Last weekend we visited Racine, Wisconsin, the town where I (Kara) grew up. We drove up on Saturday and drove back on Monday, so our family has gotten used to lots of time in the car. Praise the Lord that we don’t have any more big road trips coming up – Elizabeth is getting tired of her car seat! Lots of my family lives in Racine, and it was really fun to see everyone again! We played games and ate lots and lots of food. Here is a picture of everyone that was there that weekend (minus my cousin Derek’s wife Kathryn, who had to work). It was a big and rowdy bunch!
One of the main reasons that we went up there for that weekend was for the dedication of the complete Hatam Bible that my grandparents have been translating for the past 43 years. Calvary Memorial Church in Racine has been supporting the translation alongside my grandparents and the national translation team, and last weekend the whole church celebrated the completed work. The morning service told the story of the dedication in Minyambo, Papua, Indonesia, followed by a Hatam-style feast: pork, rice, sweet potatoes, and spinach. I realize how amazing it is to be a part of this family, and what a legacy God has given me with a family that has a history of serving the Lord in so many different ways. Praise God that the Hatamers now have His Word in their own language that they can read, understand, and live!
This is a picture of my grandparents, Dick and Char Griffiths, with Pastor Nathan James and the head of the missions committee at Calvary Memorial Church. The book that is held up is the ENTIRE Bible in Hatam!