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Jan 4, 2017

First Scriptures: God Speaks Mbugwe!

Written by Kenny G

image: The Bwisi people welcomed their New Testaments by carrying them in a special way.The crowd laughs during the story of Ruth as they
hear it being read aloud in Mbugwe, their mother tongue.
(photo: Mark Woodward)

There was great excitement in the Mbugwe language community when they gathered to celebrate receiving the Scripture of Ruth and Jonah in their mother tongue.

The books arrived in a large box amidst a parade of Mbugwe people singing and dancing. As the box was opened, people from the crowd immediately came forward for the books. They were asked to be patient until the celebration was finished, but their excitement was not diminished as all the books were quickly sold when they were available.

Emmanuel Shishe, one of the Mbugwe translators, read in Mbugwe and spoke about each book. There was joy and laughter as the crowd responded.

Requests are still coming quite long after the celebration, from community members, secondary school teachers, and others who would like copies of the books. For the first time, the Mbugwe felt that God knows their language. Please pray for the continued work of the Mbugwe translators.

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