- Consultant checks planned: Tanzania
United Republic of Tanzania [2013-03-15] —
Pray for consultant checks* planned by Dave and Keren Brewerton and the Mara team for the Ikoma, Jita and Simbiti languages. They will be checking Acts. Also, pray for a workshop to be held on Revelation for the Simbiti and Ikizu languages. This is a new approach to translation that is being tested.
*Consultant check: A consultant thoroughly goes over the translation with the team, checking for accuracy, clarity and naturalness, and looking for omissions, extraneous thoughts or possible misconceptions.
- Simbiti hunger for God's Word: Tanzania
United Republic of Tanzania [2010-02-17] —
Praise God for this report from Pastor Waynse, Simbiti Bible translator: "To reach the Simbiti villages I must board a ferry. Once I arrived in the village, a large group of people gathered to hear the reading of the Word. As soon as we broke for morning tea, they immediately wanted to get their own copy. The scripture portions are selling for 400 shillings. The cost of morning tea was also 400 shillings. Everyone chose to buy the Scriptures and go hungry that morning rather than buy food. That's how strong their hunger for God's Word is."