During a church service held to support Bible translation, an unexpected guest appeared — the most notorious criminal in the area.
He had come out of curiosity, but stayed out of conviction. “How can I accept Jesus as my Lord and Savior?” he asked a pastor after viewing a Scripture-based film in his language.
Since then, this man has become a devoted follower of Christ.
And that’s not the only change Bible translation efforts have brought about. Now that Plateau-Teke Scripture is becoming available, some people are abandoning local deity worship.
On one occasion, an 82-year-old who adhered to traditional religion listened to a Bible story recorded in her language. “I should have changed and given my life to Christ long ago,” she said. The local translation team explained that it wasn’t too late, and soon after, the woman became a Christian.
Area churches are encouraged by such impact and eager for more of God’s Word.
During this project, staff will translate and publish Matthew, John and Acts. They’ll also complete work on six other New Testament books.
Your prayers and gifts will help the Plateau-Teke people gain access to God’s Word in a language that touches their hearts!
Funds in excess of the current need will be applied to a similar project or to future needs within the same project.