Translating God’s Word into five Nigerian languages
The acronym “ABBUN” represents five Nigerian people groups — Ashen, Basa-Gurmana, Bu, Ushama and Ngwoi.
ABBUN churches are passionately engaged in sharing the gospel and helping people grow in Christ. Having translated Scripture will greatly assist in these activities.
So we’re partnering with local teams to produce Scripture in these languages! This project has the support of church leaders in the area, eager to have access to God’s Word.
The teams will translate the Gospels of Matthew and Luke, as well as Acts, Galatians, Ephesians, 1-2 Thessalonians, 1-2 Timothy, Titus and James. The book of Jonah will also be translated, in addition to other Old and New Testament selections that will be used to produce audio Bible stories in each of the languages.
“It’s the churches’ deepest desire to have the Bible translated,” a project adviser said. “The availability of Scripture in their heart languages will be one of the indispensable factors that will bring their people to the saving knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ and produce true disciples.”
Your prayers and gifts will help the people of the ABBUN Cluster gain access to Scripture in their languages — for the very first time!
Funds in excess of the current need will be applied to a similar project or to future needs within the same project.