Translators for the Ndengereko language group have completed their New Testament . . . and they’re just getting started!Swahili is more than just the mother tongue of over 98 million people. It’s also a gateway language, which means it can be easily used to translate the Bible into other languages of Africa. That’s why we’re so excited about the recent completion of our Swahili Gateway Language Project. Read the rest!
It’s a country with an absolute ban on Christianity. Yet believers are determined to meet, encourage, and build up their brothers and sisters in the Lord. Pastors are risking their lives pleading: Will you please help us translate God’s Word into the heart languages of our people?
I just counted 10 Bibles on my bookshelf. My newest favorite is on my desk to be read every morning. My dear prayer partners, I can’t imagine what it must be like for the persecuted believer, who is just trying to survive another day, to praise their Lord Jesus and share their faith again. Tears blur my vision as I think about these persecuted believers and their pastors—they ask us to pray. They plead for our help—because they need God’s Word.Read the rest!
We’ve never seen anything like it: over 400 national Bible translators, representing 10 language groups, all with one common goal of bringing God’s translated Word to their people.
The two-week MAST (Mobilizing Assistance Supporting Translation) workshop—our biggest Bible translation event ever—took place in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) earlier this year. This war-torn country has been plagued by civil violence for years. The people have suffered greatly, with countless families being forced to leave their homes and flee for safety.Read the rest!
Earlier this year, national translators concluded the second of two Bible translation workshops in the Philippines, where they completed the translation of another language's New Testament. They are thrilled to have such a treasure, and they are deeply thankful for the opportunity to be a part of bringing God’s Word to their people. Here’s what a couple of them had to share:Read the rest!
We are seeking talented writers to help tell the story of Bible translation to churches around the world. The work that God is doing, and the role that the local church can serve in that work, is a powerful message that we need to share.Read the rest!