Life Transformed through the Bible
Millions of people around the world do not have access to the Bible but long to have a copy of their own. The Bible-a-month Partnership is a commitment by the Scottish Bible Society to twelve different projects each year where Bibles or Bible-based resources reach those who need and want them.
In 2018, our Bible-a-month Partners prayed and gave generously to projects around the world. Here are some updates on just a few projects that you have helped support last year:
Thanks to your support over the past year, the Bible Society of Namibia have begun translating the Bible into the Oshikwanyama and Oshindonga languages. The translation team have finished the Gospels and are progressing with other books. An engagement workshop is planned with pastors who will help to develop Bible Study materials from the book of Mark. The focus will be on youth, the target group of the new Bible translation.
When Loe (pictured) received a Bible and read it for the first time, she thought ‘This is the story of Jesus!’ and was excited to read about his miracles. “When I am afraid or lonely or stressed, I read the Bible and feel comforted. I have read all four Gospels and am reading Genesis now. I give thanks to God for the people who help me to go to school, know God and have a chance to study the Bible. May God bless them.”
Thanks to your support, a further 3,500 Bibles have been produced and are ready to be distributed to police in Honduras, the most violent country in the world. A meeting was held at the Police Technological Institute with pastors, leaders and volunteers supporting Bible studies in police offices nationwide. Leaders and volunteers continue to run the Prisoner’s Pilgrimage Programme. At the end of the programme, prisoners receive a diploma and a Bible. More than 1,500 prisoners have graduated nationwide, with many lives changed thanks to this project.
“… and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”
Philippians 2:11 (NLT)
Translation of the Old Testament to Wayuunaiki language
In Colombia, the Way’uu ethnic group[ exceeds 500,000 people. They currently only have the New Testament in their language, and this project is to provide them with the whole Bible.
Currently, the Colombian government is giving greater value and importance to the teaching of the Way’uu language, so this is the right time to work on this translation project.
Things are not easy for the Way’uu people as, like others, they suffer from territorial conflict due to clashes between armed forces of the state and guerrilla groups.
This project will provide Way’uu Christians with the whole Bible to aid a better understanding of the Word of God. This complete Bible will also be used as a study text in schools.
Please pray for the translators, their families and for progress of this project. Pray also for the churches and Christians who will rejoice over having a complete Bible.
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