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the death of a great man

November 10, 2016

It’s been a sorrowful week here. A great translator, teacher, leader, and colleague passed away at age 49. David Tago and his wife had lived in Honiara most of the time for the past few years. They worked to oversee the translation of the Old Testament into their own language. Read about his family and work here, here, and at Joanna‘s Nov 4 post.

Above: David and his youngest daughter enjoy ice cream at the end of a two-week-long workshop in July. John was able to attend that workshop with David. (photo credit: Joanna Choate)

David died late Wednesday night after a few months of illness. Our family had planned anyway to go to Honiara on Thursday for a short stay. We were glad to be able to attend the funeral service and some related events.

Above: His youngest daughter plays quietly near one of David’s teenage daughters during their father’s funeral on Friday.

Please pray for his wife and four children.


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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Grama Ruth B permalink
    November 10, 2016 7:36 am


    I will put David’s family on my prayer list.

    Love Grama Ruth

  2. Adam & Denise Albsmeyer permalink
    November 10, 2016 2:07 pm

    Thank you for sharing with us. We are so sorry for your and everyone’s loss. Praying for David’s family and his work.

  3. Willis & June Van Haaften permalink
    November 14, 2016 5:24 am

    Yes, we will pray for God’s comfort and peace for Ribeka and their four children.
    We continue to pray for your family also.

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