This morning I helped with a "checking party" for the Baruga New Testament. That is when a group of detail-oriented folks get together to lend a fresh eye to the typeset manuscript of a Scripture portion and check for errors before it is sent to the printer. Each person is assigned a specific task, and we go through each book of the New Testament, checking things like formatting, page numbers, section headings, cross-references, etc. It's amazing the number of errors that we can discover, even though we don't know a word of Baruga.
When we find an example, we mark it in red, so that the translator and typesetter can go through the manuscript yet again. Typesetting is a HUGE job. It is also a time when many translation teams really experience spiritual attack, so please pray for the Baruga team as they get ready for printing and for a dedication next year.
Soon the Baruga New Testament will join these others on a shelf in the typesetting office!
In family news:
This guy - handsome, smart, and always creating something.
The blue tutu has been getting a lot of use this week. Kate is very excited about getting her nails painted.
"Oh flowers, you think YOU are colorful?!!"
And I finally finished the roman blinds I was sewing for the kitchen. Can't tell you how many headaches this project gave me! And when I thought I was done, I realized I didn't have enough hardware to hang them, and I had to wait for Brian to get back from the States with my brackets before I could finish it. I think this was my last sewing project... time to pack all my craft stuff?
Five weeks people. Five more weeks 'till we leave.
Until next week!