The Loron believers in Ivory Coast are so eager to have the whole Bible translated into their own language that they have committed themselves to raising at least $1,000/£650 a year to help pay some of the wages of those whom God has raised up from among them to become involved in the translation project.
One thousand dollars a year may not sound like a lot to a western audience, but for a group of people who have only recently moved out of an almost stone-age existence, and who still produce nearly all their own food by hand, it is a huge undertaking. They achieved their goal in 2014, and again in 2015. Their enthusiasm and dedication has been an inspiration.
It has taken many, many years to reach the point where 55% of the Loron New Testament has been translated and put into print. Three Loron men, Donald, Samuel and Jeremie, make up the new translation team, with others helping with various other tasks. They are making steady progress in producing working drafts of the remaining books of the New Testament.
As we look to the Lord to see a mature and growing church established among the Loron people, would you pray that the necessary resources will be available to quickly complete this essential task of Bible translation?