Last week I had the privilege of joining with the Mbugwe language community in Tanzania’s Manyara Region as they celebrated the publication of the books of Ruth and Jonah in their language. Apart from some old Mbugwe Scriptures that are now out of print, these are the first books that have been produced…
At the end of August, I flew to Mbeya in southwest Tanzania, to be attend the dedication of several books of the Bible in the Safwa language. The books of Ruth, Jonah, Mark, 1 & 2 Timothy and Titus, are the first to be published in Safwa, and were greeted with much singing, dancing and joy by the crowd assembled in the town of Mbalizi, about 30 minutes drive from Mbeya.
Andrew and Misha are friends of ours who are working in Tanzania’s Mara Region to support local pastors as they translate the Bible into several languages there. Their blog is always interesting to follow, both to gain an insight into the kinds of issues that they encounter in their work and also to see what daily life is like for them in Mara.
After many years of hard work a couple of weeks ago the Sangu people of Tanzania’s Mbeya Region were able to celebrate the publication of the first ever books of the Bible in their language. Jonah, Ruth, Mark, 1 and 2 Timothy, Titus, and Philemon have all been translated and are now available to the Sangu people.