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  • Kraol community leaders

    Pray that Kraol community leaders would advocate for Bible translation and for qualified national translators to start a translation project.

  • Successful Bible story workshop

    Praise God for the Bible story workshop called "Story Together" that was held in July. Six committed people attended all five days of the workshop and without pay. The leaders were excited to see their motivation to produce stories. This Bible story method is not the same as oral Scripture, but is intended to direct community members to translated written Scripture. Pray that as these stories are told, more people will desire to hear the audio Scripture or even learn to read it for themselves.

  • Kraol of Cambodia

    The Kraol of Cambodia: Language surveyors who help identify languages with Scripture translation needs have visited two Kraol villages. Pray for the vision of Bible translation to spread in these Kraol villages.

  • Opportunities to study Nomole

    The Nomole - population 100-250 - are one of the last people groups in Peru for which a Bible translation project is yet to begin. Pray for opportunities for linguists to study their language.

  • New Testament distribution

    Praise God that the MV Kwadima II, the SIL-operated boat, has been fully repaired and outfitted after two years of continuous use. It is now being used to carry the Bwanabwana translators, Fred Boita and Rubin Abiu, to the islands where the language is spoken to distribute newly printed Bwanabwana New Testaments and hymnbooks. Pray that the books will be used to strengthen the faith those who read them, and that others come to faith through hearing the Word.

  • Focus on partnership

    Praise God for the focus on partnerships as part of the 40 Days of Prayer period for SIL. Pray for AuSIL to be a good partner to others, listening and learning how to serve them well. Pray that they learn to use their unique gifts to complement the gifts of others and build up the body of Christ. Ask God for His wisdom and love as they serve.

  • Old Testament recording session

    Pray for those recording the Old Testament in the Kriol language. They will need fluent readers for these sessions. Pray that the right people come forward during the middle two weeks of July for this. Ask that all the logistics and recording equipment work well during the sessions. Pray that many are strengthened by these recordings.

  • Mobile bookstore

    The AuSIL bookstore has not re-opened in its new location yet, but a booth to sell Scriptures and other materials is being set up at regional agricultural shows. Pray for the staff who will set up and sell at the booths in Katherine July 15-16 and in Darwin July 21-23. Ask God to bring many to see the materials and buy copies for themselves or friends. Pray that the Scriptures bring many to know God better.

  • Protecting the Nomole people

    Access to the areas where the Nomole live is limited in order to protect them. But due to logging and increased tourism closer to where the Nomole live, there are growing concerns that they might suffer from diseases introduced by outsiders and for which they have no immunity. Ask God to protect them.

  • Nomole of Peru

    The Nomole of Peru are a nomadic people group uncontacted by the outside world, living in voluntary isolation in and near Manu National Park. Ask God to reveal his love to the Nomole, even as they live in isolation.