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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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    MANOBO, OBO; Philippines: 60,000. Praise God that His Word is available to the Obo Manobo people of the southern Philippines! After twenty-three years, the translation team saw the fruit of their efforts at the Obo Manobo New Testament dedication on October 22, 2011. This celebration was a showcase of God’s Word in their heart language through Obo Manobo speakers, music, dance, and cultural costumes. Several other national translators from surrounding language communities also joined in the celebration. Please pray that many lives will be transformed as they read God’s Word in their heart language.

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    BELIZE KRIOL; Belize; 110,000. The Belize Kriol translation team’s goal was to finish drafting the entire New Testament in 2011. Thank God for all the translation consultant help they have received. Pray for the team during the final consultant check, as they clean up the text, make final decisions on key terms, complete the glossary and book introductions, and perform a final read-through of the whole New Testament. Pray for the translators—for their protection and health, that they will be able to remain focused on the task, and that the computer equipment will work well.

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    NOSSA FALA; Spain; 10,500. The Nossa Fala New Testament draft is finished and has been completely checked by the mother-tongue translator. The team is over halfway through the second (and final) check of this New Testament, but familial problems among key national workers has stalled them. Pray for healing in these relationships and a renewed willingness to finish the final corrections.

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    CULINA; Brazil; 2,540. Please lift up this translation team in prayer as they work steadily on the remaining Scripture portions, and ask the Lord to protect them from spiritual attack. Pray for the team to have the stamina to finish the translation and checking in the next two years, and then printing in 2014. In the meantime, lift up the Culina Christians. Pray that the Holy Spirit enables them to break away from their sin.

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    AGARABI; Papua New Guinea; 27,000. The Agarabi New Testament was dedicated May 22, 2011. Praise the Lord!

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    BOLA; Papua New Guinea; 13,700. Praise God, the Bola New Testament was dedicated on June 25, 2011.

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    BELIZE KRIOL; Belize; 110,000. The Belize Kriol translation team’s goal was to finish drafting the entire New Testament in 2011. Thank God for all the translation consultant help they have received. Pray for the team during the final consultant check, as they clean up the text, make final decisions on key terms, complete the glossary and book introductions, and perform a final read-through of the whole New Testament. Pray for the translators—for their protection and health, that they will be able to remain focused on the task, and that the computer equipment will work well.

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    KAIWÁ; Brazil; 33,000. The first Kaiwá New Testament was completed in 1986 and then reprinted in 2006. The Old Testament was recently finished, and the whole Bible was published in an experimental version in time to dedicate it early in 2011. Pray for good relationships and insights for a revision team that will focus primarily on the New Testament so that a final version may soon be published. Pray also for one of the translators who is doing her MA studies in 2012 and for improved health for another translator who had surgery for cancer last year.

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    JARAWARA ; Brazil; 180. Praise the Lord  that the New Testament was completely drafted in July 2010! There is still a lot of work to do, but it is a great milestone. However, because of financial reasons, the team won’t be able to meet their original goal for New Testament distribution in 2013. Please pray  as the translators work to raise support. Praise God  that in the meantime, churches will at least have a drafted version of the New Testament.

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    JAMAMADÍ; Brazil; 300. In answer to prayer, the language team, now at retirement age and physically limited, was miraculously able to get visas for two indigenous speakers to live with them in Texas for a few months. As a result, they were able to finish the translation of the New Testament earlier than hoped and now are working on computerized manuscript checks.

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    CULINA; Brazil; 2,540. Please lift up this translation team in prayer as they work steadily on the remaining Scripture portions, and ask the Lord to protect them from spiritual attack. Pray for the team to have the stamina to finish the translation and checking in the next two years, and then printing in 2014. In the meantime, lift up the Culina Christians. Pray that the Holy Spirit enables them to break away from their sin.

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    BAKAIRÍ; Brazil; 950. After much prayer and tribulation, the translation process for the New Testament was finally finished and typesetting completed in June 2011. Pray that the printed copies will arrive quickly in good condition and that hearts will be prepared to use it effectively at the dedication and beyond.

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