Sunday, August 15, 2010

Yopno language group dedication

We have just returned from a dedication of the New Testament in the Yopno language group.  The Yopno live at 7,000 feet in the heart of the Finisterre Mountain Range.  The Finsterre's are beautiful rugged mountains covered in dense jungle.  We had the opportunity to fly in to the Yopno's village, Keweng on Cessna 206's due to the fact that an airstrip was constructed there three years ago to aid in the protection of a local population of tree kangaroos.  Keweng is a beautiful place, and the Yopno were very friendly and accommodating.  Upon our arrival they sang and danced for us and then presented us with gifts, boar-tooth necklaces and bilums (traditional woven bags).  The celebration was beautiful and the people were very excited to have the New Testament in their own language.

Jacob and Kim

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