We are so happy to see how God is at work in Southeast Asia and also encouraged to see how the scripture in various forms is impacting communities across the region. Thank you all for praying with us and generously giving for the spreading of His Word!
Much progress was made in the consultant and exegetical checking of translations in several languages, as well as the drafting of a number of books of the Bible that had previously not been translated. In one language in particular, the Gospel of Mark is completely ready to be printed and distributed. Everyone is waiting with great excitement to hold the living Word of God in their heart language.
Aside from the actual translation work, there have also been a great number of Scripture Engagement activities. Bible stories were written and used for help with Bible study, and the Gospel of Luke and Matthew were recorded in one of the languages so that audio books could be made available.
And last but certainly not least, we once again see that the Word of God is living and active. In one area of Southeast Asia there are six translator teams working on six different languages. When they began working on their translations just over a year ago, none of the 22 team members were believers. Now, all of them have given their lives to Christ and serve the Lord wholeheartedly. How great is our God!