There's a phrase in Haitian Creole...kraze tonel. A tonel is a temporary coconut branch structure that folks set up for special occasions. You can't stand around in the sun here in Haiti...it's too hot. So if there are going to be folks hanging out somewhere, you build a tonel. They'll do it for weddings, funerals, parties, etc.
Kraze means tear down or break up. After any big event, there comes the moment when you are done. People are gone and it is over. That's when you kraze tonel.
Well, for the last three months I've been translating teaching materials for Christian Aid Ministries. It's been a lot of work...45 lessons. Finally, just a day or two late, I sent out my final chapter. Then it was time to kraze tonel. The event was finished.
I thank God for the chance to do translation. I pray that the documents (being used even this morning as I type these words) will be a blessing to those who use them to study God's Word.
Missionary in Haiti.