A translation must stand on two legs to make it good as far as church planting is concerned. Those two legs are literacy and discipleship without which the translation, no matter how well done, will not have the desired effect needed for a good church plant.
I have had the privilege to watch a church plant in Bisorio by dedicated families working together from start to finish using literacy and discipleship to make the translation come alive in a tribal setting. Now after many years the old worn Bisorio Bible speaks for itself, It is being read because of literacy and other villages have been reached because of discipleship.
A church plant is much more than just a gospel message, it is years of giving them your all because they have become dear to you. I Thessalonians 2:8 we see the apostle Paul sum it up so well. “So being affectionately desirous of you, we were willing to have imparted unto you, not the gospel of God only, but also our own souls, because ye were dear unto us.”
Did you notice Paul used the word we not me? It takes a team to get a translation into their hands and a church that can go the distance even to the regions beyond. Thank you for your part working in the team to get the gospel message into the hands of those without and yes, we can finish the work he has placed in our hands.