You Helped Them Receive Scripture in Just a Few Days!
Palm fronds wave and glassy water ripples at the wind’s touch.
Honiara in the Solomon Islands is a lush, tropical town, but Jeremiah, Willie, Theresa, George, and Robert Mark didn’t come for vacation. They came to learn the skills of Scripture video dubbing, dramatized Bible audio recording, Scripture app creation, and basic video editing.
These five participants completed two projects during the training. They produced a dramatized recording of the book of Ruth in the Roviana language, and then added sound effects and music. An app they made can play this recording of Ruth. Roviana readers were ecstatic and amazed that the team was able to record, edit, and create an app to put on their phones in just a few days!
According to Cynthia Rollins, the Scripture Use Facilitator in Honiara, “The Solomon Islands are an oral-based culture, so audio recordings are well received and valued by the people.” Listening to audio recordings and watching movies in their language adds value to the local language and encourages the use of Scripture in daily life.
The team also dubbed part of the Genesis video–A Wife For Isaac—in the Pijin language, a widely used language in the Solomon Islands. “The team did a great job coaching the readers and getting the recorded part to lip-sync well with the picture!” Lauren Runia, one of the trainers, shares. They showed the completed video to a group of over 30 people at the Solomon Islands training center, who all responded enthusiastically.
Roviana readers were ecstatic and amazed that the team was able to record, edit, and create an app in just a few days!
Your generosity provided equipment for this team’s recording work, and travel and accommodations for Lauren and Connie Runia, the main trainers for the course.
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