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EECMY Bible Translation and Language Development

EECMY Bible Translation and Language Development

The Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus (EECMY) continues to see tremendous growth, due in large part to an emphasis on Bible translation. But with new and proposed projects spread across the country - many in remote areas - there is need for greater...

Fakki Literacy

Fakki Literacy

The Fakki New Testament has been available for over ten years. Despite the joy with which it was received, crates of the New Testament sit unopened. Most Fakki are unable to read and are hesitant to openly show signs of their faith in an area that is sometimes hostile...

Kissi Literacy and Scripture Engagement

Kissi Literacy and Scripture Engagement

Southwest EthiopiaBible Translation Coordination OfficeBorn into a family of farmers in Konosu, Esther Bundor had no opportunity for formal education. She later married a farmer, and the expectation was that she stay at home to care for her family. At times she felt...

Kono Literacy and Scripture Engagement

Kono Literacy and Scripture Engagement

Southwest EthiopiaBible Translation Coordination OfficeMrs. Jembwe and her family were Muslim. They found it difficult to observe prayer five times a day as required. They did not have the time to devote to the rituals involved nor did they understand the meaning of...

Krio Literacy and Scripture Engagement

Krio Literacy and Scripture Engagement

Southwest EthiopiaBible Translation Coordination OfficePastor Sanu had always been eager to learn, but financial constraints prevented him from attending school. Then he received literacy training through The Institute of Sierra Leonean Languages (TISLL) and qualified...

Limba Literacy and Scripture Engagement

Limba Literacy and Scripture Engagement

Southwest EthiopiaBible Translation Coordination OfficeYealie Kamara lives in Konta village in Sierra Leone. One of 18 children, she was forced to leave school because her family could not afford to pay the fees. Her desire for education remained with her into...

Loko Literacy and Scripture Engagement

Loko Literacy and Scripture Engagement

Though the Loko New Testament has been available since 1983, many people remain illiterate. They are unable to read the Bible with understanding despite the number of churches around them. Literacy and Scripture engagement programs will encourage people to interact...

NOLA* Expansion

NOLA* Expansion

Southwest EthiopiaBible Translation Coordination OfficeNOLA expansion is a multi-faceted project that includes linguistic and sociolinguistic research in two largely unreached minority language communities in Southeast Asia. Neither language has a written format....

Obe Language Development and Bible Translation

Obe Language Development and Bible Translation

The Obe people of northeast Cross River State in Nigeria received the print and audio version of the Gospel of Luke in 2018. "They were excited to receive God's Word in their language," said Rev. Linus Otronyi. Rev. Otronyi mentors and encourages several language...

Themne Literacy and Scripture Engagement

Themne Literacy and Scripture Engagement

The Themne New Testament has been available for a number of years. Because of low literacy rates, many people showed limited interest in Scripture.  Lutheran Bible Translators' missionaries who have served as translation and Scripture engagement advisors among the...