This saying is used to remind people that sometimes we focus too intently on a part of an issue or challenge and miss the realities of the overall picture. This balsa forest in a remote part of East New Britain is a good reminder of this. Translation efforts can sometimes do this. It’s easy to get focused on the translation at hand and miss that there are almost 300 other language groups still needing a project. The language development and Bible translation effort in Papua New Guinea is diligently trying to find answers that will help all these language groups. New strategies are being looked at and new sources of support are being cultivated. A better picture of what the “forest” looks like is being developed. Pray for wisdom and broader vision for those planning projects in PNG.