Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The Twenty

So if we agree that Bible translation is a priority in missions, where is it needed most? According to a prominent Bible translation organization:
   We are reaching a critical time in history in which many of the world’s remaining Bible translation needs are located in nations that are difficult to reach. Although translation work should almost never be thought of as easy, we say that most of the “easier” translation projects have been completed. Most of the low-hanging fruit has been picked. 
     Of the remaining languages that need the Scriptures, many are located in areas where missionaries face greater obstacles and more significant risks than ever before. Often, these language communities cannot be mentioned by name for fear  of jeopardizing the safety of translators and their work. For intercessors, the limited availability of information can make the call to prayer daunting.
   A new prayer initiative, The Twenty, addresses these challenges, encouraging U.S. churches to pray for the twenty countries with the greatest remaining need for translation. We firmly believe that, by bathing each country in prayer, the gospel will go forth, the Scriptures will be translated and nations will be transformed.

1) Papua New Guinea
2) Nigeria
3) Indonesia
4) China
5) India
6) Democratic Republic of the Congo
7) Cameroon
8) Vanuatu
9) Nepal
10) Chad
11) Vietnam
12) Tanzania
13) Iran
14) Myanmar
15) Mexico
16) Central African Republic
17) Russia
18) Sudan
19) Malaysia
20) Pakistan
Please join us in praying for the nations needing scripture translation, and specifically Tanzania. Below is a Prayercast video for Tanzania. Well worth the 2 minutes. Thank you.

And He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation."  Mark 16:15

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