Monday, August 5, 2013

Manjaku Translation Project

An Update from the Translation Project Brevard Community Church is supporting with our tithe from the cost of the expansion of the building. Our teams have gone to Guinea-Bissau and worked with some of those directly involved in translating the Scriptures into Manjaku. The following is taken from The Seed Company newsletter.

Manjaku New Testament

“From Paul to Translators:

As the Apostle Paul wrote to his apprentice, Timothy, “Hold on to the pattern of wholesome teaching you learned from me – a pattern shaped by the faith and love that you have in Christ Jesus. Through the power of the Holy Spirit who lives within us, carefully guard the precious truth that has been entrusted to you.” (2 Timothy 1:13-14, NLT)

Translators follow this same set of instructions as they work their way through the New Testament. They “hold on to the pattern of wholesome teachings” throughout the translation process.

The “precious truth” found in Jonah, 1 and 2 Timothy and James are still being distributed as churches, literacy classes, and others request them.
The translators also completed the first draft (where translators analyze what a passage says and produce a first draft) and team check (where translators check each verse for accuracy and clarity) of Matthew, Mark and John. They will continue with the community test (where translators share drafted Scripture with community members to test how it communicates) of these books as they begin the first draft process of Luke, Romans and Hebrews. The team looks forward to the literacy training for church leaders in Guinea Bissau.”

Please continue to pray the Manjaku will have the complete Word of God in their heart language.

 - Alan Perry, BCC 
Missions Pastor