Zach Cann

Zach Cann

sent out by Grace Bible Church to plant churches among the Ndo people
On August 9th we took our 3rd language check (of 4). We call them checks instead of tests because they really are designed to show us where we are at with the language. Our goal was to be 75 percent fluent with the Ndo language. Cassidy and I both felt we did not have a strong enough grasp of the language to meet that objective. And sure enough, after grading the various parts of the test, our current percentage is…
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85% fluency!

Which means we only have 15 more percentage points to go before we’ll be ready to start preparing lessons for Bible teaching. Lord-willing, we’ll be close to finishing the final stage of language learning by the time we’re scheduled to head home on furlough.

Each language check consists of four parts: culture, grammar, comprehension, communication. The first two are written checks.

The second two are oral examinations where we have to hear (and understand) a story as well as communicate a story (and be understood)  in the language.

It wasn’t all work and no play.

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