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 to Christians.
The local Lutheran church recognizes the importance of literacy to the spread of the Gospel. Plans are to mobilize the Fakki community, encouraging the desire to read and write through motivating literacy activities. When people understand God’s Word, faith grows and strengthens.

Literacy is also vital to socio-economic development. In addition to community transformation through the reading and comprehension of God’s Word, the goal is to lower the levels of poverty among the Fakki people. A literate people are better able to engage in revenue generating activities, benefiting everyone in the community.

Beginning stages of the literacy program include setting up a literacy office, recruiting staff, creating literacy materials, and identifying locations for literacy sites. The goal is to provide classes for as many as 525 learners. These 12-month classes will be monitored to ensure proper instruction and good progress for students.


Purchase or produce educational materials, provide teacher training, and begin literacy classes.

Reduce the level of illiteracy and poverty among the Fakki people, transforming communities through Bible study and improved language skills.


Reading and comprehending God’s Word has spiritually transformed the Fakki community.

A literate people are better able to engage in revenue generating activities, resulting in a self-sufficient literacy program and improved economic conditions.


Pray for those coordinating the development of the literacy program.

Pray that the Fakki are bold to learn to read and write their language.

Pray that sufficient educational materials are available for teachers and literacy students.

The Fakki are in need of the strength and guidance to be found in Scripture. Your gifts will help support literacy programs that will give people access to the Fakki New Testament.
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