- Asking God to overcome obstacles: Panama
Panama [2013-03-04] —
Hopes for the Kuna Bible translation to be completed in 2013 are fading. The consistency checks and read-throughs could not be completed as soon as hoped. Then lead translator Keith Forster became ill in December. The Forsters must stay in the US for a while. Please pray that God will heal Keith and restore him to the checking process. Ask God to protect every aspect of the review process, the manuscript, the checking, and each person involved. Pray that the manuscript will be ready for printing in God's perfect time, and that He will increase hunger for His Word in the Kuna people's hearts.
- Scripture nearing completion - KUNA , SAN BLAS: Panama
Panama [2013-03-01] —
KUNA , SAN BLAS; Panama; 57,100. Despite obstacles, God enabled the team to complete the revision of the Kuna New Testament last year. In addition, the team was able to lay out the Old Testament, which had been completed the previous year. The Bible goes to press this year and should be available for distribution by October. Ask God to protect it as it is printed in Korea and then shipped to Panama. Pray for God’s provision and encouragement for the translation team—one of the translators, in particular, faced personal loss and many challenges last year. Also lift up the Kuna community, that there might be joyous celebration and hungry hearts when the Bible arrives.
- Scripture nearing completion - San Blas Kuna: Panama.
Panama [2012-02-16] —
KUNA, SAN BLAS; Panama; 57,100. The team hopes to have the entire Old Testament checked and approved by the beginning of 2012. Pray that God will speed any last-minute corrections so that the team can have the Old Testament completely finished. At that point, they will turn their attention to revising the New Testament which was published in 1995. The goal is to have the manuscript for the entire Bible ready to go to press in early 2013. Ask the Lord to go ahead of them and take care of anything that might delay the project so close to the finish line.