Financial constraints prevented Pastor Sanu from attending school. Literacy training received through The Institute for Sierra Leonean Languages (TISLL) qualified him to teach Krio at the village junior secondary school. “My wife and several church members can now read the Krio Bible!”

Bible translation in local languages is pivotal if people are to engage in the Word of God. Many are eager to grasp God’s Word better, but low literacy rates among the Krio people prevent them from reading Scripture. The Krio Literacy and Scripture Engagement Program transforms people’s lives through literacy and the ability to read God’s Word in a language they understand.


Conduct a workshop to train 15 new Faith Comes By Hearing and Scripture Listening group leaders to establish new Scripture engagement listening groups. 

Print and distribute the newly developed literacy materials for Krio literacy classes. 


Local language communities value literacy and the changes it can bring to their lives. 

A more literate people better understand God’s Word. 


Pray for blessings and guidance for the project and its partners.

Pray for the development and printing of Krio literacy materials. Pray that these materials inspire people to learn to read and write their own language.

Pray for the language coordinator, literacy teachers, and the Krio language committee as they implement new literacy activities in the community.

Help bring the Krio language community deeper access to Scripture in the language that speaks most deeply to their hearts. Increased literacy can give them the tools they need for personal spiritual enrichment as well as effective outreach to their people.  

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