Indonesia has the largest Muslim population of any country in the world. It has more than 13,000 islands and more than 700 languages (plus thousands of dialects). Of these, 126 have more than 10,000 people, and less than 1% are Christian. They also don’t have a written alphabet.
Just below the equator lie the jungles of Kalimantan, Indonesia, formerly known as Borneo. In addition to orangutans, gold mining, harvesting rubber from trees and meandering rivers, Kalimantan is also home to 74 languages. Of these very few have access to God’s Word in their mother tongue.
Today was a special day in Kalimantan. Over 100 Pastors from all denominations, attending a conference, received the first copies of the Gospel of Luke in their mother tongue after years of waiting. Two more Gospels of Luke in other languages will follow in the weeks ahead.
With our indigenous partners in Indonesia, OneBook is presently working on 4 New Testaments. Many more will follow. Thanks for praying with us and supporting their national church.