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Courageous Missionary To Papua New Guinea Remembered

by | Thu, Sep 2 2021

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Few people will have heard of Marilyn Laszlo who died this month aged 88.

But the former farm girl from Indiana is considered a giant in spreading the Gospel.

The missionary and Bible translator is renowned for her bold faith and powerful storytelling.

Marilyn spent 24 years in a Papua New Guinea village formulating a written language and translating the Bible for the once unreachable Sepik Iwam people.

She had no fear living in remote jungles among tribes that were once headhunters.

The missionary always said the safest place in the whole world is at the center of God’s will.

Village leaders launched a 5-day mourning ritual called a ‘house cry’ in her honour.

They covered themselves in mud while grieving and planning commemorations for the woman who changed their community forever.