Praise God! The field recording of the Malayalam New Testament, Easy-Read-Version, is complete and on its way to our studios. This will be fast-tracked to allow projects to begin in December, so the people living in rural areas who speak this language can know of Christ’s love for them!
Recording teams are preparing to do projects for smaller language groups and have to travel to remote locations. Please pray for safety for the teams as they travel; for them to find the best voice talents; for continued community support that will result in an efficient recording project; that God would touch the lives of those involved.
Faith Comes By Hearing has recently completed the sixth New Testament recording this year in Indonesia. Please pray that God’s Word would spread rapidly and that He would be honored by those who are listening.
Please continue to pray for the areas of this country that have been declared a disaster zone by the government due to heavy floods caused by monsoon rains; for the refugee camps that sustained extensive damage; and for our partners in those areas.
Please continue to pray as the communities in this country recover from the Gorkha earthquake. There are still occasional aftershocks, but our partners are not nervous. Listening groups are starting to form again throughout many of the regions as lives get back to normal.
Praise God! The Sunuwar New Testament field recording is complete and is in our studios after many challenges. Music and sound effects are being added to the recording and it should be ready for use in the villages within the next month.
Papua New Guinea:
Praise God! The Ese New Testament field recording is complete. The files will be sent to our studios in the coming weeks for final mixing and mastering. Please pray that as the 10,000 Ese speakers listen to God’s Word, they would be encouraged and their lives would be changed.
Praise God! The recording of the Gospel of Mark in Melpa was completed a few months ago. Now, the rest of the New Testament is underway in the PNG Highlands. Please pray for stamina for all involved, including the team members, as this is their first complete New Testament recording project; for them to develop good work habits, and to stay focused; that the speakers who are scheduled to record would show up on time every day; and for the project to go smoothly and be completed on time.
Please continue to pray for our FCBH Recording Manager. Recently, while he was away from home on a trip, someone attempted to break into his house where his children and their babysitter were sleeping. The babysitter woke up when the dogs began barking, confronted the would-be intruder who was armed, and scared him away with her audacity. While the intruder was thwarted, he did take the family’s sense of security. Please pray that God would comfort and protect him and his family.
Please pray as we seek to strengthen partnerships with existing ministries who are working in Bible translation; that strategies would emerge to accelerate the rate of producing quality recordings in the 100+ languages that have completed New Testaments.
Please continue to pray for the new FCBH Coordinator to develop good partnerships for implementing Bible listening groups within the country.