If you can get the attached picture, see the boy on the left, Eron. (pronounced Aaron). His family had been sending him to a nearby school – two days walk away! The distance meant that Eron had to live with a family near the school and only come home on school breaks. The school fees are not cheap, either! Only about 4 Mibu kids have been doing this and attending school. Well, now, with a school meeting right in Mibu, all the kids in about the age range of 10-15 or so are going to school right here!
Though we didn’t influence the people here concerning a school (except maybe indirectly by homeschooling our own children), we are just as excited as they are about this development. Though the school is taught in the local trade language, Pidgin, they have expressed a desire to later teach the children to read and write in the Mibu language. They know we are working on a Mibu alphabet as their language is, as of yet, unwritten. After the adults are taught literacy, this school may very well be the way that successive generations of Mibu children are prepared to read God’s Word in their language!
Keep praying!! God is working!
Joey and Brooke Tartaglia
Shiloh, Marietta, and Solomon