Greetings! I wanted to let you know that I arrived home safely last Thursday (March 19th). I’m also happy to report that Namibia event was a success! My colleagues (Peter and Niko) and I were travelled to Namibia and arrived there on March 7th. With all COV-19 going on, there was very minimal risk in Africa. Back then, Namibia didn’t have any case of COV-19. So we started a workshop with 7 deaf translators. They made some good progress. A week later, COV-19 was spreading so rapidly that Namibia just had 2 cases of COV-19. The president of Namibia decided to ban travel to some countries. One of countries is Qatar which was part of my travel itinerary. So I looked for other flights and found a flight to South Africa. But the problem is South Africa just made announcement that they ban countries included USA that have high-risk of COV-19 starting on Wednesday. So my director and I decided that I should go home before it’s too late. So I left Namibia on Tuesday. It’s very surreal. My colleagues were staying because they’re Africans (they live in Zambia and Swaziland). We figured their flights would be okay. My colleagues did a great job to finish a workshop. Despite their flight cancellations, both of my colleagues have arrived home safely.
I posted some pictures at workshop below. I hope you enjoy it!
The workshop was held at deaf center in Windhoek, Namibia. Iceland donated to build this center few years ago. It’s really nice.
They were doing Bible translation work and practicing verses in their sign language.
They did a final filming and editing videos. Niko did a great job to train them for tech work. Deaf translators have completed 7 chapters of book of Mark.
Pictures with my colleagues and group of translators
My colleagues and I were staying at beautiful Roof of Africa. Their hospitality was wonderful. The food was fantastic.
Thank you very much for your support and prayers! I don’t know when will my next trip. It may take a while before I go on next mission. Keep praying! God bless you all!