Naomi teaching in DRC
My main assignment was to help look after two of their children, but during my stay I also accompanied Paul Morgan to the translation office to shadow his work. I tagged along to a technical checking session, learning how to spot spelling errors in a language unknown to me using incredible software. I also participated in a final checking session in which we went through John 4 verse by verse looking for possible misinterpretations. This experience opened my eyes to the long, but vital, process of Bible translation.
Laurel Morgan and I also ran a Bible vacation week, teaching local children about the fruit of the Spirit and sneaking in some multi-language literacy teaching. This showed me the importance of preparing people to receive their Bible.
I also enjoyed teaching in a local English class of around 35 students. This showed me the desire Congolese people have to learn new languages and opened my eyes to the difficulty of teaching in a context where interactive whiteboards and projectors are far from available.