Good news to the Kovol people

Welcome to ReachKovol. The goal of our team is to plant a church among the Kovol people. To do that we’ll need to bring the Gospel to the Kovol people in a way that can be clearly understood; and that means in the Kovol language.

No outsider has learned the Kovol language before, and it exists only as an oral language – not a scrap of Kovol has been written down before. We have a monumental task ahead of us to learn the Kovol language, translate the New Testament into Kovol and teach in a way that will be clearly understood.

Latest news from Kovol

How do you teach an adult to read and write?

NTM PNG just put out a new video. Right now our team is wrestling with how to spell and construct Kovol verbs, we’re deep in the weeds discussing grammar points. This video was an encouraging little r…

A flying iron bar

Sunday night around 1 pm I was woken up by the sound of voices under our houses. The only people who usually wake me are my kids and my cat, we’ve never been woken by anyone from Kovol. I went to see …

Mistakes and many meetings

A common thing in PNG culture is to be indirect. Imagine I want to tell my friend that I’d like them to give me their T-shirt; I would say “Hey, that’s a nice T-shirt!” The message comes loud and clea…

If only we could do both…

What do you want to be when you grow up? a young child was asked. “A missionary on Home assignment” he replied 🙂 I can’t remember where and when I heard that little anecdote, but it springs to mind o…

Puzzling over verbs

Learning language in Kovol is like trying to drink form a fire hose. There’s always so much and you feel completely overwhelmed with it all. It’s kind of nice to have time to sit and pick over languag…

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