A regional recording studio is a hub of activity, serving the needs of a number of translation projects currently underway in the area. With the assistance of three trained staff members, translation teams record Scripture, worship songs, and Bible stories local languages. For the first time, local languages in this region now have access to God’s Word in an audio format.
The studio’s busy schedule makes good use of its professional facilities and media staff. Projects may vary: An entire New Testament or a single book. The JESUS film dubbed in a local language. Worship songs. Bible stories. Even health information. As soon as materials are ready, local translation teams can head to the studio—without worrying about the huge cost of renting.
The staff continues to provide training and mentoring to local translation teams. As materials become available, they assist teams in recruiting talented speakers to record the materials. Encouraging local pastors to use audio and visual materials in local languages in their worship and teaching is an ongoing focus.
Your support will ensure that studio operating costs, including staff salaries, are met; that equipment—like audio Scripture players—is available to distribute recorded materials; and that staff members can attend workshops to sharpen and upgrade their skills.
Churches use audio-visual materials, too. Many are springing up here. When their pastors and members have easily understood Scriptures, they no longer struggle to understand, deepen, and share their faith.
Take the A* people group. Several members attended an ethnomusicology workshop to learn how to compose worship songs in their local language. Later they came down to the studio to record their songs. They shared that these songs have brought great changes in their church worship life. One brother said, “The songs I composed are now part of my life. Through them I praise the real God, and I have joy in praising him.”
*For the success of this project, we can’t name the specific region of Asia or a specific people group.