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Miracle in the garden October 4, 2012 – Ukarumpa, Papua New Guinea – Tim Scott

An old man watches anxiously as the line forms. Today, many are receiving God’s Word in their heart language. The printed New Testaments had arrived and the day was filled with speeches, dancing and food. Everyone was happy. But still the man stood alone in the shade, watching the queue, wondering, should he buy this book? The problem was not the money; the problem was that the old man had never gone to school. He had no formal training and had no idea how to read. Was it foolish for him to think that he should have God’s words in his house? So he continued to watch and wait. It was like some unseen force was holding him there. Finally, when the line was short and most of the people had left, he quietly took his place in line behind a woman and her child. The child was excited to get the book, for she could read and she had no other books in the house. She looked up at the old man and smiled, “Do you want to read God’s Word too?”, she asked. “Yes, Yes I do…”, he replied with a voice that only hinted at the depth of his desire. Finally, he bought the book and took it home. Embarrassed that someone might ask him to read it, he hid it in his bag. For the next several years, almost every day, he would go to the garden with his book in his bag. Always wishing he could read, he would open the book, look through it and try to make sense out of the letters on the pages. What happened next was truly a “Miracle in the Garden”. To find out what happened, click on the YouTube icon on the left. SIL-PNG known as “Summer Institute of Linguistics” in Papua New Guinea is a faith-based non-profit organization committed to serving language communities throughout Papua New Guinea as they build capacity for sustainable language development. PNG Bible Translation Association is a Papua New Guinean organisation committed to translating the Bible into the languages of the country. For more information on this release, contact SIL-PNG, PO BOX 413, EHP 444, Papua New Guinea Phone: 011 + 675 + 537-4431 or Email: DO-CCO@sil.org.pg “Yumi Stori” is the PNG “Tok Pisin” term for “Let’s talk” or “Let’s have a conversation”


Miracle in the Garden  

Miracle in the Garden

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