Jill and Jonny

Jill and Jonny

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Work Week

This week we are participating in 'work week'. Do not be confused. This does not mean that every other week is a holiday! 'Work week' is a week that is specifically designated for maintenance of the North Dock building. All staff and trainees down their normal tools and get involved in a variety of building and cleaning tasks. So far this week, Jonny has been roofing the house of a local worker. He's enjoyed being in the great outdoors and getting to lift heavy things. He has, however, complained in the evenings about his tender legs from all the climbing!! I've had a varied week - moving the contents of a library, ripping out part of a kitchen, painting a meeting room, holding a ladder (very dull job!!!) and washing down walls.

Last night our evening class we taken by a lady from Wycliffe Bible Translators. She highlighted the great need that there still is for further translation work to be done throughout the world. She explained that there are currently the Bible has been translated into 2508 languages. Of these, 459 have a complete Bible, another 1,213 have the New Testament. 836 others have at least one book of the Bible. However, in addition to more than 1,300 active projects, work needs to begin in over 2,200 languages. 353 million people speak these languages where translation still needs to begin. It is good for us to be reminded of how blessed we are to have, not only access to scripture, but also millions of aids for understanding it.