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    BUM; Cameroon; 21,400. As this project draws to a close, pray that the traditional rulers in the area will support it and facilitate literacy. Pray that the local churches will continue to prepare the ground for the mother-tongue New Testament. Ask God to give the translators and consultant stamina, courage, and grace as they work on the few remaining books.

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    AKOOSE language, BAKOSSI people; Cameroon; 60,000. Praise God for the completion of this New Testament project! It was scheduled to be dedicated on November 19, 2011. Pray for good distribution and Scripture-use support.

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    SICITE; Burkina Faso; 38,000. Praise God for the progress of the translation team. Ask the Lord to provide a consultant so that the remaining books will not be delayed. If all goes as hoped, they will be typesetting in late 2013. However, they also need to raise interest in literacy classes before then. Pray for a good Scripture-use program that will allow the church to grow and for more people to be interested in learning to read the Scripture for themselves.

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    KAANSA; Burkina Faso; 6,000. Praise the Lord for his faithfulness; the translation team has finished all preliminary drafting of the entire New Testament. In order to typeset in 2013, the team still needs to do exegetical checking, consultant checking, revision, and concordance checking. Please pray for health, strength, wisdom, protection, and stamina for the team during these important steps. Ask the Lord to help them translate the Word in a way that is clear, accurate, and meaningful. Pray that the Word will be received with joy!

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    MEREY; Cameroon; 10,000. Praise God that the New Testament has been drafted and revised and that it is ready for typesetting. Thank the Lord that the leaders of five churches were involved in final revisions, and pray that these Scriptures will have an impact on these church leaders.

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    MAKAA; Cameroon; 80,000. Praise the Lord that the first draft is completed and many of the books have been approved by the consultant. Pray for the checks and revisions left. One big hurdle is making sure that the whole text is in the right dialect, since the translator is not of the reference dialect. Praise the Lord that a few church leaders are showing interest in the translated Scriptures. Pray that many more will see the value of using this mother-tongue Scripture in written form and the “JESUS” film. Continue to pray that many church leaders will join the team as they revise and polish the text before typesetting.

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    LAMNSO’; Cameroon; 125,000. In the Lamnso’ language, two Bibles will be printed for two different church denominations. Praise God for their partnership, and pray that it will open doors for further collaboration and a greater impact on the people. The Old Testament was scheduled to be completed in 2011, but pray that the revision of the New Testament can be finished soon so that they can be dedicated together in 2013. Ask the Lord to give the team courage, grace, health, and all they need in order to press on.

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    KWANJA; Cameroon; 20,000. The team is working to complete some Old Testament portions for the local church’s lectionary. Pray for Jonathan Burmeister in the United States and the team in Cameroon as they work long distance on translation checks. Pray that they would be able to communicate well and effectively.

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    JIMI; Cameroon; 3,500. Praise the Lord for one committed translator. Pray that he will find time to work on the draft, since he is already very busy with other responsibilities. Much of the first draft is completed. Pray that others in the community will become involved in the revision and completion of the New Testament. Ask the Lord to speak to them through His Word.

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    OKU; Cameroon; 40,000. Pray for protection and victory at this time when Satan multiplies attempts to frustrate the work. Praise God that technology and computers are working for the team, and pray for a way to meet the desired completion date in 2012. Ask the Lord to surround the team with encouraging and supportive people as they work toward their goal in the difficult task of Bible translation.

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    NUGUNU; Cameroon; 40,000. Praise the Lord that the translated Scripture is already bringing change in the spiritual life of the team members and in the wider community. Thank the Lord for a recording of the Gospel of Mark, and pray that this audio Scripture will also have an impact. Pray that the revision process will move more quickly so the team may complete the New Testament as scheduled in 2014. www.oneverse.org

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    MUYANG; Cameroon; 30,000. Praise God for good progress on the New Testament. Pray that all checking processes will be completed by mid-2012, when typesetting is scheduled. Pray for increased interest in literacy, especially in areas where very few classes have been held. Pray that mother-tongue Scripture will already be bearing fruit in the hearts and lives of project workers and the community around them.

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    META’; Cameroon; 87,000. Pray for the team as they do the final checking with the consultant. This task is always large and daunting; ask God to give them grace and stamina as they work toward typesetting, planned for 2012. Pray that they will meet the deadline.

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    YAMBETA; Cameroon; 3,700. Praise the Lord that some church leaders are seeing the importance of using mother-tongue Scriptures. Ask God to provide a large office space so the entire translation team can work together. They are striving to complete the New Testament translation by 2014 despite the death of one of the revisers, David. Pray for two newer team members to be able to contribute well to the work. Pray for the revisers to persevere in their commitment to do a Bible study together once a month. Ask God to expand the teaching of Yambeta in the schools.

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    VUTÉ; Cameroon; 20,000. The Vuté translation team is translating various portions of the Old Testament for their church lectionary. The team will not be able to meet their goals, though, if they don’t find exegetical help; pray that God will lead them to the right person to help them do the translation.

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    VAME; Cameroon; 8,500. Pray that the exegetical check on the translated New Testament will progress more quickly, without hindrances, so that the text will be ready for typesetting in late 2013. Pray that a new translation office in the area may be completed as well. Pray that the Vame people will use the mother-tongue Scriptures and that truth will find a way into their hearts.

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    BEDJOND (Nangnda); Chad; 36,000. Rejoice with the translation team that the Bedjond New Testament was scheduled for typesetting in July 2011. Pray that there will be no obstacles in the printing process and that it can be completed soon. In the meantime, ask God to prepare the hearts of the people to receive their newly-translated Scriptures.

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    DAGBA; Central African Republic; 44,000. The Dagba New Testament is going through the final checks before formatting, typesetting, and publication. Printing and distribution is scheduled for mid-2012. Ask the Lord to work out any obstacles ahead of time and to prevent any delays.

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    KENGA; Chad; 40,000. As of early 2012, the New Testament is being printed in Korea. Pray for its arrival in Chad later this year and that the dedication celebration will truly honor God and speak to many people’s hearts. Please also lift up the reading class participants in prayer, asking God that they would be motivated to improve their skills in readiness for the arrival of this precious book. Finally, thank God for the continuing translation of the Old Testament.

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    GOR; Chad; 200,000. The Gor team has adapted a Scripture draft from the related Bedjond translation. Praise God that they were able to do this! The mother-tongue translators plan to complete checking by March 2012; ask God that they would have the stamina and time to achieve this goal and begin typesetting by mid-2012.

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    CHADIAN ARABIC; Chad; 896,000. Ask the Lord to provide necessary funding for the printing process as the team sends the manuscript to the United Bible Society in Nairobi, Kenya, for typesetting in early 2012. Pray for good communication as everything is being worked out and for encouragement for all involved that God’s timing is perfect.

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    MBANDJA; Democratic Republic of the Congo; 362,000. The Mbandja Old Testament is completed. Ask God to protect everyone involved in the final stages of work: typesetting, printing, and delivery. Lift the typesetters up in prayer because they often work in a language they don’t understand. Ask God for His wisdom and skill so they may work accurately and efficiently. Pray for the printers and post-print workers, that the finished product will be of the highest possible quality and that the published books will be delivered safely.

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    MAYOGO; Democratic Republic of the Congo; 100,000. The Mayogo team has experienced some challenges in this past year: one key translator suddenly left the project, and two others have been taken away from their daily translation work at different points in time. Please pray that they will pick up speed again and that they will be able to stay focused until the end so they can finish the New Testament translation according to plan.

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    LOGO; Democratic Republic of the Congo; 200,000. Pray for the translation team as they work on the project outside of their hometown, dealing with health, communication, and housing troubles, among others. Please pray that they and their respective families will stay focused, strong, and healthy as they continue to face these challenges over the next few months before they reach the New Testament translation finish line. www.theseedcompany.org

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    JULA; Côte d’Ivoire; 179,000. Typesetting of the Jula Bible is scheduled to take place in 2012. Lift up in prayer the main translator and revisers as they read through the whole Bible once more, looking for any inconsistencies. Ask the Lord to protect the team physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Continue to pray for peace and stability in the Côte d’Ivoire, as the country experienced post-election violence.

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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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