Running a computer in a village with no connection to any sort of electrical grid is sometimes a challenge. When we lived in the village of Buka full-time, we had a house with a solar panel on the roof, as well as a battery, controller, and inverter to plug the computer into. Now that Larry is going to the village for shorter trips, it’s not practical to travel with a giant solar panel, heavy battery, and fragile controller.
One of our resident Language Technology Consultants solved this issue by letting us know about a small portable type of solar panel available online that works well for charging transformer-type tablet/laptops directly from the panel with a USB cable (long cable also purchased online). Thankfully we had purchased an 11-inch tablet/laptop as Christy’s primary computer while on furlough.
Larry’s September/October visit to Buka was the first chance to test this set-up, and it let him and the translation team work all day every day on the computer! The whole set-up travels well and weighs less than our ‘main’ laptop.
Technology that works!
New Testaments and Bible portions are being finished!
Safe travel to and from Buka Island.
A good school year so far for Christy as she teaches preschool
The Solos team as they need to do several translation steps in the coming months. Progress this year has been slow.
Pray for Lawrance & Amaziah to be diligent about their school work.
Ask the Lord for more managers to oversee projects and translation programs in the regions of PNG.
Wisdom in allocating new translation teams to languages with needs.