Recently Marina had to travel to Senegal to present at a literacy seminar, but Paul was able to make a short trip to their village in Ivory Coast to visit their Loron friend’s family. Needless to say, they were sad, but knew that he was with the Saviour whom he loved and whom he had served with great enthusiasm for many years.
Last Friday Paul travelled with two Loron men to Senegal to join Marina in Dakar. They are planning to begin a major revision of the Loron literacy programme, which is now about 20 years old. They are looking forward to developing new materials to help illiterate Loron people to read and write in their own language. Literacy has numerous practical and social benefits, but probably the most important aspect of literacy is providing individuals with the ability to read
God’s Word for themselves, thus opening a channel for the Lord to speak directly to their hearts. Literate believers are the backbone of a maturing church and literacy is an essential component in any successful church planting endeavour.
Please be praying for them as they begin work on this important project. Paul and Marina plan to be in Senegal for two more weeks.