Sleeping Coconuts

Sleeping Coconuts Peter Looked Up And Saw The First Of Three Consecutive Waves, Each Over Thirty Feet High, Throwing Up A Huge Cloud Of Mist As It Enveloped A Friend S House And Threw It Into The Lagoon Like A Piece Of Driftwood He Then Turned Toward His Own Neighborhood In Time To Witness The Massive Wave Breaking, Completely Submerging Houses, Tall Coconut Trees, Everything As It Rushed Toward Their Defenseless Canoe, He Watched The Wave Pluck His Own House From The Ground Like A Blade Of Grass, And Sweep It High, Carrying It On Its PeakIn The Late S, John And Bonnie Nystrom Came Alongside Pastor Peter And Several Other Men From Arop Village In Papua New Guinea To Translate The Bible Into The Local Language Now, While Visiting Another Part Of The Country Just Ten Years Later, John And Bonnie Learned That Tragedy Had Struck Arop Village, Causing A Massive Loss Of LifeWhat Had Happened Were Their Neighbors Okay What About The Members Of The Bible Translation Team Was This The End Of Bible Translation For Arop In Sleeping Coconuts, John And Bonnie Nystrom Share Their Story Of Tragedy, Teamwork And Transformation, And The Incredible Way That God Used A Tsunami To Change The Face Of Bible Translation In Papua New Guinea For Over Twenty Five Years, John And Bonnie Have Served With Wycliffe Bible Translators As Linguists For Various Language Groups In Papua New Guinea They Continue To Work On Projects From Their Home In Florida, Making Periodic Trips To Papua New Guinea To Work With The Bible Translation Teams Face To Face

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➺ [Reading] ➼ Sleeping Coconuts  By John Nystrom ➯ –
  • Kindle Edition
  • 212 pages
  • Sleeping Coconuts
  • John Nystrom
  • English
  • 21 October 2018

10 thoughts on “Sleeping Coconuts

  1. says:

    While a family of translators is on sabbatical in the states, a tsunami consisting of three gigantic waves hits the village they called home With the devastation leaving the town flattened and those left alive exposed to the elements, the Nystroms fly back to survey the damage and do what they can to help This book details everything that happened and how God used the destruction to bring the people of the Apop village in Papua New Guinea closer to him Whereas the writing is not excellent, anyone interested in missions or translation work will enjoy this book There are chapters of translated accounts from natives, maps, and even a glossary of terms pertaining to the Papua New Guinea culture The Nystroms have served with Wycliffe translation for than 25, translating multiple languages in Papua New Guinea.

  2. says:

    This is a story primarily of God s sovereign control over all things, including natural disasters, to bring about His good purposes for those who love Him Rom 8 28 That was my impression, anyway On July 17, 1998, a massive tsunami destroyed a coastal village in Papua New Guinea, called Arop after the people who inhabited it Many deaths and injuries resulted from this disaster Worse still, a fledgling Bible translation project for the Arop language seemed to be put on hiatus as one of the translators had gone to be with the Lord when the tsunami hit, and the other three were busy dealing with the aftermath However, God used this tragedy to bring about an even greater blessing not only for Arop, but for their neighbors as well I won t spoil it here, so you ll just have to read it.

  3. says:

    The gripping and well told story of a breakthrough Bible translation project in Papua New Guinea Well worth a read

  4. says:

    Interesting story of how a tsunami in Papua New Guinea changed how Bible translation was done in early 2000 s.

  5. says:

    InterestingEnjoyable and fun understanding how other languages express emotion I was inspired by how the author connected all the miraculous dots.

  6. says:

    In one sense, this book is a standard missionary tale, the story of John Bonnie Nystrom, who came to the Arop people in Papua New Guinea to translate the Bible into the Arop s heart language In another sense, the Nystrom s are supporting characters in the story of the Arop translators, who translated the Bible into their own heart language regardless of who gets top billing, the central moment of the tale is the tsunami of 1998 The tsunami devastated the Arop village, along with other communities on the northern coast of Papua New Guinea Before that disaster, the Arop translation project followed the then standard procedures of concentrating on a single language, being carefully checked, revised and rechecked by official translation consultants Afterwards, the challenges that arose as the Arops tried to rebuild their community and the translators tried to restore their project opened the door for the team to try new techniques and technologies, relying on the skill and direction of local translators than foreigners This change led not only to an Arop translation of the book of Luke, but also versions for the Malol, Serra, and Sissano speakers as well It s a heartening tale of suffering, healing and everyday miracles.

  7. says:

    I am also a missionary with Wycliffe Bible Translators have attended some of those computer conferences he mentions, and have talked with John Nystrom personally For that reason, I m not giving a rating on this book.Overall, I found the book informative about how the multilanguage projects developed in Papua New Guinea It s a good read for anyone who wants to know about Wycliffe and missions in general.

  8. says:

    I loved this book by a Wycliffe couple who work in Papua New Guinea They were able to use technology to significantly speed up the work of Bible translation It sure makes me appreciate how blessed we are to have so many versions of the Bible in English so that we can truly hear God speak to us in our mother tongue.

  9. says:

    The author is a Christian missionary first, professional linguist translator second, and book author third at least So long as we keep this in mind, the book is an excellently well told firsthand account of events and perspectives related to Nystrom s work and faith I try to always keep an extra copy or two of this one handy to give to friends and folks I meet.

  10. says:

    Excellent missionary book about Wycliffe work in PNG I was fascinated and loved the book Excellent not only about the work but also their own private lives, about the tsunami and the effect on the work It was just so interesting.i highly recommend this book Loved it I so would love to do that kind of work too.

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