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Welcome to Illuminating the Word!
This site contains more than 7 years worth of blog entries, photos and newsletters, and covers topics like our daily life, our work, vacations and more. We hope that you enjoy this glimpse into our lives.
- Jeremy & Sara Brown
I'm happy to say that they are now available to view and download on Vimeo!
I have a few more stories in Genesis, including Noah and the Flood, before I move on to Exodus and other passages.
I also created a PowerPoint presentation today to share with some colleagues about the process we're using to create these videos. If you're interested in seeing the 24 steps I've gone through for every video we're creating, you can check out the presentation here:
Video Creation Process
Please pray that God will use these videos to touch the hearts and lives of people in Congo who speak Dondo, Kituba, Mboshi, Ngangulu, and Southwest Teke.
In general, it takes me about a week to take one chapter and turn it into a video for all five languages. I have to:
Interested in seeing the videos we've been working on? Check them out at vimeo.com/BiblesAuCongo.
The Congolese language communities will be able to view this on the web or as the videos are distributed on physical media (DVDs, SD cards) by our colleagues in Congo.
In the meantime, we decided to take advantage of the time by starting the recordings of Exodus. Last week we recorded the Exodus passages in Ngangulu. Today we started in Southwest Teke. My colleague Brian and I have been taking turns running the recording equipment and we've worked out a pretty good workflow.
For our family, next week marks our exodus from Congo as we head home on May 6 to prepare for the birth of baby #3 sometime in August. Our last month has been a flurry of organizing and packing as we prepare for the trip.
Please pray for the translators to finish well with their checking seminar in May and their Scripture recordings after that. And pray for us as we finish packing and travel home.
We are having team meetings this week, so team members from other parts of Congo are currently staying in Brazzaville with us, including more kids for our kids to play with. Today ended up being a non-work day. Our neighborhood was very quiet, except for the happy shouts of our children as they raced around the center playing together. We all ate a communal lunch in the dining hall, and the kids all watched Surf's Up - they were bouncing around the room on imaginary surfboards by the end of the movie.
Pray for good team meetings for the next 3 days, and peace and safety for all of Congo.