“Reading the Bible in my language was like drinking water on a very hot day,” says Ester, one of 22 national translators who attended a MAST translation workshop in Oaxaca, Mexico.Read the rest!
Scripture Reading: 1 Peter 4:1-10
“The end of all things is near. Therefore be alert and of sober mind so that you may pray . . . Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” 1 Peter 4:7,10Read the rest!
Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes,
you may be able to stand your ground,
and after you have done everything, to stand.
Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist,
with the breastplate of righteousness in place,
and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.
In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith,
with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.
Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
Ephesians 6: 13-17 (NIV)
Ninety-three-year-old U Lung had prayed for this day. For years and years he longed to have the Bible in Khu, his native language (name changed for security purposes). He had begun to think it might not happen in his lifetime. But God answers prayer, and on this day his people were gathering to dedicate their very own Khu New Testament.Read the rest!
After a decade of conflict and complications, a pastor in Cameroon enlisted MAST to finally bring God’s Word to his people.
The road to the translated Scriptures in the Babanki language has been a bumpy one. Community leaders first began the project in 2007, employing traditional Bible translation methods. But it was clear from the beginning that the Enemy was at work.
First, internal conflicts drove wedges between the very people who had committed to the translation. Sadly, things got so bad that the project was suspended for almost a year. Then, just as the translation was getting back on track, the project leader and all of the translators passed away within a matter of months.Read the rest!