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SIL International

SIL International serves language communities worldwide, building their capacity for sustainable language development, by means of research, translation, training, and materials development.

Updates & Stories

Twenty-six IT specialists serving in French-speaking Africa are in class for the next few days upgrading theirs skills and sharing problem-solving techniques. IT Connect training started today and runs through February 17. 

These annual workshops provide local and regional IT staff workers with the knowledge and skills needed to keep Bible translation running smoothly on the field. Your gifts and prayers make this possible. Thank you!

Annual IT Connect workshops help IT specialists in Africa keep their skills sharp for supporting Bible translation.
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  • Pray for each one attending the training in Burkina Faso as they apply the new concepts learned to the contexts where they serve.  
  • Pray for those who provide IT support in the Francophone regions of Africa where the work is generally more challenging because of weaker connectivity and power. 
  • Pray for safety, health, and smooth travels for the students and instructors to and from the Burkina Faso conference.
 

 

Praise the Lord! The R66 helicopter is operational and ready to support Bible translation and humanitarian service in northwest Cameroon!

Once it cleared customs, the aircraft was reassembled and flying six days later. After making final adjustments and some test and training flights,  Mark, our pilot in Cameroon, and instructor pilots Mark and Jeff flew the R66 from Yaounde to the helicopter’s base in the mountains of northwest Cameroon for more flight training—and the first service flights.

Staff Gather for Prayer and Dedication of the R66
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This morning in Yaoundé, people gathered in front of the hangar for a prayer of dedication for the R66. After a few more training flights in Yaoundé, pilot Mark and instructor pilots Mark and Jeff will fly the helicopter to its home base in the mountains of northwest Cameroon. 

This morning in Yaoundé, people gathered in front of the hangar for a prayer of dedication for the R66. After a few more training flights in Yaoundé, pilot Mark and instructor pilots Mark and Jeff will fly the helicopter to its home</body></html>
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Praise the Lord! The team of JAARS and SIL Cameroon aircraft mechanics finished reassembly of the R66 helicopter! Our pilots hovered the aircraft to make final adjustments before pilot check-out flights begin.

Pilots hover the R66 helicopter to make final adjustments after re-assembly.
How good it is to share a photo of the R66 reassembled in Cameroon!

 

Watch this video to see the R66 helicopter being unloaded from the container after it arrived at the...

Praise the Lord!

After two months in customs, the container holding the R66 helicopter was released and has arrived at the hangar in Yaounde, Cameroon! The team is already working to reassemble all the parts that make a helicopter fly! Thank you for praying!

Container with R66 arrives at the hangar in Yaounde
 
 
R66 in hangar after being unloaded from container
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