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 participation in the Church.
The EECMY developed a 10-year strategic plan integrating Bible translation, outreach, and discipleship. Coordination, supervision, and support for language programs and personnel are needed as new projects spread across the country. Supervisors and advisors will require training, office space, office equipment, and a reliable vehicle for travel to remote locations. The EECMY translation coordination office in Addis Ababa will oversea all translation staff. More people will be reached through Scripture as the EECMY coordinates translation efforts.
Increase professional staff and centralize supervision of all translation programs to ensure accuracy and quality.
Develop 10-year translation strategy.
Professional staff following detailed protocols produce accurate translations.
Translated Scripture clearly communicates God’s Word, impacting lives and growing the Church.
Pray that more Ethiopians come to faith as they receive Scripture in their languages.
Pray that new translation staff can effectively administer projects in multiple locations.
Pray for wisdom as the EECMY develops a long-term translation strategy.
Translation of the Bible into local languages is one of the major strategies of the EECMY’s mission outreach. A revamped centralized translation initiative will impact Ethiopian language communities for generations to come.
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