Does Jesus Speak My Language?

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“Does Jesus speak my language? How can I speak to him if he doesn’t understand me?”

It’s hard for us to imagine that there are people in the world who feel this way. But if you’ve gone your whole life without a Bible in your own language, you may not even know that Jesus exists, let alone that he desires to speak with each and every one of us!

You can help.

The Word for the World is currently involved in over 130 languages, working to translate the entire Bible. Even better, we are empowering the people who don’t have a Bible yet to translate it into their own language — thus ensuring a natural, clear, and accurate translation that will be accepted by the community.

Here is how you can help to end Bible poverty!

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  4. Volunteer: Consider volunteering with The Word for the World! We need people to train translators, train consultants, handle IT concerns, and much more. If you feel called to the work of Bible translation, please contact us and we will get in touch with you.

What will your legacy be?

With God, anything is possible!

Continual training of translators form a crucial part of Bible translation. In some areas in Ethiopia, the trainers encounter many difficult situations. The roads, infrastructure and poor weather conditions can make it difficult to reach translation teams.

The knowledge that God is the provider, and that He makes a way where there seems to be none, keeps the dedicated members of the TWFTW focused on the goal of eradicating Bible poverty in Ethiopia. Therefore, they press forward to complete the task set before them.

In Ethiopia, TWFTW is currently busy with 23 translation projects. That is 23 language groups that are yearning to have the Bible in their heart language for the first time! We are so thankful that the Maale Bible was recently completed, launched and distributed!

Please continue your support through prayer!

“…I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.” Isaiah 43:19

The Bible is real and alive!

In the small village of Likuya in Tanzania the people now experience the Bible as real and alive. That is because they now have some books of the Bible in their heart language, Ndendeule. In this beautiful village the people can at last share their faith more freely within the church. They love family and community discussions about the Bible. This promotes fellowship in the community.

A boy in the village exclaimed: “Me and my friend share the Bible with others!”

With only 14% of the Ndendeule Bible complete, the Ndendeule speaking people still yearn to have the whole Bible in their own language. That is certainly the aim of TWFTW as we strive to be involved in translating the entire Bible into 500 languages by 2050 - our part of the world-wide vision to eradicate Bible poverty. The Ndendeule language is one of the projects that needs your support.

Become part of the vision to bring God’s Word to all people in their heart language by 2050.

 

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