Translation and Scripture Engagement, Papua New Guinea

Janet (Kunkel) Borchard has been a missionary with LBT since 1982. From 1983 to 1994 she worked with the Native American Christians at Taos Pueblo, New Mexico, on Bible translation. From 1996 to 1997 she worked with the Dhimba Bible Translation Project in the country of Namibia in southern Africa. Janet married Rev. Terry Borchard in August 1998, and joined him in the highlands of Papua New Guinea to work on the Ipili translation project.

Terry began working on the Ipili translation in 1976. After the launch of Ipili New Testament in August 2008, he and Janet worked on various projects to encourage the use of the Ipili Scriptures. They also taught other Papua New Guineans how to do Bible translation in their own languages.

After a long illness, Terry went to be with the Lord in August 2014. Janet faithfully continues her work with the Ipili people through translation and encouraging the reading of Scripture. She regularly receives motivation from Revelation 7:9.

“After this I looked and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and in front of the Lamb.”

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