Pray for the Shekgalagari team as they work on the final stages to publish the New Testament.
Praise God for the community engagement for the Subula* translation and literacy program.
Pray for the final stages of construction for the Bible Translation Training Building on the Mekane Yesus Seminary campus.
Pray for the distribution of Old Testament books to Bandi speakers to be used by congregations.
Pray for blessings upon Rev. Linus Otronyi and Rev. Kierien Ayugha as they serve with several language communities in the Ogoja and Obudu regions.
6. Papua New Guinea
Pray for wisdom and perseverance as Mandita and Margret encourage Ipili people to use God’s Word in their own language.
7. Sierra Leone
Pray for health and safety for the Mende translators as they continue in their steadfast commitment to the project.
8. Southeast Asia
Pray that God will continue to strengthen believers as they receive Scripture Engagement materials.
Pray that God will bless the Kerewe team with understanding as they receive training in translation principles.
Pray that the Fakki are bold to learn to read and write their language.
11. United States
Pray that listeners will be enriched by the Living Water project.
Praise God for the 500th anniversary celebration of Martin Luther’s New Testament into German.
Pray for safety for Aramaic speakers still in danger from the violence of war and the prejudice of their fellow countrymen.
*Note: Specific details were intentionally omitted or changed to protect the affected language community.
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