Northern Luzon Video Ministry
Language: Ayangan and other Ifugao languages
Population Statistics: 13,000
Partner: Association of Ifugao Bible Churches
Location: Sanafe, Philippines
Field Director: Anita Laya
Studio Staff: Delores Punghan, Ardo Punghan, Daniel Ngitz, David Punghan
This partnership began in 2013. It is significant for many reasons, but mainly because it was the first PV partnership in the Philippines, where founder Don Leonard first pioneered vernacular video. Anita Laya is a veteran SIL mother tongue translator who helped to translate the Bible into Ayangan language. The studio staff travel significant distances to volunteer with productions. The NLVM team has dubbed several Gospel video and more recently completed their first original short film. Evangelists hike for days carrying projectors, speakers, and diesel generators to show gospel films.
Project Video has helped to develop a fish farm as a project to sustain the ministry.
To give online to #39 – NLVM Cameras, simple write #39 as the designated PV package during the paypal donation process.
Instructions For Offline Giving
To send in a check, please make it out to ‘Project Video Inc.’ and post it to:
Project Video, Inc.
PO Box 241221
St Paul, MN 55124
If you would like your donation designated towards a specific package or cause, please attach a separate note with your check.
Ifugao People Profile
The Northern Luzon area consists of mountainous terrain holding many small language groups. The Ayangan are one of the Ifugao languages. To the lowlanders they may be called the Igorot. Most of the Ifugao are subsistence farmers who survive by building rice terraces on the mountainsides, of which the Banaue Rice Terraces are the most famous. Traditionally they worship many deities, particularly ancestral spirits, and sacrifice to them. Family is extremely important to the Ifugao with kinship being the center of their social organization. A common parting gift for guests is a ceremonial broom.