The “I” homeland is isolated, accessible only by a few dirt roads on foot or by bicycle. Most families are cut off from health care and basic education. Few people can read or write in any language and the young and elderly often succumb to preventable illnesses. Furthermore, The threat of terrorism in the area causes an undercurrent of fear beneath the surface of daily life.
The dominant religion overshadows daily life in “I” communities, and is often practiced in concert with traditional African beliefs. There are no official churches in the “I” area, and Christians are often persecuted; sharing the Gospel must be done in secret. “I” Christians look forward to having the word of God in their mother tongue. They long for it to strengthen their own faith, evangelize, build disciples, and plant churches among their people.
This year, the “I” team needs your support to print their translated mother-tongue New Testament. Click Here to learn more.