Peirce was a grammar intern on the Bariai Scripture Translation project in 2004, and lived in the remote village you see in the video, preparing the dictionary which would enable the translation of the whole Bible into the Bariai language.
I'm still amazed by his part in this, and I wish I was going with him, but with the official celebration coinciding with my third trimester, we felt I should sit this one out.
Helicoptors, remote villages, malaria, and a possibly explosive national election occurring at the same time as the celebration...none of this is really saying "heavily pregnant woman" to you, is it?
So let me take this opportunity to ask for your prayers for Peirce's safety through these and any unforeseen situations.
And while you're at it, offer some thanks to our God for bringing His word to the Bariai in their own language, through servants like my husband and the Gallagher family. May the Bariai people join with David, from their hearts, in their own language -
Blessed are you, O Lord; teach me your statutes!
With my lips I declare all the rules of your mouth.
In the way of your testimonies I delight as much as in all riches.
I will meditate on your precepts and fix my eyes on your ways.
I will delight in your statutes; I will not forget your word.
- Psalm 119:12-16