Nyindrou Advance

JULY 2015 UPDATE

Nyindrou Advance is an ongoing funding initiative that was first initiated in 2010. The Nyindrou Advance has been very successful in assisting the work of Bible translation in the Nyindrou and other language areas of Manus Province PNG. See what the Nyindrou Advance has already accomplished below. The Nyindrou Advance has current funding needs! It is designed to enable and equip Nyindrou Bible translation workers to meet the following objectives:

How you can help:

Contributions should be made payable to: "Wycliffe Bible Translators" with a separate note designating the gift for: "For the Nyindrou Advance Project - PNG Account #837753" Send Donations for the Nyindrou Advance to:

Wycliffe Bible Translators
PO Box 628200
Orlando FL 32862-8200

If you have questions contact Bill and Lenore Martin.

Current Funding Needs in the Nyindrou Advance Project:

1. Satellite Internet Access at a central location for communications between Manus translation teams and remote advisors and consultants. Note: As of July 2015 we are still researching the best options for satellite Internet access, drawing on the experience of other cluster translation programs working in the PNG region. Hence, the following are rough estimates which we will update as we learn more:

Satellite Equipment
Internet connection voice/data fees
Installation and maintenance costs
Shipping, Duty and VAT costs to Manus Island, PNG.
Total Cost: Estimated ~$3,000 initial equipment/setup and $200/month connection fees.

How you can help meet this need.

2. Boat Fuel for Bible Translation. This is an ongoing funding need.
Provide outboard motor fuel for national translator Charles Kowak and those he mentors to make regular visits to remote locations around Manus Island. They provide training, supervision and encouragement for those nationals using Adapt It and Paratext in their Scripture translation and Scripture use activities. They also show the popular Luke video in the villages of Manus Island.

Fuel for two round trips (29.5 gallons) by boat per month to language areas outside the Nyindrou area where national translators are working in order to provide training, coordination and encouragement
Fuel for one round trip (10.5 gallons) by boat per month to show the Luke video, train pastors in Scripture Use, and conduct HIV/AIDS awareness
Fuel for one round trip (16.8 gallons) by boat every other month to transport of two 200 liter fuel drums to the Nyindrou area
Petrol is sold in 200 liter drums and each drum must be mixed with 4 liters of 2-cycle oil (50 to 1 ratio).
Regular Maintenance for existing boat and outboard motor (gear oil change, spark plug change, propeller replacement).
Cost: ~$450 per month.

How you can help meet this need.

What the Nyindrou Advance has already accomplished. Our thanks to Donors to the Nyindrou Advance Project who have already provided the following over the past 4 years:

1. Luke Video Upgrade. FULLY FUNDED AS OF JUNE 2010 (and Projector replacement in 2012)
Upgrades existing worn out equipment
- for showing the Nyindrou Gospel of Luke in Manus Island villages.

Video Projector 2,000 lumen
Speaker and speaker case
DVD player with SD slot
Audio mixer with 4 inputs
Amplifier with 4 speaker hookups
Honda EU2000i 2000 watt portable generator
Shipping, Duty and VAT costs to Manus Island, PNG.
Total Cost: ~$7,000.

The above video equipment was purchased from Renew: Reaching the Remote. For pictures and more detailed information see:
http://www.renewoutreach.com/equipment/ and
http://powerequipment.honda.com/generators/models/eu2000i
 

2. Computers and Solar Power Equipment. FULLY FUNDED AS OF OCTOBER 2013
These are low-power computers that can work on modest solar chargers.  (see the old kit here)

14 Low-power Lenovo x130e and x131e Laptop/Netbook computers (from USA - custom version of Linux Mint with translation software and resources pre-installed)
12 Solar Panel Rechargers (4 rigid 75 watt and 8 flexible 68 watt - from the USA)
12 Lithium (LFP) Batteries (Australia) and matching Genasun GV-5 Regulators (USA)
12 Solar Regulator/Power wiring boards and wiring (custom made in PNG)
Shipping, Duty and VAT costs to Manus Island, PNG.
Total Cost ~$18,000.

Computer and solar equipment models are constantly changing and several different suppliers were used. The above equipment was selected from sources such as the following (examples only):
http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/thinkpad/x-series/x131e-amd/
http://genasun.com/all-products/solar-charge-controllers/for-lithium/gv-5-li-lithium-5a-solar-charge-controller/
http://www.ev-power.com.au/-EV-Powerpak-Custom-LFP-Batteries-.html
 

3. Printing Supplies. FULLY FUNDED AS OF OCTOBER 2013
Provide laser printer printing and supplies for three years - for Scripture drafts and Scripture use materials
.

4 Toner cartridges for laser printers
2 Black and white laser printers
Shipping, Duty and VAT costs to Manus Island, PNG.
Cost ~$800.

Samsung laser printers were chosen for compatibility with existing printers and toner supplies. The Samsung ML models are constantly changing. The above equipment was selected from sources such as the following (example only):
http://www.samsung.com/us/support/owners/product/ML-2525/XAA

4. Boat Fuel for Bible Translation. PARTIALLY FUNDED FOR 2010 - 2015
Provided outboard motor fuel for national translator Charles Kowak to make regular visits to remote locations around Manus Island as he provided training, supervision and encouragement for those nationals using Adapt It, conducted Scripture Use training, and to showed the popular Luke video in the villages of Manus Island.

Fuel for two round trips (29.5 gallons) by boat per month to language areas outside the Nyindrou area where national translators are working in order to provide training, coordination and encouragement
Fuel for one round trip (10.5 gallons) by boat per month to show the Luke video, train pastors in Scripture Use, and conduct HIV/AIDS awareness
Fuel for one round trip (16.8 gallons) by boat every other month to transport of two 200 liter fuel drums to the Nyindrou area
Petrol is sold in 200 liter drums and each drum must be mixed with 4 liters of 2-cycle oil (50 to 1 ratio).
Regular Maintenance for existing boat and outboard motor (gear oil change, spark plug change, propeller replacement).
Cost: ~$450 per month (average funds received have been ~$320 per month).

Fuel and 2-cycle oil is very expensive. It varies from $10 to $12 per gallon, but boat travel is the only option for transportation since there are no roads or airstrips to the Nyindrou area of Manus Island. See map at:
    http://www.martintribe.org/billandlenore/manuslm.htm

5. Air Fares to PNG for Bill & Lenore Martin (planned for August - September 2016). PARTIALLY FUNDED
Provide the cost of round trip travel between the USA and PNG. Bill and Lenore will help with the training of Manus national translators, and help in the setup and use of the Adapt It software, Paratext software, and Translation Kits.

Round trip fares for two between Dallas-Fort Worth and Ukarumpa PNG
Round trip fares for one between Ukarumpa and Manus Island PNG
Total Cost: $8,000.
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