Hello! We (Matt and Christy Taylor) would like to introduce you to Grace Muransi. Grace is the daughter of our main co-translator, Muransi, who has worked with us for over ten years to translate the Bible into his own language, Nukna, in Papua New Guinea
She just completed grade 12 and now has the opportunity to attend Pacific Adventist University to train to become a secondary school teacher. She has already been accepted, but her family lacks the necessary funds to send her.
Grace would be the first woman from among the Nukna people group in the Morobe Province to ever attend university, and she would also be just the third Nukna person overall. Wouldn't it be amazing if we could help Grace become the first Nukna woman to ever pursue a higher education? Her education will not only benefit herself and her family, but also her entire people group.
Her father, Muransi, has been an integral part of the Nukna Bible translation team for many years, and by giving so much of his time and skills to this project, he has given up the chance to grow and sell coffee and other cash crops to earn extra money for his family, or to pay for his daughter's education. We want to honor Muransi's sacrifice to bring God's word to his own people, by helping him send his daughter to university.
Would you consider helping us to achieve this goal?
Pacific Adventist University (PAU) is a premier Christian institution of higher learning and research in the Pacific. Check it out at http://www.pau.ac.pg/. We called the university and they confirmed that Grace's application has been accepted; they are just waiting for the tuition to be paid. New Student Orientation begins on February 12th, less than two weeks from now. Could you help meet this need in time for Grace to attend PAU for the 2018 school year (the school year runs from February to December in Papua New Guinea, because we're south of the equator)?
Our current goal is to raise $5,575 to send Grace for the first year of her degree program. In all, she hopes to attend for the four years necessary to graduate. If anything is raised beyond the current one-year goal, the extra will be applied to her second-year tuition costs.
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