You can support a small number of passionate Bali and Mba speaking Christians in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, as they act as ambassadors of Christ in their communities and renounce traditional occult practices.
Believers in both language communities are eager to have the Bible or, at least the New Testament, translated into their mother tongue and available in written and oral form.
But physical, educational and spiritual poverty bind them. With your help, they will build strong Christian communities, overcome poverty with literacy, and preserve their rich culture for future generations.
YOUR PARTNERSHIP IS KEY You can help make an impact for eternity among the Bali and Mba people.
Your financial gifts will enable project staff to:
– Actively promote the work of Bible translation to help engage churches and communities in the process
– Translate the Scriptures
– Share the gospel through media such as the “JESUS” film in local languages
– Encourage and equip local people involved as they take pride in their heritage
– Lay the foundation for a full-fledged Bible translation program in future phases, as translators gain linguistic skills and grow in their passion for the work.
PROGRESS SO FAR
1. Draft translations of first 18 chapters of Luke in Mba checked by a translation consultant.
2. Draft translations completed for Luke 18-24
3. Held mobilization meetings and established language sub-committees in four Bali villages.
4. In some Bali villages cleared land to begin growing coffee and cocoa in support of Bible translation.
PRAYER POINTS: Praise God that the Mba book of Luke was consultant-checked and typeset. Pray that the publication and distribution of it would go smoothly. Pray that as people read and hear the Mba Scriptures, they will be encouraged, convicted and grow in their walk with the Lord.
– Visit the project periodically to monitor progress, address challenges and help ensure good stewardship of resources
– Send you regular updates to keep you informed of progress, financial need and prayer requests
– Send you an annual tax receipt for your donations
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