2013 Heath Ministry Video “Life is a Journey”
The following guide may help those showing the film to younger children or for groups that may want to stop and discuss.
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The Dukawa project is located in NW Nigeria.
Nigeria is between the size of Alaska and Texas.
1 of every 4 Africans is Nigerian.
David and Carleen Heath (Wycliffe Bible Translators) have worked with the Dukawa since 1995. As of Jan 2013, Genesis, Ruth, Esther, Psalm portions, Proverb portions, Jonah, Luke, Philippians, I & II Timothy, Titus, Hebrews, I , II, & III John are published or ready for publication.
Road: The trip from the Abuja international airport to the Dukawa language area is 336.2 miles and takes 8+ hours. The last 50 miles can take 2.5+ hours.
Resistant churches? Many outsiders have said that the Dukawas are resistant to the Gospel. But the reality is that previously, the Gospel was explained to them using the Hausa trade language or a mixture of languages (a “trade language” is used in market places where people from different languages come together for trading. While many Dukawa know some Hausa, they generally know just the words and expressions needed to buy and sell products). Unfortunately, they often don’t translate the most important words like “faith,” “believe,” “repent”… which are the hardest words to understand from other languages.