When one Bariai church leader in Papua New Guinea was asked about reading the Bible in a local trade language, he said it was like eating watermelon. It was tasty, but it soon left him hungry again. When he read the Bible in his own language, it was like taro (a favorite root crop). It filled him up, leaving him satisfied and giving him strength for the day.

Follow the journey of the Bariai people and see how they went from Scripture that was like watermelon to a translated New Testament that gives them complete satisfaction. Steve and Carol Jean Gallagher, the translation advisers to the Bariai people, will share the process of Bible translation from start to finish, as well as their own journey of seeing the Lord’s goodness and provision across the years.

Explore Wycliffe Live is a free, one-hour online event designed for you to hear from Wycliffe missionaries serving around the world. You’ll get to hear about a variety of topics ranging from Bible translation to internship opportunities to trauma healing and so much more! We hope you’ll join the conversation!

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Steve Gallagher
Translation Consultant
Steve and Carol Jean have served with Wycliffe for over 27 years and recently dedicated the Bariai New Testament translation. Now Steve continues as a translation consultant and Carol Jean works to help mobilize the next generation of Wycliffe missionaries.
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