Alan Hood
A Thousand Words

Really on the Edge

Travelling Word Alive teams are familiar with bad roads, but few are as treacherous as this one in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. A 60-km journey from the northeastern hub of Isiro to the remote village of Rungu took the team 5 ½ hours.

Large trucks shaped a road that was too high-centred for the team’s Toyota to traverse in this particular section, so the local driver, who makes the trip regularly, followed a thin path about 15 feet above the road. Thankfully, the team finished the journey safely. 

Prayers by Word Alive readers are truly valued. Writers and photographers need the Lord’s protective hand when travelling to some of the planet’s most remote locations, gathering stories and photos that show how God is using Bible translation and related tasks (such as trauma healing, featured in this issue).

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