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 Scripture engagement programs. The current focus is to make God’s Word accessible to at least 12 language communities.

The DTA evaluates each program’s budget before approval and assesses financial activities. Regular meetings are held with translation project personnel. DTA staff evaluate and respond to scheduled reports from literature centers, responding to meet any needs. Technical support is available when requested.

There is growing demand for these and other services provided by the DTA. Current funding is not adequate to cover the expenses that will be incurred. Additional training will expand the skill set of DTA staff, making them more effective as they offer assistance to language projects. Translated Scripture already available in print will be circulated more widely. Phone apps and audio Scripture players will reach more people.

The work of the DTA is vital if the people of Cameroon are to grow in grace and knowledge of their Savior. The Scripture materials produced today will continue to be available for the benefit and education of generations to come.


Equip staff to better support the needs of language programs.

Scripture materials become more widely available to language communities.


A well-equipped DTA staff provides excellent, highly effective service to language programs.

People continue to come to faith as Scripture materials in their languages become accessible.


Pray that DTA staff feel energized and motivated as they administer and assist translation and Scripture engagement programs.

Pray for effective planning, safe travels, and good communication as the DTA holds various workshops for staff and language program personnel.

Pray that God's Word will continue to impact language communities through translated Scripture.

The DTA has been coordinating the work of translation and literacy within the EELC since 1979. A growing church requires greater need for the skills and services the DTA administers on behalf of language programs and the people of Cameroon.
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