National Training Event (NTE) is a nationwide event for Christian university students to attend Bible talks, make friends, and learn more about potential cross-cultural opportunities.
Wycliffe Australia has maintained a good relationship and long-running presence at the event, holding elaborate and interactive stalls in the main area for mission organisations called the ‘Act Now’ arena. In 2022, the theme for NTE was ‘Identity: Made for More’. The Wycliffe stand included interactive items that tied in with the theme, including a selfie frame with hashtags about Wycliffe Australia.
Wycliffe’s country of focus was Vanuatu, with the area transformed to resemble a tropical oasis. Ross and Lyndal Webb were two of the eight people representing Wycliffe. Their experience as translation consultants in Vanuatu provided opportunities to interact with Ni-Vanuatu words and phrases.
Ross shares: Having had opportunities to meet many university students during the year at various conferences, it was great to see them again and have the chance to continue the ‘translation conversation’ as they briefly entered the Wycliffe world.