DOUGLASSVILLE PA – John and Bonnie Nystrom, who as missionaries worked with the Arop people of Papua New Guinea and chronicled the restoration of their island village following its destruction during a 1998 tsunami, will be featured speakers Sunday (Feb. 10, 2013) at 7 p.m. in Hope United Methodist Church, 117 N. Monocacy Creek Rd. The event is free and open to the public.
The Nystroms wrote about their experiences in a new book, “Sleeping Coconuts.” It has received favorable national media coverage from the Fox News Channel, CNN.com, and The Tampa Tribune.
The couple has served as linguists for Wycliffe Bible Translators for more than 25 years. Their story is described by promoters as one of tragedy, teamwork, transformation, “and the incredible way that God used a tsunami to change the face of Bible translation in Papua New Guinea.” Their presentation is part of the church’s “Missions of Hope” discussion series.