The Ewe translators are almost finished with John and Romans. The translators met in August to review the progress and found that each book was within about five chapters being finished. Some of the translators don't have computers, so they have hand written their translations. These hand written translations need to be typed by someone else. The gentleman doing the typing was not able to finish the typing in time for the October meeting due to family sickness. Therefore, the scheduled October meeting had to be postponed. When the translators have finished translating and checking John and Romans, Steve Zeinner and Jim Taylor and Steve Combs will return to Togo to do accuracy testing of the translation and to impart more training. If the team is in agreement we will go to print in preparation of sending a container of French whole Bibles...New Testaments...and bi-lingual French/Ewe John and Romans. Pastor Nugent of Grace Baptist Church, Lee Summit MO, has committed to pay and assemble 2,000 whole French Bibles, which is a huge blessing! We are now at $16,000 of the $40,000 needed for this project. It is also hoped that God will give us extra donations to cover the purchase of five computers for the translation team. Any donation amount will help. You may send donations to Plantation Baptist Church, Plantation, Fla. or use the Paypal connection on our web site, www.bpsglobal.org.
Would you please consider helping?
The German translation continues to make progress. The following books have been translated and are in the checking process: Genesis, John, and Romans. The Book of Luke is currently being translated. The Book of Redemption has also been translated and is being checked. We are interested in talking to anyone who knows German as their mother tongue and will be willing to volunteer some time to read through the books that have already been translated listed above. We need them to make notes of areas where the translation is weak or incorrect.
If you are interested in doing that, please contact us through the contact page on our web site, www.bpsglobal.org. The Photos are of Steve Combs and James Kramer, the translator.
Steve and Suzanne Combs' recent trip to Sacramento, California had some very positive steps. The trip was for two purposes. One was to see their son, Rob, and his wife, Denisse, who live in Sacramento. The second was to contact pastors there and make them aware of our ministry. Steve had very positive visits with Pastor Robert Jupp of Calvary Baptist Church, Pastor Charles Carter of Grace Baptist Church, and Pastor Justin Soto of River City Baptist Church. He also planned to visit Pastor David Quitevis in the northern San Francisco area, but the nearby fires in Napa Valley made them decide not to.
Some of my awesome duties and privileges are to present the need of Bible translation in churches and colleges. On this trip Connie and I traveled to Alaska, the scenery was breath taking, and at every glance we were in awe of God’s magnificent creation. I preached and had some great meetings presenting the ministry and making new contacts. We saw old friends and made some new ones. Travels took us from Anchorage, to Fairbanks, to Valdez, and then back to Anchorage. We were able to meet with some great people and discuss the world of Bible Translation.