Stories From the Field
Seizing the moment in Sudan
A group of Sudanese refugees is learning the fundamentals of sound Bible translation so they can take God's Word back to mill...
Open Bible Stories open doors for Gospel in Venezuela
For Piaroa Christians like Alejandra, having unfoldingWord’s Open Bible Stories translated from Spanish into her heart langua...
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Bible Without a Village

On December 4, our Spanish Gateway Language partners held their first translation workshop with Portuguese translators. Portuguese is the Gateway to 530 people groups representing about 50 million people. With these strategic tools, they can meet the “Bible without a village” problem experienced by people like the Xavante in western Brazil.

“American missionaries translated the Bible for us 50 years ago,” said a Xavante leader. “They did the best they could, but we call it a Bible without a village because it doesn’t reflect how we talk. If this is God’s Word, then he doesn’t speak our language well. We want a new translation. But no mission agency will touch it because ‘it’s been done.’” The Xavante are motivated to do it!

unfoldingWord’s Gateway Language strategy puts powerful translation tools in the hands of people like the Xavante, who know how the Bible should sound in their heart language. They are believers with the determination and dedication to finish the task.

Your gift today equips these Bibleless people groups so that there will never be a village without a Bible or a Bible without a village. Thank you!

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Stories From the Field

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    • Bible Without a Village

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      • September 20, 2021

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