It’s hard to imagine the thrill of being able to read the Bible for the first time in your mother tongue but we are so glad the Mbembe people of Cameroon will shortly be able to do so. Thanks for all the prayers and donations from the folks in KFC over the last 10 years or so. It has not been in vain- see the excerpt from the letter from Wycliffe Bible Translators below:
“Dear Kirkcaldy Free Church,
Thank you so much for the faithful support of Kirkcaldy Free Church for the Mbembe translation project for many years. We really appreciate your sacrificial giving and your prayers so that the Mbembe people could have access to God’s word in their own language.
The New Testament has now been completely drafted and checked, and preparations are underway for printing it prior to the launch in 2018 (see below).
One man, who had read Luke’s gospel, commented that the word of God is light, and he can’t wait to read the whole New Testament. Fifteen people were baptised in a small church earlier this year; the growth of the church is very visible. It’s great to see that people are already hearing God speak to them through is word.
Although the New Testament hasn’t yet been printed, we give thanks to God that we now have all the funds we need to reach this goal.”
We continue to pray that more lives will be changed as the Word is read and preached. And we pray that as the Mbembe people who are already Christians read of Jesus in their own language, that they would see him more clearly and in so doing be transformed more and more into the image of Christ.
2 Corinthians 3 v18: “And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another”.
Below we see a picture of the main translator- Abe Paul.