Email Update, September 2017

January 5, 2019 in Wycliffe, Africa, Bible translation, Front, Tanzania by Mark

Every few weeks we send out newsletters or email updates. Our latest update from September 2017 is now available, with news of the Burunge New Testament celebration! If you would like to sign up to receive these regularly, you can do so here.

Thank you for your continued support for us over the last few weeks. We have been busy since we returned to Tanzania in June with lots of travel and a New Testament celebration, and are currently packing for a brief trip to the US for some meetings, and a chance to catch up with friends and family.

Burunge New Testament Celebration

On August 23rd, Mark had the privilege of being part of the celebration of the publication of the New Testament in the Burunge language – the culmination of many years of hard work for the team in the Dodoma office.

The celebration took place in the village of Goima, with several hundred Burunge present, along with special guests from the government, partner organisations, and others representing funders and donors from overseas. Choirs sang and danced, the Scriptures were brought in in boxes and prayed over, and pastors and others read from the New Testament and preached in Burunge.

The overwhelming feeling of the day was that the Burunge are proud to now have the New Testament available in their language. For the community, it is a testimony to the fact that God knows and loves them, that he sees them and he speaks their language. Our prayer is that the Scriptures will be well used in the lives of individuals and churches, and that God will speak to people through them.

Burunge New Testament dedication

Burunge New Testament dedication

You can read the whole update for more information. Thank you for praying for us!