Pray for:

1. Botswana

Pray for the publication and use of the Panoramic Bible in the Khwedam language community.

2. Ethiopia

Pray for the ongoing training of Bible translation students at Mekane Yesus Seminary.

3. Liberia

Pray for the Dan translation team as they continue to work towards their goal of 90% project completion by the end of 2022.

Pray for the Bible Society of Liberia as they visit the Grebo speaking communities to conduct a comprehensive survey that will suggest the appropriate translation need.

4. Nigeria

Pray for the Bokyi Language Committee as they continue to encourage more community involvement and participation in the translation work.

Pray for the Yala translation team as they work to typeset and print a trial edition of the book of Isaiah.

5. Papua New Guinea

Pray for the growing participation in the Waria Multi-Language Project as they hold workshops and training.

6. Sierra Leone

Pray for ongoing training to empower literacy coordinators for effective service.

7. United States

Pray for the International Programs Team as they gather for strategic planning and fellowship.

8. Worldwide

Praise God for the 500th anniversary celebration of Martin Luther’s New Testament into German.

Pray for the Assyrian Bible Translation Program as they continue drafting and consultant checking the Old Testament.



Lisa Beckendorf

Levi Federwitz*

Calvin Inman

Lydia Derricks*

Tilahun Mendedo

Eliana Olson*

Selah Olson*

Hannah Federwitz*

MaryJane Grulke*

Janine Pluger


Tim Beckendorf

Annaka Esala*

Elliot Derricks

*missionary kid


Carl Grulke

Berhanu Ofgaa

Mike Rodewald

Tobias Kuhn*

Emily Wilson

Janet Borchard

Michelle Miller

Ali Federwitz

Angela Tayloe

Mike Kuhn

Ken Bunge

Member Information

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Here you will also find:

• Information about the 2022 election for the Lutheran Bible Translators Board of Directors

• Details on how to request nomination and voting information for the 2022 election

• Information about the Annual General Meeting

Thank you for participating in mission through your membership.

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Be Refreshed

Experience Scripture with Living Water

Looking Back, Looking Forward

Celebrate the 500th anniversary of Luther’s NT

A Movement of the Spirit

See what God is doing in PNG

Good News in Yala

Celebrate the dedication of the NT & Psalms

Other Articles

Read more about the Bible translation story.

If you would like to see the Messenger as a printable PDF, click on this link to get the PDF: Messenger Spring 2022.

Dr. Mike Rodewald, Editor
Emily Wilson, Editorial Management
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