VITAL IG Cluster
Languages participating in this cluster:
The VITAL program (Vernacular Initiative for Translation and Literacy) successfully and efficiently trains Papua New Guinean translators in Milne Bay Province. VITAL conducts workshops for teams of translators from many languages, not only to leverage the help of consultants and trainers between translation teams, but also to promote healthy teamwork among translators of related languages. In the way that VITAL uses a cluster approach, it meshes well with The Seed Company drive—to accelerate translation, for this generation.
News from the Field
Ever thought about how much biblical foundation is laid in the first several chapters of Genesis? Well, three language groups of Papua New Guinea just received Genesis 1 - 11 as a result of the VITAL project. Essentially the teams thought it would be better to get the events of Creation, the Fall and the Flood into people’s hands rather than have them wait until they’d completed work on Genesis. And now more portions are well on their way … this is just the start after all.
For we were not making up clever stories when we told you about the powerful coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. We saw his majestic splendor with our own eyes when he received honor and glory from God the Father. The voice from the majestic glory of God said to him, “This is my dearly loved Son, who brings me great joy.” (2 Peter 1:16-17 NLT)