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people, three dedicated local translators moved to the capital city to live and work. They also travelled through areas that were dangerous, because of political instability, to check translated portions with pastors in the homeland where the Rose language is spoken. Rose speakers gathered in April 2009 for a dedication ceremony that included a selection of songs and readings by local youths. Numbering 2.5 million, Rose speakers can now own and read a copy of the New Testament in their heart language. Twenty literacy classes are running well and the team is preparing supplementary Bible study materials. People in the Rose community support language work and literacy being done by the team, as these activities serve as a bridge to the wider nation. The Sapar* New Testament was dedicated in December 2008. The books are now in the hands More On The Web:'PSNPSFJOGPSNBUJPO of the people, who number BCPVU(MPCBM1BSUOFS-JOLBOEJUTQSPKFDUT  11,000. WJTJUXXXHMPCBMQBSUOFSMJOLDB One translation team member described the delivery of the New Testaments by a van to their office gate: “The entire staff came out to carry all the Bibles into the office. Everyone was so excited and happy, and couldn’t wait to open the boxes. Very soon all the wrapping was being ripped off and New Testaments were appearing everywhere! Then all of us gathered together and gave thanks to our Lord and offered this New Testament to Him.� In the midst of the joy, there was sadness, as well, as they remembered the main translator. He was killed in an accident a few months earlier, just after completing the last of his portion of translation work on the New Testament. Getting the books to the dedication location in December posed a challenge because summer floods had washed out part of a highway. God answered prayer when a partner organization offered to hand-carry the books. A team that included 12 porters carried 1,000 copies of the New Testament and 700 copies of a newly printed hymnbook, an uphill trek that took several days. “The hunger for the New Testament was very great,� says a project member, “and the first 400 Sapar New Testaments sold within five minutes. Not long after, another 500 were distributed. People were very eager to get a copy and promised to use it in their churches.�

There is already a need for reprinting the New Testament, as all the original copies have been distributed.

A First for TAP Another New Testament dedication of special interest was in the Kinaray-a language, held September 2009 in the Philippines. Speakers of the language number 378,000. This is the first New Testament completed by the Translators Association of the Philippines (TAP). The organization was started in 1983, with the encouragement of SIL International, Wycliffe’s key partner organization, as a way to actively involve Filipinos in translation work. The governor of Antique province, one of the speakers at the dedication, purchased 300 copies to give to every government employee who speaks Kinaray-a and also to Kinaray-a people in prison. *Pseudonym used due to sensitivity

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/FX5FTUBNFOUT Location No. of Groups Combined Total Populations Africa . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    Asia . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    1BDJĂśD . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   "NFSJDBT . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   Totals . . . . . . . . . . . 29 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6,708,428

/FX5FTUBNFOUT 0ME5FTUBNFOU1PSUJPOT Location

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Asia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   Totals . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12,600,000

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No. of Groups

Combined Total Populations

Asia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8,000

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No. of Groups

Combined Total Populations

"NFSJDBT . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32,600 Total Scriptures . . .32 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19,349,028

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Word Alive Magazine - Spring 2010  

From adventure racing in the Rockies to Vision Trips in South Asia, Wycliffe Canada engages young adults in the Bible translation movement.

Word Alive Magazine - Spring 2010  

From adventure racing in the Rockies to Vision Trips in South Asia, Wycliffe Canada engages young adults in the Bible translation movement.

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