Ngombale project under spiritual warfare: Cameroon, Africa
The Ngombale project has been hit hard again: after the death of project leader Pa Joe last year, and that of the typist 3 months ago, repeated damage of equipments that got well again after prayers and without a technician’s action, and several other mishaps, now it is the back translator who has lost his eye sight. He became blind two weeks ago, as the Project Coordinator shared with me.
Those who desire to serve and see God’s glory are being frightened. Some die, others suffer. Many are coming to the saving knowledge of Jesus-Christ, and many are wondering what God is doing through these events.
The team is pleading for you prayer support. We shall rise and use the weapons God has given us!
Intense persecution in Guinea-Bissau
The Mansonka, Biafada, and Kobiana language groups are some of the smallest in Guinea-Bissau. They have heard very little of the Gospel and hardly any are believers. Traditional religion has a strong following and there is intense persecution against new Christians. The Mansonka translators have just finished Luke’s Gospel and the Jesus Film script.
Getting the Word out in India
India presents one of the biggest challenges to Bible translation in the world: over 1.2 billion people speaking 462 languages, 110 of them without the Scriptures. However, the full Bible has been translated into 70 languages so far, and 72 have the New Testament. Wycliffe India and other organizations are working on 121 translations. All of these 121 have been started in the last 15 years by national organizations. The 20 led by Wycliffe India, OneBook’s partner, are all in areas where there is no existing church and at project start no Christians.
Tennet Scripture Changing Lives: South Sudan
Through reading the translated Scriptures, Tennet believers are growing in their faith, and others are taking notice. One man opposed his son attending the Tennet church in Juba, since he thought it didn’t reflect well on his family name. Over several years he watched his son growing in faith and peace. He told him, “My son, I want to make a confession. What I told you before proved to be wrong. You are worshipping the true God, so continue to worship Him. If you had followed my earlier advice, you would have become a drunkard like me.”
Shortage of translation consultants in Sudan
There is a shortage of translation consultants in Sudan. Sudan has lost six from 2006 to 2010, which has delayed progress in Bible translation. This is an urgent matter for prayer.