I’m memorizing my first Bible verse in Tok Pisin. :] This is what I know so far:
“Bipo, bipo tru, taim olgeta samting i no kamap yet, Tok i stap. Tok i stap wantaim God na Tok em yet i God.” – John 1:1
Before, before truly, time of all things did not come up yet, the Word was. The Word was with God and the Word himself was God. (My broken down word for word interpretation to understand the verse as I was memorizing it.)
“In the beginning the Word already existed; the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” Good News Translation – what the Tok Pisin Bible was based off of.
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” NIV – the version I have memorized in English.
The memory verse is for a VBS I will be helping with this coming Monday the 11th through Friday the 15th in the mornings. The other memory verses for the week that I don’t know yet are John 1:3a, 4, & 14.
Please be in prayer for Deborah as she prepares to go soon to Wewak to help with a class there and also an upcoming VBS mentioned above. I have pictures to post soon (probably in a week or so) which I know will surprise you all!
Here are some of the photos Deborah has shared with us recently:
This next set of pictures gives a nice Papua New Guinean flavor. It’s from Deborah’s walk in a village a week or so ago.