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  • Scripture engagement workshop in Tanzania

    A Scripture engagement workshop with pastors in the Zinza language area in northern Tanzania will take place during August. Please pray that the pastors would catch the vision and be passionate about helping people in their churches engage with God’s word in their language.

  • Westpoint Festival/New Frontiers Bible Week

    Pray for Josh Oldfield and Stewart Johnson of the UK church engagement team as they oversee the Wycliffe stand at the Westpoint Festival / NewFrontiers Bible Week. Pray for good conversations and contacts throughout the week.

  • SIL Nigeria strategy meetings

    Pray for the SIL* Nigeria strategy meetings that begin 25 August in Jos. Pray for good collaboration and partnership among various departments at these meetings and for strategic alignment according to God’s will in the areas of providing technical services to language projects, building capacity for formal training, translating Scripture through facilitating language projects and developing partnerships to meet remaining translation needs.

    *Wycliffe’s primary partner organisation

  • Mbeya language cluster project

    During August and September, literacy and Scripture engagement coordinators with the Mbeya Cluster Project in the United Republic of Tanzania, are training Sunday school teachers and Bible study leaders to engage others with the Bible in their language. This project involves nine denominations from nine language groups cooperating in a ground-breaking Bantu language initiative.The coordinators travel and facilitate workshops in their respective language areas during the dry season. Please pray for safety in travel, for a good response and for lives to be changed by the power of God’s Word.

  • Mbeya Cluster Project

    Throughout August and September the literacy & Scripture engagement coordinators working in their respective language areas in the Mbeya Cluster Project, Tanzania, will be busy travelling and doing workshops while the dry season lasts. These workshops are to train Sunday school teachers and Bible study leaders alongside teaching them to read and engage with the Bible in their language. Please pray for safety in travel, for a good response and for lives to be changed by the power of God’s word.

  • Ndut songs

    Please pray for the editing of songs recorded based on the book of Revelation in the Ndut language in Senegal which begins on 23 August.

  • Follow Up

    Praise God that approval came through for the translation of the UNESCO Advocacy Kit for Promoting Multilingual Education. Please pray that once published and distributed that this material will be useful in promoting the importance of mother tongue-based multilingual education. 

  • Local worker dies

    The local language project office manager, Robin, passed away on July 14 from a brain tumor. Robin served faithfully for 10 years. Please pray for his wife and family, that God would comfort them during this time of loss. Pray for their protection and provision.  

  • New seminary class about Bible translation

    A new course for pastors about Bible translation began on August 22 at ECWA Theological Seminary in Nigeria. Pray that the class, History and Role of Bible Translation: with a special focus on Africa, will help equip and motivate pastoral students about Bible translation and its strategic role in church ministry. Classes are held one day a week in Kagoro from August to December. Please pray for the teachers and all who attend. Thank God for this new opportunity.

  • New seminary class begins in Nigeria

    Pray for the new course to inform pastors about Bible translation that starts in Nigeria on 22 August. Pray for good a start to a new seminary class titled History and Role of Bible Translation - With a Special Focus on Africa aimed at equipping and motivating pastoral students about the strategic role Bible translation ministry plays in the church today. The course will be taught at ECWA Theological Seminary, Kagoro one day a week throughout the semester from August-December. This is the first class of its kind at this seminary, so thank God for this great open door!