After initial socio-linguistic research to determine the roles the missionary family should focus on in order to effectively serve Christ and His work here, Bible translation for the Fang people was highlighted as the most prominent area of need. Later, in 2000, based on significant events, they sensed that God would have them to broaden the focus by developing a team, fervently praying as Jesus instructed his followers. “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field. Luke 10:2 NIV.
Our O.I. missionary says that, “With God’s help, and after much prayer, we have produced a plan whereby the people here in Equatorial Guinea, Africa, especially the FANG might be impacted on a personal and practical level, while carrying out the purpose of Bible translation, literacy, and church leadership development by Christian missionaries. This can only be done when people are in contact with people. You may just be that missionary!
Project Name: Equatorial Guinea Project
- Description of Field and Project: Bible Translation, Literacy, Theological Education by Extension, English as a ministry, National church retreats
- Pertinent statistics for your field: 500,000 +/- speakers of a previously unwritten language.
- Missionaries involved: 4 adults with OI, numerous other adults with other agencies serving alongside us.
PRAISE GOD! As of March 2015, 5400 printed copies of the FANG New Testament arrived in Equatorial Guinea! Distribution started immediately! Thank you for your prayers and support that has made it possible to get the FANG New Testament translated, printed and now in the hands of the national people! To God be the glory!
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