Photo: Alan Hood
A Thousand Words

Tongue Tickler

A group of women attending a Sunday morning church service in Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo, burst into laughter and exuberant applause after hearing their pastor tell a Bible story in their heart language, Nyanga. Their pastor, a participant in the trauma healing workshop, normally preaches in Swahili. But as one of 20 Congolese church leaders dedicated to producing oral translations of the workshop curriculum in Nyanga and three other Congolese languages, he used the opportunity to fulfil a homework assignment—to the obvious delight of his flock.



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