LBT Blog

Meet Benjamin Nsuta

Greetings to you from our Lord Jesus Christ. My name is Benjamin Nsuta. On the 24th of July 2010 a nineteen year old girl died. As our custom demands, no one may go out to work in their farm or do any other work. Everyone must go participate in the funeral events and...

Scenes from the Dan Survey

Volunteer Missionary Becky Grossmann has been in Liberia since early July.  Her first task was to complete a sociolinguistic survey of the Dan people.  She reports:  The entire trip was a great success I think. We had good turnouts wherever we went. We were able to...

Pray for David Setiyee by David Snyder

Yesterday, we introduced you to LIBTRALO's new Executive Director, David Setiyee.  Although that post was scheduled weeks in advance, coincidentally, David became seriously ill on Monday, July 23rd.  He has just now allowed us to release the details of his situation,...

Meet David Setiyee by Alvina Federwitz

  David K. Setiyee officially became Liberia Translation and Literacy Organization (LIBTRALO)'s new Executive Director on April 20, 2012. Setiyee is a 46 year old Klao man who was born and raised inSinoeCounty. He is married and has been blessed with four...

Sierra Leone Visit by Jim Laesch

I arrived here in Sierra Leone one week ago today.  In contrast to the Easy-Bake Oven of the Midwest, here it has rained EVERY day and some days, ALL day!  Yes, the rain makes things grow, but in this hilly and overcrowded city, it means: gulley washers, mud piling up...

Primary Health Care by Mical Hilbert

Wow! I can't believe that I am now already/only halfway through the primary health care/village medical care course that I am taking! The past 5 days of class have flown by, but it's amazing how much we have already lePrimary Health Care Wow! I can't believe that I am...

The Story of Stephen by Rev. Chuck Tessaro

Early in the morning of April 15th, a small box was left on the side of the road near our house.  children playing there though it was garbage.  When they opened the box an hour later, they screamed.  People then rushed to the scene and saw a newly-born child in the...

Much Ado About Bread by Rev. Rich Rudowske

I ran into an interesting problem when Pontsho, Esther, and I were translating Luke 24 earlier this year.  In the story of Jesus with the disciples on the road to Emmaus, there comes a point where Jesus is recognized as he blesses bread and breaks it so they may eat. ...

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