When missionaries determine what people group to work with, they don’t just throw a dart at a map. First, they pray. Then, they research.
The Law is illustrated by the cultural story of an accidental death and restitution.
Where do missionaries start teaching people with a different worldview? At the beginning.
“I know over the years we've always been shorthanded in that department,” Lisa concludes. “And yet I don't know of a missionary working on translation in any location that's not dependent on [computers]. Not if they want to do it the quicker, more efficient, easier way.”
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“When we first heard it, we Mouk realized that this was big talk.”
“These guys were up the hill fighting fire. The rest of the congregation were listening to God's Word being taught.”