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    DJIMINI; Côte d’Ivoire; 85,000. Pray for peace in Côte d’Ivoire, and thank the Lord for keeping the Djimini team and their families safe. Also praise God for protecting the family of project leader, Matthieu, as he studies  in a master’s program in Kenya. Pray that the translators can continue unhindered in their goal to complete the Djimini Old Testament. Pray for good health for team members and their families. Praise God that more Djimini speakers are learning to read through literacy classes, and ask Him to bless the national reviewers with wisdom and the ability to find the right words. www.theseedcompany.org

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    KUO; Chad; 15,000. Pray that the team members will persevere and finish the remaining translation and consultant checks in preparation for typesetting scheduled in 2012. Ask the Lord to provide funds for this final process and for safe travel to Cameroon where the typesetting will take place. Praise God for annual Scripture-use courses that encourage different denominations to use the Scriptures already available. Pray that the Holy Spirit will create a new hunger for God’s Word and that young people will continue to be interested in learning how to read.

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    BASKETO; Ethiopia; 57,800. Thank the Lord for consultants from the  Bible Society who are in the final stages of checking this translation. Praise God for providing the necessary funding. Pray for the translators who have started Bible school. They will need to complete the final read-through of the Bible during their school break over the rainy season.

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    ANUAK; Ethiopia; 97,600; Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus (EECMY). Praise the Lord that the whole Bible has finally been typeset. Printing should take place during 2012; please pray against any further delays to the publication of this much needed and long-awaited Bible. Ask the Lord to strengthen the Anuak church at this time as the people wait for their Scriptures. www.eecmy.org

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    FANG; Equatorial Guinea; 297,000. This language project has had a number of delays and challenges in recent years. For a variety of reasons, several team members were unable to continue their work. Praise the Lord for bringing a team member back with renewed focus, and pray that he remains encouraged despite obstacles. Pray also that God would lead the team to a good Spanish-speaking consultant to help them check their work. The goal is to print the New Testament in three years and complete the Old Testament much later.

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    UBANGI cluster—MONO, NGBANDI-NGIRI, and PAGABETE languages; Democratic Republic of the Congo; 393,000. The Mono translation team only has one computer, but they keep working, using handwritten drafts that are later typed. Praise God for their dedication! The Ngbandi-Ngiri team is working on consultant checking, but literacy materials and drafts for village testing cannot be printed until they find a better printer. Pray that Ngbandi-Ngiri team members and their families will have good health, as some have been very sick. The Pagabete team is also learning to persevere in times of testing. They’re dealing with some recent deaths and persecution but have kept working on their consultant checking. Pray for encouragement in their work. www.theseedcompany.org

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    UBANGI cluster—MONO, NGBANDI-NGIRI, and PAGABETE languages; Democratic Republic of the Congo; 393,000. The Mono translation team only has one computer, but they keep working, using handwritten drafts that are later typed. Praise God for their dedication! The Ngbandi-Ngiri team is working on consultant checking, but literacy materials and drafts for village testing cannot be printed until they find a better printer. Pray that Ngbandi-Ngiri team members and their families will have good health, as some have been very sick. The Pagabete team is also learning to persevere in times of testing. They’re dealing with some recent deaths and persecution but have kept working on their consultant checking. Pray for encouragement in their work. www.theseedcompany.org

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    ETHIOPIA cluster—GAMO, GOFA, and DAWRO languages; Ethiopia; 1,236,000. The New Testament is being printed; pray for no delays in this process and that they will be able to celebrate their New Testament in 2012 or 2013. In the meantime, work continues on the Old Testament. The team is writing portions and checking them with mother-tongue speakers; pray that they would continue to get good feedback. Keep praying that local people will become fluent readers of their languages. Pray that mother-tongue literacy programs will be started so this can be a reality. www.theseedcompany.org

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    ETHIOPIA cluster—GAMO, GOFA, and DAWRO languages; Ethiopia; 1,236,000. The New Testament is being printed; pray for no delays in this process and that they will be able to celebrate their New Testament in 2012 or 2013. In the meantime, work continues on the Old Testament. The team is writing portions and checking them with mother-tongue speakers; pray that they would continue to get good feedback. Keep praying that local people will become fluent readers of their languages. Pray that mother-tongue literacy programs will be started so this can be a reality. www.theseedcompany.org

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    ETHIOPIA cluster—GAMO, GOFA, and DAWRO languages; Ethiopia; 1,236,000. The New Testament is being printed; pray for no delays in this process and that they will be able to celebrate their New Testament in 2012 or 2013. In the meantime, work continues on the Old Testament. The team is writing portions and checking them with mother-tongue speakers; pray that they would continue to get good feedback. Keep praying that local people will become fluent readers of their languages. Pray that mother-tongue literacy programs will be started so this can be a reality. www.theseedcompany.org

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    DAASANACH; Ethiopia; 35,000. The team is working hard to complete checking with a technical advisor and a consultant by the end of this year. To work with the technical advisor and to access Internet for distance checking with consultants, the team had to relocate five hundred kilometers from their project base. Ask the Lord to bless their work and remove any obstacles so that they can complete the text and send it off for typesetting and printing.

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    MAJANG; Ethiopia; 40,000. Please pray for the Majang team as they work toward their goal of completion in 2014. They need more people to train as consultants to help carry the heavy workload. Praise God that a local church is taking responsibility for the administration of the translation project. Pray for ongoing spiritual growth and physical health for the Majang translators as they work. www.theseedcompany.org

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    KOORETE; Ethiopia; 104,000. This translation is crossing the finish line! Rejoice with us that God provided the funding for printing. Pray for a joyful Scripture celebration scheduled for late 2011 or early 2012.

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    NAWURI; Ghana; 14,000; Ghana Institute of Linguistics, Literacy and   Bible Translation. Please pray that this project team will have God’s strength to persevere. They are doing a final read-through to check for errors, and they intend to typeset in 2012. Pray that nothing would hinder this process and that this Scripture can be celebrated in 2013.

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    NAFAANRA; Ghana; 61,000. Ghana Institute of Linguistics, Literacy and Bible Translation. The Nafaanra New Testament has been out for quite some time, but the team is now working on completing the entire Bible. Praise the Lord that the drafting and consultant checking are completed, and pray for the final details before it can be sent to typesetting and printing. Come alongside the Nafaanra team in prayer to help them toward their goal!

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    SIDAMO; Ethiopia; 2,900,000. Ask the Lord to help the Sidamo team finish revising the New Testament within the next year before the senior translator moves on for further education. The Old Testament is also completed and ready for printing, but the team would like to finish the New Testament as well, so that they can send them off for printing together. Pray that they would reach this goal!

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    ME’EN; Ethiopia; 151,500. Translation work for the Me’en New Testament is progressing well, and it is expected to be completed in 2014. Praise the Lord that Bayu graduated from a ministries college and can now work fulltime on the Me’en translation. Expat workers Achim and Annie will be working from Germany and traveling to Ethiopia twice a year; pray for safe travels and good long-distance communication. Thank God for the computers He furnished for Dawit and Tadese to help with their work. Pray also that the project would continue to find favor with government officials and community leaders. www.theseedcompany.org

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    SAMBURU cluster—SAMBURU and ILCHAMUS languages; Kenya; 190,000. Praise God for giving Ilchamus speakers a new love for their beautiful language as the New Testament is translated. Pray for both teams working on drafting, technical checking, community testing, and consultant checking their texts, all to ensure accuracy. Pray that the team will have enough staff to continue reaching their goals, and praise God for a new translator who recently joined! www.theseedcompany.org

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    RENDILLE; Kenya; 34,700; Africa Inland Mission. In order for the Rendille team to complete the New Testament by 2014, several things need to fall into place. Pray that the translator, Nick, would be able to devote more time to the translation and that Tom, the consultant, could help the team find additional consultant help. Ask God to help the team master the complexities of their new translation software and to book time with a typesetter.

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    ORMA; Kenya; 40,000. The translation team is nearly done with typesetting and working hard to be able to send the Bible to printing this year. Pray that the Lord would guide them with wisdom and accuracy as they make any necessary revisions and corrections and that the result would be a precise, but natural-sounding text.

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    SISAALA; Ghana; 105,000; Ghana Institute of Linguistics, Literacy and Bible Translation. Ask the Lord to sustain the team both in health and in strength as they do the final read-through of the Old Testament before typesetting in 2012. Praise God that individual Christians, preachers, and evangelists are using the New Testament. Pray that many Sisaalas who hear the Word will produce much spiritual fruit.

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    LAMBYA; Malawi; 87,000. Pray for the translation team as they finalize the text of the New Testament through proofreading; ask God to give them wisdom and focus as they work. Pray that nothing would hinder their plans to print soon and to hold a Scripture dedication.

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    THARAKA; Kenya; 112,000. Praise God that only a handful of Old Testament books still need to be completed! Also, thank the Lord for support and encouragement that the team receives from local and international partners. Praise Him for the interest shown in using the mother-tongue Scriptures. Pray for good health for the translators and their families as they work, that nothing would delay them. www.theseedcompany.org

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    SONGHAY, KOYRABORA SENNI ; Mali; 430,000. Praise the Lord for work being done on the New Testament. More than 80 percent of it is in its first draft. This New Testament is a collaboration between the Velberter Mission (Germany) and SIL Mali. Pray for good teamwork, health, and perseverance. Pray for people who will reach out to the Songhay.

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    YAO; Malawi; 1,920,000. Pray for the Holy Spirit’s guidance as team members check for errors and polish up the translation to prepare it for publication. The team may wait until the Old Testament is completed next year to publish both together; pray that this task would go smoothly and ask the Lord to prepare the hearts of the people to receive their mother-tongue Scriptures.

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    MORISYEN ; Mauritius; 806,000. Praise the Lord that the Morisyen New Testament was dedicated in February 2011. Pray for the team as they now work on the book of Psalms, with the possibility of doing more Old Testament translation in the future.

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    ALAGO; Nigeria; 70,000. The Alago team is pushing toward a goal to end in 2013, but much work remains to be done. Pray for the team members as they implement what they learn in training workshops to achieve a good, solid translation. Praise God that they received new team members and new equipment to speed the work, and ask Him to grant the team good focus and unity. Pray that the Alago churches will support the Bible translation project. www.theseedcompany.org

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    ABAKALIKI cluster—EZAA, IKWO, and IZII languages; Nigeria; 530,000. Ask God to give the teams patience and focus as they finish up their translations and give careful attention to detail. Give thanks for the teams’ desire for the translation to be accurate and true as well as easy to read and understand. Pray for the teams to be able to have consistent electronic power and that their computers would work well. Ask the Lord to provide more team members as they finish up the task! www.theseedcompany.org

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    SENA; Mozambique; 1,900,000. This project has been delayed due to a lack of available consultants to check the remaining New Testament books. Pray that local believers will continue to help and that consultants will be able to come. Health has also been a concern; two pastors with diabetes and cancer are starting to improve, but another pastor has serious eye problems and cannot read. Pray for these men and for the health and safety of all the team members. Also lift up João and Alberte in prayer as they continue their higher education to improve their translation skills. www.theseedcompany.org

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