“Chonyi church leaders agree,” a project adviser said. “The community’s needs can be addressed by spiritual enlightenment through the Word of God.”
About 80% of the Chonyi population identify as Christian. However when difficulties arise, some people look to traditional religion for help, rather than God. A lack of Scripture in their own language has made it difficult for many people to clearly understand what it means to follow Jesus.
So we’re working with a local team to finish translating the New Testament into Chonyi!
As this project begins, 14 books remain — John, Acts, Philippians, 1-2 Thessalonians, Philemon, Hebrews, 1-2 Peter, 1-3 John, Jude and Revelation. Completed Scripture will be printed and recorded in audio format. Translated text will also be made available on a smartphone app.
Additionally, staff will create a Bible study for Ephesians and a Sunday school teaching aid based on Luke.
As the Chonyi grow more familiar with biblical truths, they will find encouragement and wisdom for their daily lives and relationships.
Your prayers and gifts will help the Chonyi people gain access to more of God’s Word — in a language and form that speaks to their hearts!
Funds in excess of the current need will be applied to a similar project or to future needs within the same project.