Oral Bible Translation for a Minority People

Translate and record the Book of Luke and a Creation to Christ panorama of the Bible into a minority language and then continue to provide more Scripture orally until the entire Bible is available.

Less than 5% of this minority people group in Central Asia can read their language. They are literate in the Russian language but oral learners at heart. This project will provide a translation of the Bible in an oral format which can be used for our broad seed sowing campaigns, evangelism, discipleship and church planting.  Your gift will be used to hire translators and rent office space to begin an oral Bible translation for a Muslim people group.

Some of the Bible has already been translated into this language but since so few can read their language, it is largely unusable.  About 30 stories from the Bible have been translated orally with much better understanding and receptivity.  Your gift will provide the possibility of the entire Bible being made available to this people group so that they can hear the Word of God in their heart language and understand the gospel and God’s love for them.

Less than 5% of this minority people group in Central Asia can read their language. They are literate in the Russian language but oral learners at heart. This project will provide a translation of the Bible in an oral format which can be used for our broad seed sowing campaigns, evangelism, discipleship and church planting.  Your gift will be used to hire translators and rent office space to begin an oral Bible translation for a Muslim people group.

Some of the Bible has already been translated into this language but since so few can read their language, it is largely unusable.  About 30 stories from the Bible have been translated orally with much better understanding and receptivity.  Your gift will provide the possibility of the entire Bible being made available to this people group so that they can hear the Word of God in their heart language and understand the gospel and God’s love for them.

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Recording studio rent
$350
rents a studio for 1 month
Oral translation work
$590
translates 1 chapter of Luke
Translator support
$2500
funds 1 translator for 1 year
Southeast Asia
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Central Asian Peoples

From the mountain peaks of the Caucasus to the steppes of Kazakhstan, the heartland of Asia is a place of mystery, having been mostly off-limits to travelers for the last 2000 years. With its blue-domed cities, frenetic bazaars, and remote yurts, Central Asia captures the romance of the Silk Road. Ancient traditions, loyal relationships, and generous hospitality make up the foundation of Central Asian values. Once home to the early church, Islam is now the predominant religion of Central Asia. Architecture, dress, and cultural expectations are all marked by it's influence.

Political, religious, and cultural divisions have fractured Central Asia's governments and global relations. This instability has left people seeking an anchor for hope and peace. Jesus is their peace, but most of Central Asia's 365 million people have no knowledge of the gospel.

Pray that as Central Asians will meet the life-giver and Prince of Peace so they can experience the abundant joy that Jesus offers.

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