Hyde Park’s mission partners, Dave and Julie Eberhard serve as missionaries with Wycliffe Bible Translators.
Read an excerpt from their latest newsletter:
Although Dave has been doing his teaching of missionaries and training of community leaders online for the past year and a half, in the last days of August he was finally able to make his first international trip since COVID started. This trip had several purposes. Dave was able to:
1) Teach the Sociolinguistics class at the CLM school in Brasilia, Brazil. This is a year long training institute for Brazilian missionaries that Dave has taught at before, so it was good to be back and see old friends and be of help in preparing young Brazilian Bible translators for the BT needs around the world. There were 13 students – with one being a Surui indigenous student and another a Balanta speaker from Guinea Bissau. Several of them at the end of the course told Dave they want to specialize in sociolinguistics in the future, so he took that as a positive sign that the course made an impact. Another encouragement was that this is the first time that the majority of the students are looking at doing some sort of language related work outside of Brazil – a very positive sign since Africa, Asia, and the Pacific is where most of the translation work is.