Investment in local partners and their physical infrastructure is crucial if a language community is to carry out the vital efforts of translation and literacy. These are more than buildings. They are mission outposts from which qualified and trained church leaders, evangelists, teachers, and leaders can be deployed. These local people, prepared for the task, can share God’s Word in their heart languages and help the church and community to immerse more into the Scriptures. 

Development and improvement of infrastructure in Southeast Asia, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, and Tanzania over the next several years will strengthen heart language Bible translation and Gospel proclamation. 


Provide secure premises where partners can meet, learn and create Bible and Bible based materials.

Ensure that the Gospel will continue to spread into the future.


Local language communities are actively promoting translation and Scripture engagement projects.

Partners work with greater efficiency when reliable technology and communication is available.


Pray that partners receive needed training and equipment.

Pray that language communities are motivated to participate in translation and other church activities.

Pray for productive relationships between Lutheran Bible Translators and its many partners.

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