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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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    MAKONDE; Mozambique; 1,340,000. The Makonde New Testament is still about two years from completion. The translators have been struggling with serious health problems but are trying to finish the project as soon as possible. Though dedicated, the mother-tongue translators are having difficulty staying on top of everything. Please pray for ongoing stamina, good health, and unity for the whole team.

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    HUBA; Nigeria; 200,000. The Huba team is nearly done drafting and will soon begin checking the text together. Pray that the team will stay focused to finish drafting and also for checking the remaining books with insight, clarity, and consistency. Praise God for watching over the translators, keeping everyone healthy and well. Ask the Lord to lead entire communities to support this translation work more passionately and to draw many Huba people to embrace the new covenant of Christ and find life, righteousness, and the Holy Spirit.

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    GAMAI; Nigeria; 200,000. Pray that translators would be unhindered in pursuing their primary task. Ask the Lord to help them make wise judgments as they seek to convey the truth of God’s Word in clear and natural-sounding Gamai. Continue to ask God to bring new, younger translators onto the team. Pray also that, as the people hear the Word, they would respond to God’s grace with open hearts. www.theseedcompany.org

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    DADIYA; Nigeria; 30,000. Thank the Lord for good progress made on checking and revision, but it is a long task. Pray that God will enable the Dadiya team to make steady and disciplined progress on each translated book. Pray that good fruit will come from Dadiya Scripture portions, especially changed lives and helpful feedback from the community. Praise God that a young Dadiya man, Donatus, is able to help the team as a computer specialist and conduct spelling and formatting checks on texts. Pray that his skills will help the team make full use of computers and other office equipment. www.theseedcompany.org

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    IRIGWE; Nigeria; 40,000. Pray for the final review committee as they are reading through the New Testament books; ask the Lord to grant them attention to detail and accuracy in their work. Praise the Lord for providing technology that gives the team access to the Internet which enables much more efficient communication! Pray that the team’s coworkers may focus on literacy efforts so that the Irigwe people are equipped to read the New Testament when it arrives. www.theseedcompany.org

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    HYAM; Nigeria; 500,000. Praise God for the strong commitment of this team as they work toward their goal of completing the New Testament in 2013! Ask God to grant tenacity and discernment to the Hyam translators as they wrestle with the complexities of language, communication issues, and Biblical doctrine. Pray also that their new equipment will function efficiently. Lift up the project coordinator, Ayuba, as he deals with difficult health issues; pray that Jesus will grant him healing and wholeness.

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    MBULA; Nigeria; 10,000. Praise the Lord for all the progress the team has been able to accomplish, and pray that the Mbula team will be attentive to each word and verse they work on, with an awareness of any mistakes that might inhibit clarity. Thank the Lord for His faithfulness in answered prayer—another member joined the team, a computer operator. Pray for him as he begins his new job working on this project! www.theseedcompany.org

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    LOKAA; Nigeria; 350,000. Praise God for each portion of Scripture existing in the Lokaa language as the team works through the Old Testament. They plan to finish in 2014. Pray for good community testing opportunities that will provide excellent feedback on the Lokaa Old Testament. Ask the Lord to give the team good health, good focus, and wisdom to complete a top quality Lokaa Old Testament. Pray for wisdom, grace, and steady progress for the consultant as he checks the text. Pray also that he recovers well from a serious car accident. In addition, ask God for a breakthrough in the local government council to support literacy work. www.theseedcompany.org

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    KIBAKU; Nigeria; 100,000. Kibaku translators face uncertainty in light of political clashes and terrorist uprisings, and they have lost team and family members through violence and sickness. Ask the Lord to comfort them with the promise that one day “there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain” (Revelation 21:4, NLT). In the meantime, pray that the team will be able to complete their consultant checks and for a successful trial of Scripture-portion books in the community. Pray that the test run will not only enhance the translation, but also build a foundation for the community’s acceptance of the entire New Testament in their heart language.

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    RON; Nigeria; 115,000. The Ron team is currently working on drafting and checking books of the New Testament, but they need more help because a translator recently left the team. Please ask the Lord to replace him with the right person and to lead an additional translator to the team as well. Pray also that all their equipment would work properly. Ask the Lord to give the team wisdom in conveying Jewish cultural concepts in meaningful ways to the Ron people in Nigeria. www.theseedcompany.org

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    NIGERIAN PIDGIN; Nigeria; 1,000,000. The Nigerian Pidgin team is almost across the finish line! Pray for the team to root out errors in the translated New Testament as they continue with the read-through of all the books. Ask God to keep the computers functioning properly so that they will not delay the work. Finally, pray that many Nigerian Pidgin speakers will come into intimate knowledge of the crucified and risen Christ through reading or listening to the Gospels in their mother tongue. www.theseedcompany.org

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    NINZO; Nigeria; 100,000. The Ninzo New Testament has been completed—praise God! Ask the Lord to create a greater hunger for His Word within the communities as the text is being typeset and printed for distribution. Pray for the team as they work on translating some Old Testament sections. www.theseedcompany.org

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    MWAGHAVUL; Nigeria; 700,000. The Mwaghavul team is working toward their goal of completing the Old Testament in 2014. Ask the Holy Spirit to inspire the translators as they wrestle with difficult Old Testament words and key terms as they work. The team has had multiple opportunities to influence others recently; praise God that they can teach mother-tongue literacy classes in secondary schools and that they can help lead workshops to teach other teams about translation principles. Ask God to guard the health of the Mwaghavul translators and their families as they do His work. www.theseedcompany.org

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    TULA; Nigeria; 60,000. Praise God that the New Testament is almost complete. In the meantime, several conferences have been organized to discuss vocabulary and word-use with people of all religious backgrounds. Pray that their discussions will lead to a more clear and natural translation of the Tula Scriptures and that non-Christians who attend will be touched by God’s Word and come to faith in Christ. www.theseedcompany.org

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    TERA; Nigeria; 100,000. Rejoice with the team and praise God that drafting and keyboarding of the Tera New Testament is finished! This is quite a milestone for the Tera team members who’ve faithfully continued their work in spite of illness and setbacks. Pray that the Lord will bless the Tera team as they persevere in team checking and back-translating, and ask the Lord to heal two ill team members. Finally, pray that a new book about reading Tera will prepare people for more mother-tongue literature. www.theseedcompany.org

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    TAROK; Nigeria; 523,000. Thank God for helping the team stay on target as they keep their focus on 2014 for the Old Testament project completion, despite delays. In late 2010, the project coordinator was kidnapped, and as of this writing, there has been no word on his condition. Pray for him and his family. Praise God for strengthening the team and helping them to press on. Thank Him that Pastor Sargwak is now able to work full time on Bible translation, and ask God to send even more team members. www.theseedcompany.org

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    NGANGAM language, GANGAM people; Togo; 46,000. The Ngangam New Testament was dedicated on November 25, 2011!

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    NAWDM; Togo; 146,000. Please pray for the last few steps in the Nawdm translation project before it goes to typesetting in January 2013. The team will need to work with a consultant and do a final read-through after the checking process, and begin to prepare for a future Scripture celebration. Lift up the translation team in prayer and ask that nothing will hinder or discourage them as they near the finish line. Pray that the hearts of the people will be ready to receive the Scriptures in their language!

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    IGO; Togo; 6,000. The typesetting of the Igo New Testament is scheduled for January 2012. Pray for work to continue without obstacles in the final steps—consultant checking, final read-throughs, typesetting, and dedication preparation. Ask the Lord to bless all the personnel involved in these steps, and pray that speakers of Igo will have a greater desire to read and write their language and use the newly-translated Scriptures.

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    SHILLUK language, COLLO people; South Sudan; 175,000. The Shilluk Bible is nearly in the hands of the people. After its printing, it will be delivered to Sudan, where there will be great rejoicing at a Scripture celebration. Pray that the people will be able to say to God, as David did, “I have chosen to be faithful; I have determined to live by your regulations….I will pursue your commands, for you expand my understanding” (Psalm 119:30, 32, NLT).

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    TYAP; Nigeria; 130,000. The Tyap translators are working with a consultant to get the New Testament checked and approved. Ask the Lord to guide them as they write footnotes, section headings, and entries for the glossary. Join the Tyap team in praising God that they now have a reliable Internet connection! Also rejoice that more Atyap people are interested in the translation, and pray that the community-testing sessions will plant God’s Word in their hearts. Thank the Lord that the team members and their families have not been harmed by violence in the region, and pray for peace in Nigeria. www.theseedcompany.org

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    NTCHAM; Togo; 157,000. Health problems have slowed the Ntcham translation team, but typesetting is scheduled for mid-2013. Remember that God is the ultimate Healer, and ask Him to help these translators on toward their end goal! Ask God to provide sufficient funds to organize meetings and to purchase new equipment. Pray for a general interest in learning to read Ntcham, especially among Christians.

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    LUGUNGU language; Uganda; 49,000. Thank the Lord for the steady progress the team is making, and pray for good health and ongoing protection for the translators and their families as they carry out a task that Satan is eager to prevent. Pray that long-distance consultant-checking sessions of the Lugungu Scriptures will be productive and reveal any areas that need improvement or adjustment. Pray that the translators will have more consistent electrical service. www.theseedcompany.org

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    AMARASI ; Timor, Indonesia; 80,000. Praise God that the entire Amarasi New Testament has been drafted! Pray for energy, health, and unity as team members test, revise, and check material to prepare it for eventual publication. Thank the Lord that His Word so clearly communicates His love and care for all believers. Pray that God will mightily use the unity and love of His servants in Timor to lead others to faith in Him. www.theseedcompany.org

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    DHAO; Timor, Indonesia; 7,000. Pray for guidance for the translation team as they finish checking the New Testament. Ask the Lord for the local government to increasingly use Dhao language materials in schools, all the way from preschool to grade six. Pray that many adults will also be motivated to learn to read their language as well. The Dhao people are planning the dedication for some time in 2012; pray that the people will be enthusiastic and that the local government officials will want to be involved. www.theseedcompany.org

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    TII; Timor, Indonesia; 14,000. The Tii language project is drawing near its conclusion. Pray the Holy Spirit will continue to guide the translators as they struggle to communicate God’s Word in their language, and praise Him that His Word is challenging the translators to grow in their personal knowledge and commitment to Him. Ask God for good participation by community members and that they would be filled with excitement to share what they learn. www.theseedcompany.org

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    TETUN BELU; Timor, Indonesia; 300,000. “Verse by verse, line by line, You are revealing Yourself to us,” prayed Rev. Gabiel of the Tetun Belu people. Praise God for Scripture in the Tetun language so people can really understand God’s message of love and redemption. Pray that the people will soon have their Tetun New Testament in their hands. www.theseedcompany.org

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    HELONG; Timor, Indonesia; 20,000. Thank God for what the team has accomplished and for their hard work! The New Testament and Genesis are typeset and almost ready for publication. Now the team must prepare and revise supplementary materials. Praise God for the gift of His Spirit and for the diligence and careful work of the group who devoted time and effort to ensure the translation will communicate effectively. The team would like to schedule the dedication for 2012. www.theseedcompany.org

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