Jonathan and Heidi Bamford minister church planting and Bible translation among the Isnag people of the Philippines. “When we’ve finished three comprehension testing sessions on a portion of Scripture, I send the draft to Heidi so she can run an accuracy check and make a back-to-English translation for our consultant to use. Heidi’s help really speeds up the process, and her suggestions greatly improve the translation. Every time I make a change in the translation, Heidi must make a corresponding change in the English back translation so that it always accurately reflects the Isnag version. This is a tedious job and I appreciate her diligence. This week Heidi processed Galatians, 1 and 2 Thessalonians, 1 and 2 Timothy, and Titus so that they could be sent back to the consultant. We are excited that these books are pretty much ready for the next onsite consultant check. Please pray that we will be able to continue making progress on the translation. We are currently focusing on 1 and 2 Corinthians.”

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