Brian Hodgkin 1960s Home
Came to WGS after passing 13+ Lived at Rushden
Director of SIL in Papua New Guinea Branch (a partner organization of Wycliffe Bible Translators International)
Papua New Guinea honours translation workers
The Directors of Papua New Guinea (PNG) branch were honoured in PNG New Year's Honours List. Brian and Val Hodgkin from Christchurch, Nottingham, UK were appointed "Honorary Members of the Order of Logohu".
Other translation workers were also honoured in this the 50th anniversary year of work in PNG. Over 200 New Testaments have been published in that time and work continues in over 100 languages. PNG has over 800 languages.
The PNG Government established its own honours and awards system after Independence. The honours system is known as the Order of Logohu, the motuan term for the Bird of Paradise, the nation's official emblem.
Photo: Brian Hodgkin on the right.
Things to Celebrate
"Dedications are tangible evidence of progress and afford us the opportunity of celebrating the great things that are happening in this country," wrote Brian Hodgkin, director in Papua New Guinea (PNG). "We have many things to celebrate. Representatives from 19 countries are working together [in PNG] on more than 200 language programs; 150 language communities can read the Scriptures in their own language." Praise God for progress in PNG. Pray the people will read and obey God's Word.