Friday, November 25, 2016

Photo Friday [163]

When all three insist on "helping" to frost the birthday cake.

  The finished product, for a little girl who loves monkeys.

 Kate started off her birthday with one of her favorite things - playing in the bathtub.

 The brothers came up with the idea of having a tea party for Kate's birthday, so we poured hot chocolate into little plastic cups, they spooned ridiculous amounts of sugar into them, and then drank while eating small food.

A very proper young lady!

 Happy birthday sweet Kate!  We had no idea what a load of cuteness, love, sass and determination we were unleashing on the world two years ago.  We wouldn't trade you for anything!

This week I got to help with a Scripture checking party for the Menya New Testament.  This is when a group of proofreaders come together to go over a newly-typeset New Testament to look for errors before it goes off to the printer!

Menya is an agglutinative Papuan language, with a grammar very different to English... so, good luck reading this section of Phillipians!

  For a checking party, each book of the Bible is laid out separately on tables.  Each person is given a specific job, such as checking page numbers, formatting, cross-references, illustrations and the table of contents.  We take red pens and look through all of the books, initialing a check sheet after completing each book.

My job was to check section headings, and I also checked a few cross references.  I only found one error, but I know from the red pen marks on the pages that many more errors were caught.  Now they can be corrected and the finished product can be sent to the printers.  It's a privilege to hold these pages, which represent so many years of work by Carl and Pat Whitehead and the Menya translation team, and to think that next year the Menya people will be able to receive the printed New Testaments!

Some teeny-tiny eggs.  I didn't even see the fly with my naked eye until I looked at the photo, it was so small!

I must have been craving green, since this is what I bought at the market this morning!

I know it's Thanksgiving in the U.S., but it looks like I've already got a Christmas elf hiding in my cupboard.

Until next week!

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