Anthropology Seminar: Traditional Ritual as Christian Worship

What is it?

Daniel Shaw will help us stretch our own cultural belief systems by: talking about spiritual power dynamics in terms of how people express spirituality in very different ways based on their schema of religion, for the purpose of helping us each to relate more effectively as we share the Gospel in PNG.

Who should come?

This seminar is intended for both expat and Papua New Guinea community members.

Next session:

To be announced

Basic Computing: Linux

What is it?

A two-week workshop which introduces the participants to working with a computer. Participants will:

  • learn about the basic hardware of a computer
  • learn the basics of how to use a computer
  • develop typing and mouse skills in order to be able to create text documents

Software that will be used, include: Linux (Wasta) and Libre Office (Writer)

Who should come?

Anyone who wants to learn how to use a computer and especially those who want to use a computer in their Bible Translation Project.

Prerequisites:

Required: Specific goal with using a computer, and access to a computer at home or at work

Next session:

11-24 March, 2020

29 July – 11 August, 2020

Ray Stegeman (Teacher)

Ray has been a teacher at the Training Center since 2012 where he mostly concentrates on teaching linguistics related topics like Language Discovery (TTC) and Discover Your Language, where participants/students learn about grammatical structures in their languages that help them with the translation process. Before coming to Ukarumpa, Ray received a Masters degree in Linguistics and was involved in completing a New Testament translation project in Guyana, South America. Ray loves the people of PNG and desires to see more people grow in their experience with God’s Word in the languages that speak best to their hearts.

John Craig (Facilities Manager)

John came to us from the US with his wife and 3 kids. He has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from N.C. State University. He has served in Papua New Guinea since 2015 and splits his time between the Training Center and the Construction and Maintenance department. He loves meeting new people, building things, and collecting new skills. For John, coming to PNG was like coming home for the first time.