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Jane Gibb

Jane and her husband Steve ministered at Trinity Baptist Church in Cairns, Australia for fourteen years before moving to serve as missionaries in Port Vila, Vanuatu. Jane has a bachelor of education. Jane is active in ministry in Vanuatu as well as being a busy mother of six.


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    David (Lumpy) Milson

    Jane, you are there on the ground, sometimes literally I’m sure! What is the best way for us to help get the bible into other languages? Are there some organizations which do it better? From far away it is sometimes hard to tell who does a good job.

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    You are asking a huge question, and I’m probably not the one with all the answers. Massive debates rage about translation philosophy, some of it connected to the KJV controversy. You may already know someone who does translation whom you can either support regularly or by giving occasional gifts towards their project. You can become familiar with Bible translation needs around the world via the websites and publications of various translation groups. You could think about becoming a translator yourself or helping the work of translation as a support worker. If you ask God to show you how you can get involved and then look around, you may be surprised how He answers.

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    Ross Webb

    Great piece Jane!
    Here’s a teeny weeny answer for Lumpy.
    As a Bible translator (well, supervisor of such) on the ground in Vanuatu I could suggest ‘liking’ this page. It’ll give you a little insight into Bible translation as it goes on around the Pacifc. The site tries to highlight the joys and challenges of BT, and particularly those of the local people involved in translation. With maybe 60 more languages to translate in Vanuatu alone, it’s a massive job.
    As Jane said, “You could think about becoming a translator yourself.” It wouldn’t take me long to tell you how to get on the right track!

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    david lumpy milson

    Thanks Ross, worn out those shoes yet?

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    Ross Webb

    Long gone Lumpy. But I’ve never forgotten the man who introduced foreign croks to me! When are you visiting again?

    In my post I tried putting in a URL to translation in the Pacific but failed. Might as well try again…

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    Ross Webb

    Well, I guess those HTML codes allowed don’t work, or I’m using them wrong. Too bad. Less nicely:

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    Jason Harris

    Hey Ross,

    The link is there under “this page.” Comments with links just come up for moderation so that’s why it doesn’t show up right away. Thanks for commenting. =)


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