The Collins Family
1. After a challenging year, eleven CILTA students graduated from their linguistic classes and are geared up to commence or continue cross-cultural ministry as Bible translators and literacy workers. We had a delightful graduation ceremony with University officials faculty, local pastors, mission partners and students from seven nations. Pray that our now “former students” would get off on the right foot with learning new languages and cultures.
2. Wes will be in rural Peru for most of February helping to train 14 indigenous church leaders in linguistic skills for Bible translation. The course is faintly similar to CILTA, but CILTA is aimed at Latino missionaries working cross-culturally, whereas the February program is aimed at native language translators translating the Scriptures into their own mother tongues. Pray for effective preparation time for Wes and his teaching assistant, as well as for the students.