Final Check of Simbari New Testament Completed
Thanks for praying for the Simbari translation checking over the last week. We are happy to report that we finished the final consultant check of the Simbari New Testament today, February 12, 2020. The checking went well and we finished ahead of schedule. Our thanks to Jason Stuart, our consultant on this check, for his contribution to the Simbari translation project through months of pouring over the text and checking our source language exegesis, checking the translated form and confirming the communication effectiveness with Simbari speakers. We are also grateful to the Simbari translation team who helped us with this check. Their names are Raymond, Klibon, Abraham and Ekim. Many other Simbari people helped in earlier stages as well. In fact we have a huge team all working together that have helped make this milestone possible. Thanks so much to all of you for the part you have played to help bring God’s Word to the Simbari people in their own language!
We will be heading into the bush to spend some time in the village to encourage the Simbari church. During that time we will be working on some adjustments to the translation based on the recommendation of the consultant. These small adjustments do not require any further consultant checking. We will also do final spell-checking on the latest books and double-checking biblical term consistencies. We have some Simbari Bible lessons to proof as well. After our time in the bush we will be returning to the states to prepare the finished draft for printing.
Thanks again for praying! We will keep you posted on the progress.