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Bible Printing and Distribution

Bible Printing and Distribution

There are 20 million Bibles sold in the U.S. each year. Hundreds of versions are available. Studies show that nine out of 10 households have at least one Bible. Many own three or more. We often take this abundance of Bibles—an abundance of printed materials in...

Department of Bible Translation and Literacy – DTA EELC

Department of Bible Translation and Literacy – DTA EELC

Southwest Ethiopia Bible Translation Coordination Office The Department of Bible Translation (DTA) in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Cameroon (EELC) coordinates communications, capacity building, follow-up and decision making for Bible translation, literacy and...

International Development Fund

International Development Fund

It is vital for churches in a language community to carry out further translation work, literacy, or other engagement with Scripture whether or not a missionary is present. To ensure this, it is crucial to invest in local partners and their physical infrastructure....

Liberia Translation and Literacy Organization

Liberia Translation and Literacy Organization

Southwest Ethiopia Bible Translation Coordination Office The Liberia Translation and Literacy Organization (LIBTRALO) was established to support Bible translation, literacy, Scripture use, and multilingual education programs for language communities in Liberia. The...

MYSAT landing page

MYSAT landing page

Southwest EthiopiaBible Translation Coordination OfficeBuilding the FutureBe part of the largest and fastest growing Lutheran movement in the world- the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus. 40,000 new members a month since 2015! Yet today there are...

Mekane Yesus Seminary Bible Translation Training

Mekane Yesus Seminary Bible Translation Training

Southwest EthiopiaBible Translation Coordination OfficeThe Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus is the largest Lutheran church body in the world. But with fifty-three of the eighty-five language communities in Ethiopia without access to Scripture in their own...

Ministry Technology Fund

Ministry Technology Fund

Southwest EthiopiaBible Translation Coordination OfficeThe typewriter was state-of-the-art when Lutheran Bible Translators was established in 1964, but its effectiveness as a Bible translation tool left something to be desired.   Every time a word was changed to...

Ministry Vehicle Fund

Ministry Vehicle Fund

Rev. Linus Otronyi—one of many partners serving with Lutheran Bible Translators (LBT) overseas—drives long distances as he works with over 20 language groups who are at various stages of translation, language development, and non-print media production. He lives and...

New Mission Exploration Fund

New Mission Exploration Fund

“Come help us with Bible translation!” It’s a plea heard by Lutheran Bible Translators (LBT) over and over. People want to have God’s Word in their languages, but need the expertise offered by a professional translation organization to make it a reality. Bible...

New Missionary Training

New Missionary Training

Language is the primary means by which we communicate with one another. It also reflects how we perceive ourselves and the world around us. Language is affected by the prevailing standards found within a culture, making each of the world's over 7,000 languages...

Scholarship Fund

Scholarship Fund

In the recent past, lack of educational opportunities and infrastructure made it difficult for indigenous people to gain the skills they needed to maintain their own translation programs. Mission organizations sent translation and literacy workers trained in the U.S....

The Institute for Sierra Leonean Languages (TISLL)

The Institute for Sierra Leonean Languages (TISLL)

Southwest EthiopiaBible Translation Coordination OfficeEstablished in 1974, The Institute for Sierra Leonean Languages (TISLL) encourages and promotes the teaching of indigenous languages in religious institutions, schools and communities. TISLL has been instrumental...