When Simon was young, his father suffered from illness and spiritual oppression — until one day, Simon’s father heard the gospel and decided to follow Jesus. In the weeks that followed, his father experienced physical and spiritual healing. Simon simply couldn’t deny how the gospel had transformed his father and family. He had seen it with his own eyes.
Simon decided to follow Jesus too.
While Simon struggled with his own health problems over the years, he says, “I observed God’s gracious hand in my life over and over again,” Simon said. He wanted his people to experience the same freedom that he and his father had found in Christ. Simon learned about Bible translation efforts happening in his language. “When God called me to fill the gap in relation to translating the Bible into the Dime language,” he said, “I didn’t take time to respond. I said ‘yes’ to his call.”
Nearly half of the Dime people are Christians, but most have great difficulty understanding the Scriptures and teachings of Jesus because they are not available in their language. Consequently, many Dime Christians continue to hold on to traditional religious practice in hopes of satisfying spirits and avoiding death, drought or other catastrophes. Often, people will spend many hours worshipping at shrines rather than working. Because of this, many people live in poverty and poor health conditions.
That’s where you can make a difference for the Dime people. Your gift empowers teams of translators — including Simon — who are passionately committed to translating the life-changing words of Scripture into Dime.
Help release the Dime from their fear of evil spirits by allowing them to discover new life in the gracious love of their Heavenly Father. Together, we can see more families like Simon’s changed through the power of the gospel.