Jun 26, 2010

Driving Miss Sherri

June 25 marked the final time that Bible translator Sherri Brainard was driven from the Bagabag center to her allocation in Karao. Tad Wulliman and I had the privilege of driving Sherri and the last of her belongings (she has been in the process of moving for many months) into her village for the beginning of the last leg in her translation.

Sherri has maintained a house in Bagabag for 28 years, spending months at a time in the village, and returning to Bagabag for fellowship, computer support, supplies and worship among fellow westerners. But as of August 1st, there will be no Wycliffe folks living on the Bagabag center and all have made plans accordingly. Sherri estimates that seven years are required to complete the Karao New Testament.

In the past four years it has been a privilege to provide her with transportation to and from the village, bookcases, a window, a chest of drawers, curtain rods, a kitchen cabinet...the list goes on!

It was an emotional day as I recalled the many times I had been to Karao, all the while knowing this time was my last. As we worked or ate lunch or drove or...I tried one last time to take in the sights, burning them to the hard drive of my mind that I may have lasting memories from this place.

Thank you Sherri for allowing us to be a part of your ministry. I hope that our work will continue to make living in Karao more manageable. We look forward to the day when the people of Karao have the Word of God in their language, and we are humbled to have been allowed to be a small part of it. We'll miss you Sherri.

No comments:

Post a Comment