“The spiritual impact of this Bible translation project will be reflected in eternity.” says Jeff & Sissie D’Jernes , co-translators of the Arop-Lokep New Testament.
Jeff continues “The cultural impact that we are seeing immediately is a sense of endorsement of their culture in the way their arts are being impacted. A carving of a traditional canoe just to celebrate God’s Word arriving on the shores of their island. It’s seen in their dances where their traditional steps are being used, the traditional drumbeats are being used, all to new words to lift up God’s name and to thank Him for having His Word in their own language.”
June 8th 2014 – Arop-Lokep New Testament Dedication (Long Island, Papua New Guinea)