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In February, John Pepper, traveled to Cote d’Ivoire to provide rider safety and maintenance training for eight translation team members who will be using motorcycles to accomplish their daily work. Our sincere thanks to everyone who prayed and gave, providing the needed resources to meet their transportation needs. Now these Bible translators have access to more independent travel within their project areas....
John Pepper, head of our land transportation department, is heading to Cote d’Ivoire, Africa to teach a motorbike safety and maintenance training course, February 16-20. Like courses we’ve held in Benin, Cameroon, and other countries, trainees learn safe riding skills and how to maintain motorbikes.
Your gifts provide motorbikes. Your gifts keep workers safe.
Pray for safe travel, quick recovery from jet lag, and an effective course.
Pray for John to have good recall of his French as he uses it to teach the course material.
Pray for clear communication and understanding.
Pray for the six trainees as they learn to safely ride and maintain their motorbikes.
What's Going On
Much of today’s Bible translation takes place in rural areas, where you’ll rarely see vehicles or paved roads. Getting around is rough: Just 100 miles can take days of waiting and hopping bush taxis. And to reach the most isolated areas, you have to walk or bike for miles.
Tough as it is, translation can’t happen without travel. One language might be spoken across hundreds of miles—and visiting the whole community is the best way to get input, test drafts, help churches, and start literacy classes.
What Can Be Done
Motorbikes turn days into hours. And our...