“If the New Testament had not been translated into our language, people would still say that Christianity is for white people,” explained one young man. “Now we can hear and read and understand God’s Word in Komba.”
Until the completion of the Komba New Testament in 2014, the Komba people of northern Ghana were greatly influenced by traditional religious beliefs. Since then, the New Testament has reached families, churches and communities through written and audio formats as well as a Scripture app. They come together to learn more about God—young and old, in villages and on their farms—looking to Scripture for guidance to resolve issues and uncertainties.
But the New Testament is only part of the story. Church leaders look forward to the day when the Old Testament will be available. Then the Komba will fully understand the scope of God’s plan, from Creation to the fulfillment of the Messianic prophecies.
Drafts of several Old Testament books are complete as well as portions of many more.
Draft 2 Samuel, Lamentations and Jeremiah.
Team check Nehemiah, Chronicles, Kings, 1 Samuel, Esther and Ezra.
Written and audio Scripture effectively meets the need to reach people in a variety of locales and life circumstances.
People look for Biblical solutions to problems and issues.
Pray for good health and reduced stress for translation team members.
Give thanks for the progress so far and the enthusiasm the team has for the work.
Pray that the Komba people will continue to look to God's Word to guide their daily lives.
God’s Word is already impacting the Komba community through the New Testament. Pastors and church leaders are now eagerly waiting for the Old Testament to be completed so their people can learn the full story of God’s plan for His people.
Bible translation costs vary based on the project. Operating expenses can vary in different parts of the world and for different portions of Scripture. Put God’s Word in their hands!
AVERAGE COST FOR TRANSLATION
$35 translates a verse of Scripture
$1,000 translates an average chapter
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