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The Kees in Cameroon

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Janet and Paul Kee

July 2018

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

This year has been very good, in terms of our work here in Nso’, Cameroon. We thank you for your prayers and support for all of this. The Lord continues to keep us safe and healthy. We have also been blessed with record attendance in Bible School and in the Annual Scholarship Lectureship. Yet the most rewarding results this year have been the three congregations we have started.

Brother Jean Pierre Magnam’s TEAM started a congregation down at Liv, still within the Nso’ tribal area. Brother Simon Kiru’s TEAM started a congregation at Ndem, Mbo’o in Oku, with more baptisms this month. Brother Fai Emmanuel’s TEAM added members at Mbinon and Lassin, the areas in Noni where they have been working. My TEAM, at Ngham, Oku, have started the congregation at Koiykwak. I continue to go there many weekends, and we keep on visiting and studying with prospects. The Bible School had 10 French speakers in the regular sessions this year, the largest number since 2003. For the first time ever, we have had a French section also in our Advanced Courses this summer, with 4 Francophones. In the English sections, we have had 5 or 6 throughout the terms. Read more

November 2016

Janet and I have just arrived back in the States after a special 11-day trip to Cameroon. This was for the Dedication or Launching of the complete Bible in Lamnso', the dialect in which we've been working for the last 35+ years. That language, the largest among 253 in the country, is the reason we moved to Nso' in 1981 ; we wanted to work in a native tongue where we could spend many years. The serendipity came with a wonderful climate and the two best hospitals in the country in our city.

Paul Kee with Lamnso Full Bible TranslationI got involved at the end of the translation of the Lamnso' New Testament in 1981, before it came out in 1990. When the Old Testament part started in 1996, I was right in the middle of it. I paid the rent on the Bible Translation Center for 16 years, and now the Lamnso' Literacy Center for three. Seventeen years ago I placed four translators, our Bible School graduates, on the 12-man translation team. We also financed a revision of the New Testament. For the last three years I have been in charge of the preparations for the Dedication, with 110 grass-roots workers getting ready with us. There were 5,200 meals cooked and 5,400 bottles of soda and water, plus lots of logistics, with hundreds helping. Read more

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Cameroon Children

July 2016

I have arrived in the States TODAY, to begin another saga of traveling, reporting, and raising funds. This intense part of the work carries two big benefits: One is getting to see so many of our brothers, sisters, friends, and loved ones, people we have known for many years. It is truly a blessing to visit with those who have supported us and prayed for us for a long time. Another benefit is, I get to Fish! That is the one American activity I really miss when I am in Africa. So please get your ponds ready for me; I will have my license, and· my equipmenris always in the car! Seriously, we will be starting out on 2nd September and will already be in 10 different states, just in the first month! So we will be busy, flying, driving, reporting, and visiting with brothers and sisters. We hope you are along our trail, and that we will have a chance to see you also. Read more