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Assyrian Full Bible Translation

Assyrian Full Bible Translation

Southwest Ethiopia Bible Translation Coordination Office Assyrian Christians have suffered genocide and persecution, which has led to a diaspora around the world. Assyrian Christians in the Middle East have learned Arabic as a national language, but it is not used...

Bandi Old Testament Translation

Bandi Old Testament Translation

Bandi speakers need the full Bible. The New Testament is available, but that is only half of the Bible - only half the story of God's Word.  People cannot understand the New Testament fully without the books of the Old Testament in their language. They are using the...

Bokyi Literacy and Scripture Engagement

Bokyi Literacy and Scripture Engagement

Bible translation began among the Bokyi people of Nigeria in the 1960s. By 1985 the complete Bible had been published along with a variety of literacy materials. But little effort was made to encourage their use. A revitalized language committee began serious efforts...

Dan Old Testament Translation

Dan Old Testament Translation

Southwest EthiopiaBible Translation Coordination OfficeIn 2005, a Dan speaker in Liberia began praying for the resumption of the translation process that had been interrupted by 14 years of civil war. Though the New Testament that had been completed in 1981 was out of...

Dhirayta Old Testament Translation

Dhirayta Old Testament Translation

Southwest Ethiopia Bible Translation Coordination Office Dhirayta speakers in Ethiopia will soon have the New Testament in their language. A limited number of copies of Genesis, Ruth, and Jonah are also available. But much work remains to be done to complete the Old...

Gokana Bible Translation

Gokana Bible Translation

Southwest EthiopiaBible Translation Coordination OfficeA group of Gokana pastors recognized the need for translation over 30 years ago, resulting in the publication of the Gokana New Testament and other Bible materials. But a complete Bible is necessary if people are...

Grebo Language Development

Grebo Language Development

Southwest EthiopiaBible Translation Coordination OfficeThe New Testament published in the Northern Grebo dialect of Liberia does not communicate God’s Word clearly to those living in the southeastern region of the country. Lack of Scripture materials hampers efforts...

Ipili Bible Translation

Ipili Bible Translation

"People enjoy listening to the Ipili New Testament, but now they want more." Pastor Mandita Kunama is helping translate the Old Testament for his people. He makes periodic visits to Ipili villages so Ipili speakers can review and give feedback on translated Scripture...

Kerewe Bible Translation

Kerewe Bible Translation

Southwest EthiopiaBible Translation Coordination OfficeAs Rev. Andrew Petro Gulle, bishop of the East of Lake Victoria Diocese (ELVD) of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania (ELCT) explains, "Evangelism is priority number one. We have a motto from Luke 5:4,...

Khwedam Bible Translation

Khwedam Bible Translation

Southwest EthiopiaBible Translation Coordination OfficeThe Khwe people of Botswana – speakers of Khwedam, a ‘click’ language - live in the remote northern part of the country. They have been marginalized because of their small numbers and minority status....

Komba Old Testament Translation

Komba Old Testament Translation

“If the New Testament had not been translated into our language, people would still say that Christianity is for white people,” explained one young man. “Now we can hear and read and understand God’s Word in Komba.”  Until the completion of the Komba New Testament in...

Kukele Language Development and Bible Translation

Kukele Language Development and Bible Translation

The Kukele language committee in Nigeria wants to do more than give people access to God’s Word. They want to see that God’s Word has impact and is transforming lives. The Kukele New Testament was completed in 1979. Today, a dynamic literacy and Scripture engagement...

Maan Bible Translation

Maan Bible Translation

Southwest EthiopiaBible Translation Coordination Office“I believe that nothing – absolutely nothing – but faith and total trust in the atonement in Christ’s death and redeeming blood gives us right standing with God.”  Mrs. Gbeoh grew up in a culture where animism is...

Mende Literacy and Scripture Engagement

Mende Literacy and Scripture Engagement

Southwest Ethiopia Bible Translation Coordination Office ​The Mende literacy program will fulfill the desire of Mende speakers to develop reading and writing skills in their own language. Teachers raised up from within the community will lead workshops, seminars, and...

Mende Old Testament Translation

Mende Old Testament Translation

Southwest EthiopiaBible Translation Coordination OfficeCandles were very expensive in Sierra Leone. But the fear of demons and spirits prompted people to burn them at night for protection. The Mende people lived in the darkness caused by such fear until the New...