In another update from the Rutara project, I learned that “three Rutara teachers have been holding literacy classes using materials the team had prepared last year. These include alphabet charts and copies of primer books. Now the team is following up with the students who attended those classes by integrating Scripture-use activities.”
It’s hard to imagine what it would be like as an adult to learn how to write your own language for the first time. I’ve seen the excitement a child has when they learn to read, but now imagine if we never had the English alphabet and it was being developed for the first time! It’s amazing to think people like the Rutara didn’t have an alphabet system and are learning their letters, spelling, and words for the first time! Anyone who thinks that Christianity is backwards and archaic is seriously mistaken; this is a faith that encourages education, advancement, and creativity!