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Marcel Bal

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I will be working in the Wycliffe Offices in Lima, Peru assisting with archiving; that is, I will be taking detailed information about various people groups and making it more easily accessible. It is similar to what a librarian does with a card cataloging.

I will also be teaching English to various members of Wycliffe's staff. I will be using Bible study as a means to accomplish this because Wycliffe staff who desire to learn English will benefit from learning Biblical or theological words in English. Also, I have a gift for theology.

During the early part of my internship, I will also be learning Spanish. This will give me an opportunity towards the end of my internship to learn how the Bible translation process works and also be able to assist with that process.

Marcel's Blog


Bible Translation: A Week in Incahuasi

March 01, 2017

Hi everybody, It has been a long time since I last posted. My last blog entry came in between my week in Huancayo and my week in Incahuasi, and even though my week in Incahuasi was two weeks ago, I am...

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Bible Translation: A Week With the Wanca Quechuas

February 10, 2017

Hi everybody, I have just spend the last week at a workshop where four Wanca Quechuas were being trained in translating the Bible. Mike, who is one of our more experienced members, and José took turns...

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Eating Food That Has Been in the Ground

February 09, 2017

Hi everybody, Thank you all so much for supporting me through prayer and other means as I travel through Peru. I have been learning Spanish for the last two months so I can go travel to some of the tr...

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Into the Mountains

February 04, 2017

Hi everybody, Thank you all so much for supporting me and for reading my blog. Tomorrow I finally get to go to some of the translation projects in the mountains. My flight leaves at 4:30 so I would ap...

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Annual Retreat

January 29, 2017

Hi everybody, I have just returned from the annual retreat at a hotel located just outside Lima. The week is an annual event that has occurred for about seventy years. The week was very enjoyable and ...

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