Gary just returned from an eight day trip to Yabru in Sandaun province. This is the SPES team’s last trip before the start of cluster three Oral Bible Storytelling workshops beginning in June 2014. This was the fifth trip to this area that was done to invite the six different language groups around Yabru. Yabru is a small village in the middle of these six language groups which has a training center that can be used for this training.
It has been difficult and time consuming to invite and prepare these six language groups because there is no phone coverage in this area and all preparation and communication has to be done in person. It is a one and a half hour small plane ride, one hour hike, and two hour canoe ride just to arrive in Yabru from Wewak. The SPES team spent many days hiking and traveling by canoe in order to visit almost all the villages in these six language groups multiple times.
We look forward to this series of workshops starting in June.