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Mar 18, 2015

Remember and Celebrate

Written by Kathryn A.

ugandamemorial-stones2015sml Lubwisi, Lugungu, Lugwere and Lunyole memorial stones. 
This is a great milestone for these people who have been waiting so many years to receive God's Word in their own language. Up to now, they have been using Scriptures in the languages of neighbouring people groups, which they don't understand fully.

During the celebrations, one speaker spoke of God's instructions to Joshua and the Israelites after they crossed the River Jordan - see Joshua Chapter 4. They were to take twelve stones out of the River Jordan to set up as memorial stones, one for each of the tribes of Israel. These were to remind them and their descendants of how God enabled them to cross the Jordan in a miraculous way. In the light of this, the translators from these four Ugandan languages did something similar to commemorate the completion of the New Testament translations. It was a moving moment as one translator from each language lifted up a memorial stone bearing the name of his language. The smiles on the translators' faces reflected the joy of celebration and the sense of accomplishment as well as anticipation of the forthcoming publication of God's Word in their language.


conf-grp-2015 A time to remember and celebrate what God has done
among 4 translation projects in Uganda.

Currently, the translators are going through a long process of detailed checks on their New Testament translations to ensure they are accurate, consistent and correctly written in the language. Then they will work with a typesetter to prepare the text for publication. Please pray for patience and stamina for the translators as well as God's protection upon them and their families as they do this important work. As we give thanks to God for enabling these people to receive God's Word in their language, please pray that God will prepare people's hearts to receive it and be transformed.


" word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it." Isaiah 55 v 11.


lubwisismlLubwisi Project

lugungu_smlLugungu Project

lugwere_sml03Lugwere Project

lunyole_smlLunyole Project

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