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The Language Development and Scripture Engagement Elephant March 2, 2012

Posted by P, J, or J in Uncategorized.

You may be familiar with an old folk tale in which six blind men were asked to approach an elephant and describe what it was like. From different perspectives an elephant is like a spear, or a fan, wall, rope, tree and snake. Seeing how all the different elements combine into the full picture isn’t always easy.

Recently I’ve been involved in meetings and report writing for a comprehensive strategy. By that we don’t just mean that our vision is to see work happening in all languages that but also all the different components of language development and scripture engagement. We don’t expect to do it all ourselves, or to see it happen without a lot of help and a lot of prayer.

It’s fascinating and challenging to talk through of all the complexities as we plan around a table. But as we consider all the elephants we also regcognise  that looking at elephants from ground level can  be daunting!

…which is why taking time for reflection and planning is always important.



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