Recent Updates & Stories

The Whitesands villagers of Vanuatu sang as they marched nearly a mile behind four Scouts carrying boxes of newly translated Scriptures and MegaVoice audio players. It was a moving moment when the lead translator opened the boxes. Following a prayer of dedication, many lined up to purchase a printed New Testament or an audio Scripture player.

Many people sat down immediately to read the Word of God in their own language, while others listened to Scripture readings, songs, and study materials on their new audio players.

Thank you for making it possible for the people of Whitesands to hear and study Scripture in the language that speaks mostly clearly to their hearts!

People reading their new Scriptures.

Praise God for the Whitesands Scripture that was dedicated in January.

Please pray for the people of the Paama and Lenakel language groups, also in Vanuatu, who anticipate the arrival of their Scripture texts and audio Scripture players.

Watch a video here about JAARS Day. We hope you'll...

Watch a video here about JAARS Day. We hope you'll come out to spend a day at our headquarters! Ride in a helicopter or a five-seat plane. See how people get Internet in the rainforest. Record your voice into the JESUS film. You’ll get an up-close look at Bible translation, and why it relies on practical support like boats, 4WDs, and software. Get details for the March 14 event here.

At the website building workshop in Togo last month, Chabi led devotions one morning with some thoughts on II Corinthians 10:3-5:

"For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ...."

The church is challenged. If the church wants to be effective, we have to decide: do we let the world influence us, or do we influence the world. How do we fight? The Bible text says that we are human, but we do not fight in a human way…

However, we do use the internet. Personally, I do not build this website in order to show the world that our language is as good as other languages. My goal is that people find Christ. I urge you all to find strategies so that as many people as possible visit our sites – so that souls are saved.

speaker of Nateni, a language spoken by 58,000 people in Togo
Chabi speaks Nateni, a language spoken by 58,000 people in Togo.