The Christian community in Ethiopia is eager to have the Word of God translated into their languages, and they work together for the success of the translation. 

The Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus South West Synod (a locally led initiative for Bible translation) was established in 1990. The synod’s main goal is to connect people to Christ through the proclamation of the Gospel while embodying God’s love through wholistic service. 

The South West Synod and its partners strive to find ways to reach all the languages of the synod and beyond. There are six Bible translation projects in progress: Ale, Dhirayta, Hamer, Konso, Tsa’makko, and Zayse. “God’s Word is perfect, understandable, and it is clearly speaking to the hearts of many in my language,” says one translation reviewer.


Facilitating ways in which the projects get consultancy and advisory support.

Discover ways for missionary advisors to join newly started language projects.


The Word of God is becoming more available to the Tsamakko people as the Tsamakko translation continues to record the Gospels.  


Pray that translated materials will reach all the groups in each language community, especially women, youth and children.

Pray for new partners who will help the Bibleless communities to have the Bible or Scripture portions in their language.

Pray that the Bible translation teams feel encouraged and their working conditions remain peaceful.

Help language communities in Ethiopia gain access to Scripture in the language that speaks most deeply to their hearts. The Christian churches in Ethiopia anxiously await the arrival of God’s Word to give them the tools they need for personal spiritual enrichment as well as effective outreach to their people.  

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