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The O riginal S ahara P roject Team Early 1970s Isaiah 30:21 And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it. Dr. Dan Truax – 80th Birthday, October 2007 Tabernacle Baptist Church, Greenville, SC Terry and Patsy Arp volunteered and served as mission- aries for the Sahara Project. They, along with Larry and Charlotte Sims, arrived in the country in the early 1970s and worked with the nomadic people of the desert. They were soon followed by others, including David and Donna Edens. Some of the missionaries were based in Agades. From there they could reach out to the thousands of nomadic people within reach of the city. David Edens, a linguist, had a goal of translating the Bible into Tamachec, which is a difficult desert language. (see article on page five.) The Sahara Project brought on board other young couples including Ron and Donna Bragg, J. B. and Linda Godfrey, Swante and Linda Lindquist and Walter and Carmel Amos. These couples set up ministries in Senegal, a country bordering the great desert. Senegal was a Moslem stronghold. With the rising of new suns over the desert, there rises a new era of darkness, and a new generation of doomed people whose only hope is the Redeemer. Carmel and Walter Amos Donna and Ron Bragg There is no way to measure the eternal influence of the vision of Dan Truax and the work of those young couples who took up the challenge of those early years with the Sahara Project. They were beacons of light flickering in the vast dark- ness. With the rising of new suns over the desert, there rises a new era of darkness and a new generation of doomed people whose only hope is the Redeemer. Long ago Dan Truax threw out the challenge ending with “no sissies need apply.” Young couples responded and laid the foundation. Are there still young couples who will count not the cost? Dan Truax ended his remarks in a report with “The need is still great and the open doors are still wait- ing. Who will take the challenge?” J.B. and Linda Godfrey Mary and Dan Truax Terry and Patsy Arp Linda and Swante Lindquist Must I be carried to the skies On flowery beds of ease? While others fought to win the prize, And sailed through bloody seas? ­—Isaac Watts HOW YOU CAN HELP REACH THE PEOPLE OF THE SAHARA David Edens has translated first Scripture into three languages in the desert area. Funds are needed to continue the printing and distribution of these Bibles. If you would like to help, please send your gift to: The International Bible Ministry of BIMI Attention: James Ray P.O. Box 9215 • Chattanooga, Tennessee 37412 Designate your gift for the International Bible Ministry / Sahara Project. David and Donna Edens 4 • NATIONS Terry Arp with Nomads (You may use the envelope attached to this magazine.)