Standing with Fellow Believers

Spring 2021

New partnerships and opportunities are underway! Lutheran Bible Translators is honored to partner with two minority language communities in Asia, largely unreached with the Gospel.

Christians in the region face persecution and threats. Yet, small groups of believers are hungry for the Word. They seek ways to share their faith.

Neither language has a writing system. Project leaders have placed a high priority on studying the language to develop an orthography. The team will adapt Scripture engagement materials, like Christian songs or oral Bible stories, to build excitement in the community.

The Holy Spirit has been at work! Minority language communities throughout Asia are being transformed by God’s Word, literacy programs and Sunday school materials. Our prayer is that He will work in and through these two new partnerships in the same way!

In Hebrews 10, God commends His Church for standing with those who are suffering for the sake of the Gospel. In your prayers, you stand with believers in Asia. In your gifts, you support new Christ-followers. In your desire to put God’s Word in their hands, you join with the great multitude praising God for His goodness.

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If you would like to see Messenger as a printable PDF, click on this link to get the PDF: Messenger Spring 2021.

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