The countdown to graduation has begun here in Durham! Right now, plans are being made for a celebration of God’s faithfulness to our seven graduating students. However, there is another recent graduation that we are thrilled to share with you.

In 2012, Seth and Rochelle Callahan completed the training here in Durham and headed to Papua New Guinea to work in the Iski people group. Recently, they shared about an exciting graduation ceremony of their own as the first-ever Iski literacy class graduated its first students!

“That’s right, for the first time in HUMAN HISTORY, a mixed group of Iski men, women, and children were able to stand up in front of a crowd of people and read stories that they had written themselves IN THEIR OWN LANGUAGE!”

Seth, Rochelle, and their teammates are getting incredibly close to beginning the chronological Bible teaching in the Iski language. They treasured the opportunity to remind the Iski people why it mattered that they learn to read their own language.

“We told them that the message that we are going to be sharing with them early next year isn’t OUR message; it’s GOD’S message. We told them that it is important that as they sit under our teaching that they be able to compare what they are hearing to what is written in the Bible.”

We here at Emanate can’t wait to be able to share future updates about God’s faithfulness and work in the lives of the Callahans, the Iski people, and the December 2016 graduating class here in Durham!

Click here to read about the rest of the Iski graduation ceremony, including a very unexpected incident!