THE MAKHUA SHIRIMA
PEOPLE OF MOZAMBIQUE, AFRICA

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This website is primarily dedicated to the Bible Translation work done in Muapula, Niassa, Mozambique, but it also provides a glimpse into some of the other wonderful ministries and activities there.

What lies ahead in 2020?

* By early 2020 we will have finalized the (new) New Testament. This is important for a number of reasons;
* We are busy planning and discussing the recording of the Makhua New Testament in AUDIO, hopefully starting by the end of April 2020. We aim to have the recording available by July/August 2020.
* In this regard we are in the process of partnering with Audio Scripture Ministries (an American couple based in the South of Mozambique in Xai-Xai who has all the equipment and studios necessary);
* We plan to have a thorough final read of the text of the whole Bible for the first 9 months of 2020, with the aim of handing the final text over to the printers by the end of 2020. (There are a few amazing spin-off possibilities from the text and audio recording that I won’t go into now, but it is EXCITING);
* We are looking at a few MASSIVELY IMPORTANT fund raising possiblities in 2020, since the audio recordings, but especially the final printing, will be very costly.
* In fact,  lot of 2020 will be about raising funds to be able to print the Bible. After some serious calculations with the help of a number of knowledgable people in this field, the aim for this overall cost is
65000 US Dollars. This is a once-off amount OVER AND ABOVE the normal funds needed each year for the project.
* These estimates are complicated by the fact that the printing of the Makhua Bible will probably be done in China (special paper is used, otherwise the Bible is too thick to bind). This means that we will have to negotiate at least three currencies and exchange rates….
* From China these Bibles will have to be shipped to either South Africa or Mozambique and from there imported to Mozambique and transported to Muapula.
* We are convinced that, if we could give the final document in for printing at the end of this year, we would easily be able to set an INAUGURATION DATE of July 2021.
* We have some wonderful and strategic plans in place for the distribution of the first batch of Bibles through the whole province of Niassa, as well as for the inauguration in Muapula.


We will update these aims as things move along.

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COPIES OF 20 OLD TESTAMENT BOOKS
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