Category: Region: Njombe

New Testament completed for half a million Bena speakers

“It feels so good to see change and hope in our people!” Joshua, a local pastor and married father of five, is one of the Bena speakers who worked for years to translate the New Testament in his own language. He and his colleagues have now completed that work, begun 18 years earlier, and they are excited to be part of the big celebration…

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Old calendar leads traveler to new translated Scripture

After a bus journey of hundreds of miles and several days, Batila was home. She speaks Pangwa, and in her family’s village she saw a calendar filled with writing in her language. “Are there books in Pangwa?” she asked. Soon she was reading Mark’s Gospel, and buying copies to share with her family on both sides of the country…

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Six neighbouring language communities prepare to take their New Testaments across the finish line

A Scripture translation “cluster project” in southwestern Tanzania has its eyes on several major milestones. Sixteen years since work began, a group of six language projects are bringing all their New Testaments to completion. One is ready for its official launch, another is being printed and bound. Following those, four more teams are busy with final checks and typesetting. It’s an exciting time of challenges and victories as global teams lend aid and local plans are laid…

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They heard Jesus speak in their own language

Eight more teams in Mbeya Cluster Project have completed script translation for the JESUS film. Several teams checked theirs with consultants. Others then tested with reviewers. “We are delighted with the success,” said a member of one team, which held an actors’ workshop and completed their recordings. When another team’s actors watched their finished film together, it was a special moment…

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Wrestling with Paul: seven translation teams become one

In a “cluster project” of multiple languages, teams routinely help each other in many ways. But when fifteen translators on seven teams line up their desks to spend two weeks together in one room, it means something big is underway. They are joining forces to wrestle with Paul’s letter to the Romans. Inside the hall, it’s getting busy and loud…

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