Time To Go Home

Well, the workshop has been pretty good. The last thing we did was to get people to comment on the positives and negatives of the last week. There were lots of positives with a number of translation t...

The Church in 2020

I was one of the contributers to an article on the future of the British Church in the latest edition of Christianity Magazine. Unfortunately, they’ve not chosen to put the article on the websit...

Workshop Photos

The bits of the paper on the wall are the plan for language development work in a Saharan language. Putting them on the wall like this allows us to move things around until we are happy with how it al...

Tuesday

It’s been a pretty good day today. The translation teams that I’m working with have done very well. Lots of good progress in developing plans for the future. I was a little worried at the ...

Connections

Well, the workshop started pretty well. I have to admit that I was more than a little apprehensive; quite a few of the participants had said to me that they really didn’t want to have to attend ...

Picnic by the Niger

I went out with the SIL Niger group this evening for a picnic on a little plateau above the Niger river. It was a lovely cool evening – which meant that we didn’t get a spectacular sunset,...

In Flight Reading

As is my wont, I took a few books out of the library to read while I was travelling. However, the current hand baggage restrictions meant that I couldn’t actually take any of the books I had wit...

Flight to Niger

After the terrorist arrests and disruption to flights yesterday, I anticipated that today’s flight to Niamey might be a little stressful. In the end, it wasn’t too bad; here’s the st...

Travel

Dear Friends, I’m due to fly to Niamey in Niger for a one week workshop tomorrow. Those of you in the UK will have heard that there is massive disruption to flights to and from the country becau...

Cyprus Holiday

We’ve just returned, browner and more relaxed, after two and a half terrific weeks in Cyprus. Many thanks to the Perkins family who allowed us to stay in their lovely village home in Lythrodonta...