An Ordinary Weekend

Around 2,000 years ago, history was forever changed. Heaven broke open and released all of God’s love, mercy, power, freedom, and grace. The veil that hid His face from us was torn, and since then we have lived in close communion with the King of Kings, where before only a select few could be in His presence or hear His voice.

When history was changed, so were our stories. Jesus’s resurrection day was our resurrection day, too.

But there are many who may as well be living 2,000 years ago. The Light of Christ has not broken through into their hearts and lives - not because they’ve heard the Gospel and rejected it, but because they don’t know that this man called Jesus has broken their chains. They’ve never read his words or felt his love transform their entire being.

For them, this is just an ordinary weekend.

But you can help to change their stories, just as your story has been changed. You can help to bring the Light into their darkness. You can help them to know: Jesus loves you and he speaks your language.

Will you help make history?



Veronique Krüger

 

Connect with The Word For The World

The Spoken Word

In our hearts we carry this vision: to see every person with the Word of God, translated into their mother tongue, in their hands. Training, literacy, and all the other aspects of what we do circle around to this one goal. We are Gospel-laden. We are driven by our passion for the Bible and for people, and by the knowledge that God wants every tribe and every nation to know that He loves them and speaks their language.

But “we” includes so much more than the members and workers of The Word for the World. “We” includes you! 1 Corinthians 12:27 says, “Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.” (NIV.) Only when we all work together can we fulfill the vision for every person to have the Bible in their mother tongue. Only when we all work together will we see the Gospel of Jesus Christ reach every corner of the earth.

You are just as much part of the work of Bible translation as we are. Thank you for partnering with us and being co-workers with us in this important mission! May God richly bless you and encourage you as you continue to work alongside us to bring about this vision.

Veronique Krüger

He Speaks Matengo!

This is the first time that the Matengo people of the southern highlands of Tanzania can read the gospel of Mark in their own language.

Around 308,000 speakers make up the Matengo community. They make their living in the mountains of Tanzania by farming and raising livestock. Coffee, maize, and beans are abundant here—but they do not yet have access to the complete Bible in a language that they can understand best.

However, with the recent launch of the book of Mark, their history is changing! In the 2 years that the team has been working on it, around 26% of the New Testament (which is about 6% of the whole Bible) has been translated into Matengo. It is our hope that they will soon have the complete Bible in their heart language!

As the gospel of Mark was being distributed, people were clamoring to get a hold of a copy, reaching their hands out in anticipation. They were saying, “We are very surprised because when we read this, it speaks to our hearts and we can understand what God is saying.” Now every man, woman, and child in the Matengo community can know that God loves them and speaks their language!

Please get involved to help the Matengo people to read the complete Bible in the language God gave them.

Veronique Krüger and George Chombo