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And Let One Interpret

I am so excited about something that won’t be in my life anymore. Not because I don’t like it, but because I’ve finished it! Last week I finished translating the last lesson of our Sunday School curriculum into Xitsonga. I … Continue reading

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The Many Jobs of a Missionary ~ Exterminator, Flying Creatures

Now that you are fully creeped out by my former descriptions of Africa as THE home of all things crawly and fascinating, I thought I’d wrap it up with those nightmarish descriptions of things that can take wing and follow … Continue reading

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The Many Jobs of a Missionary ~ Exterminator, The Slithery Kind

Oh, the enmity between the slippery serpent and humans since the beginning of time. When you think of rural missionary work, snakes and critters definitely make up part of the picture. We’ve killed our share of snakes around here. I’d … Continue reading

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The Many Jobs of a Missionary ~ Exterminator, Crawly Creepies

I thought enough time had passed since I creeped everyone out with a few critter stories, so I thought I’d have a laugh sending some more shivers up your spines. Spiders You’ve never seen spiders like these. As big as … Continue reading

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The Many Jobs of a Missionary ~ Exterminator, Creepy Crawlies

Do you remember that old nursery rhyme? Girls are made of sugar and spice And everything nice, And boys are made of snakes and snails And puppy dog tails. Or something like that. Well, sometimes I think that’s how missionaries … Continue reading

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When Words That Do Not Exist Communicate ~ Linguist, Part 3

A missionary must learn the language of the people to whom he is ministering. This really should go “without saying”; but unfortunately, some missionaries rely on translators for years, making little attempt to apply themselves to the language of the … Continue reading

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The Many Jobs of a Missionary ~ Linguist, Part 1: How We Learned the Language

This job goes without saying. Pun intended! 🙂 Missionaries must learn the language of the people they are ministering to! When my husband arrived in South Africa to work in the villages of the Tsonga people (before we were married), … Continue reading

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