The Themne New Testament has been available for years. Low literacy rates keep it from being used. The Bible in Themne will not have a powerful effect without people reading and preaching from it.

Over 30 literacy classes created a definite impact. Seeing others read and write led to an increased interest in learning among the Themne and a desire to read the Bible in their language.

The Themne Literacy Committee will expand the number of classes and availability of Scripture materials. People will interact better with the Bible and understand it. Lay preachers will be able to use the Themne New Testament and future Old Testament. People will come to faith.


Develop and print teaching and learning materials to expand literacy programs.

Train group leaders to properly handle the various literacy and Scripture Engagement groups.


Churches are incorporating literacy programs in their church activities.

An increasing number of Themne people are interacting with God’s Word.


Pray for those planning, implementing and supervising new and existing literacy classes.

Pray that more churches will use Themne Scripture during worship.

Pray that more Themne speakers will participate in and support the literacy program.

The Themne people are discovering the joy of having Scripture in their language. Increased literacy leads to greater understanding of God’s Word and more people coming to faith.

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