Translators from the Marma language group were disappointed after a trip to test Scriptures in villages*. Many people did not want to help if they were not paid, even believers. The majority of Marma people are Buddhist. Please pray that God would inspire hunger for his Word amont the Marma church and that they would be motivated to support the Bible translation project in practical ways. Pray that the translation team and committee members would find creative ways to promote God's Word to be used as it is translated.
*Village testing: Testing a translation is done with individuals or a group who have had no previous exposure to that particular translated text portion. Questions are asked by the tester about naturalness of the wording and the hearer's understanding of both basic facts and the meaning in the wider context of the paragraph or event described. From those responses the translator catches places that need further adjustment before a consultant gives a final review.