Author Archives: Albata

About Albata

Misi: Meningkatkan Pemahaman Alkitab. Prinsip: Doa adalah strategi kita yang utama.

What a year!

I obviously don’t visit or update this blog much anymore! This year has been well documented though. For information, visit The main event of this year was the publishing of the Plain Indonesian Translation (TSI) New Testament, which is … Continue reading

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Looking forward to 2014

Thanks for visiting this blog page! Most of my blogging efforts now are going into Albata’s web page at That web site is primarily in Indonesian, helping Indonesians obtain and use the Plain Indonesian Translation of the New Testament. … Continue reading

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Calling all friends! Phil is starting the Daily Bible Reading Podcast

Do you need encouragement to keep reading the Bible daily? Starting on January 1, Lord willing, I will start the Daily Bible Reading Podcast. I hope any friends who read this will give my podcast a try. One location where … Continue reading

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Chris Urton with the Sob in PNG

Chris Urton is our consultant for checking our Plain Indonesian translation of the Gospel of Luke. His experience translating the same book in Papua New Guinea will be invaluable as he evaluates how we have translated it, even though his … Continue reading

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Taxi Drivers: Each one with a story

In the states I have mostly lived in the mid-west. And no one in Siloam Springs takes a taxi. There isn’t even a taxi service in this town. But in Jakarta, I usually don’t wait longer than 3 minutes to … Continue reading

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Penny’s cousins go to Indonesia

I would like to invite everyone to see Penny the doll, and her web site. Penny was made by Becky Dart, who is a long-time family friend in Western New York State. When we were visiting Becky’s family last fall, … Continue reading

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From the highlands of Papua

Mike and Kay are teachers from the USA who are working as consultants training teachers and enriching the education at two schools in the highlands of Papua, Indonesia. He is teaching Bible to 3rd and 4th graders “to give a … Continue reading

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