Press Release: February 20, 2024

Training in Kenya

Members of the Lutheran Bible Translators team are in Kenya this week for the Africa Scripture Engagement Conference and a training in Rev79.

Technology is an integral component of the Bible translation movement. Having the right tools and training increases the efficiency and effectiveness of Bible translation teams as they push their projects forward. Lutheran Bible Translator’s missionaries regularly consult and provide local teams with training using Paratext, which is a translation software created by Bible translators for Bible translators and supports translation efforts by providing, “consistent and accurate translation based on original texts.”

Rev79 is a globally accessible, real-time project management app that integrates with Paratext. Implementing Rev79:

  • supports good stewardship of time and resources, and collaboration in the Bible Translation and Literacy Development movements
  • improves project management by facilitating the planning, implementing, and tracking of goals towards desired outcomes
  • improves project visibility across the organization or partnership network
  • enables strategic collaboration by creating a secure data sharing environment to support networks and conversations

A testimony from a local leader in Africa (posted on the page) reads, “Rev79 has helped us make SMART goals and clarify what we want to measure in terms of impact. The real beneficiaries are the implementers because it helps us to achieve our strategic objectives and plan and monitor not only our translation goals but also our church engagement goals.” (

Utilizing tools like Rev79 supports Lutheran Bible Translators’ missiological imperative of Data Informed Decision making. Lutheran Bible Translators has committed to make data-informed decisions in resource mobilization and mission implementation strategy.

Your generosity allows our missionaries and local leaders to receive not only the tools they need but also the training to utilize those tools well. Visit to learn more about how you can help push the Bible translation movement forward.

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