for the trip, obtaining Tanzanian drivers licenses, and meeting with various people to discuss the work we’ll be doing in Mpanda. Read the rest of this entry →

Tumefika! We have arrived in Tanzania…

January 23, 2012 in Life, Wycliffe, Mark, Africa, Front, Tanzania

After five years of anticipation and preparation, on the morning of January 13th we finally touched down at Dar es Salaam International Airport to begin the next stage of our work supporting Bible translation. We are happy to have safely arrived in Tanzania where we are working with SIL International, an organisation devoted to serving minority language communities as they write down their languages and translate the Bible and other materials. Read the rest of this entry →