Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
The PNG Experience exists to celebrate the wonderful things God is doing in the Bible translation and language development effort in Papua New Guinea. This is accomplished by presenting the good stories in multiple formats that highlight what is taking place. These stories are encouraging people around the world. Rejoice with us as we see God’s hand at work in this effort.
The PNG Experience Blog – Published 5 days a week, this blog highlights the need for prayer in Papau New Guinea’s translation effort. With over 800 languages in PNG and 200 projects in place, it is in much need of prayer. In 2014, The PNG Experience published 258 blogs which were viewed almost 29,000 times! We had over 7100 visitors to the site. Now that’s a lot of prayer! (www.thepngexperience.wordpress.com)
YouTube Videos – The stories are also produced in video media. Twenty-five videos were added this year to YouTube resulting in over 15,000 visits with 676 hours of viewing. Topics varied from New Testament dedications to our “Faces of Translation Series” which highlights the different roles in PNG. (www.youtube.thepngexperience.com)
Yumi Stori and Tok Save News Releases – The PNG Experience published 72 news releases in 2014. each one focusing on a facet of the translation process, a significant event or transformation story highlighting the impact of Bible translation and language development in PNG. These releases are delivered throughout PNG and around the world to high level government leaders, language development advocates, educational institution leaders and more. Church and denominational leaders as well as other organisations receive these releases and are encouraged weekly on the good things that are happening in PNG. (Email email@example.com if you would like to be added to this list)
The PNG Experience – Volume 2 Photo/Story book– Riding on the sold out success of volume 1, volume 2 was released. This 160 page book has over 70 stories with over 300 beautiful photographs. Over 600 have been sold and there are some still available for purchase. ($30 includes shipping in the US – Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information)
All that to say, 2014 was a very productive year. So we are going to take a break for the rest of 2014! We look forward to getting you more great stories in 2015. Meanwhile…
Pray that the good news of the tremendous effort being made in Bible Translation would continue to go out in PNG.