Young or old

I'm glad your here!
I’m glad you’re here!

Who benefits the most when a language project is initiated? The young or the old? You guessed it. Both. The old tend to not have a clear understanding of PNG’s recognised  “official languages” – English, Tok Pisin and Motu.  Many of them have not had formal training in these languages, but they know and love their heart language. It is the language of life for them. If the language of the heart is not translated, the young  lose connection with their heart language and it slowly begins to die out. Yet the new languages don’t have the deep cultural meaning for the context that they live in. So the answer is both. Languages help generations connect and preserve culture. Pray for both the young and old today.

Hearing the Word
Hearing the Word

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