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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. People who have Scripture in a language they can understand are more likely to come to faith and maintain active...

Fakki Literacy

Fakki Literacy

Crates of the Fakki New Testament sit unopened, because most Fakki speakers are unable to read. They wait for the opportunity to become literate. The Lutheran Church of Togo recognizes the importance of literacy to spread the Gospel.  Literacy activities will engage...

Kissi Literacy and Scripture Engagement

Kissi Literacy and Scripture Engagement

Southwest EthiopiaBible Translation Coordination OfficeEsther Bundor had no opportunity for formal education. The expectation was to stay home and care for her family. She felt discouraged, even ashamed, at her lack of education.  Then a Kissi literacy class started....

Kono Literacy and Scripture Engagement

Kono Literacy and Scripture Engagement

Southwest EthiopiaBible Translation Coordination OfficeThe Jembwe family had difficulty observing the required Muslim prayers, because they didn't understand the meaning of the words. When they enrolled in a Kono literacy class, The Lord's Prayer in Kono made them...

Krio Literacy and Scripture Engagement

Krio Literacy and Scripture Engagement

Southwest EthiopiaBible Translation Coordination OfficeFinancial constraints prevented Pastor Sanu from attending school. Literacy training received through The Institute for Sierra Leonean Languages (TISLL) qualified him to teach Krio at the village junior secondary...

Kuranko Literacy and Scripture Engagement

Kuranko Literacy and Scripture Engagement

Southwest EthiopiaBible Translation Coordination OfficeIn Sierra Leone, the Kuranko Literacy and Scripture Engagement Program began in 2000. Many learned to read, some began Bible translation work, and others volunteered in Scripture engagement. But after five years,...

Limba Literacy and Scripture Engagement

Limba Literacy and Scripture Engagement

Southwest EthiopiaBible Translation Coordination OfficeThe translation of the New Testament into the Limba language allowed literate pastors to preach in their native language. Local church leaders recognize a greater need for literacy in their communities if people...

Loko Literacy and Scripture Engagement

Loko Literacy and Scripture Engagement

The Loko New Testament has been available since 1983. But many people remain illiterate, unable to read the Bible with understanding despite the number of churches around them.  Literacy and Scripture Engagement Programs encourage people to interact with God's Word...

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 years. Low literacy rates keep it from being used. The Bible in Themne will not have a powerful effect without people reading and preaching from it. Over 30 literacy classes created a definite impact. Seeing others read...