THE MAKHUA SHIRIMA
PEOPLE OF MOZAMBIQUE, AFRICA

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ON 15 SEPTEMBER 2020:

24 681 $ RAISED

40 319 $ TO GO....! 


                                                                                                                                                                              
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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.


* Well, the latest is that the three Bible Readers arrived in Xai Xai on the 9th of September and has already been reading for a almost a week. Please continue to pray for Domingos, Alfonso and Bernardo for health and safety. Check out the pics and video below.   

 

Reading team arriving in Xai Xai





Domingos reading from Matthew
in the studio






Domingos reading from Matthew 5:
You are the salt and the light....

How appropriate and special!! 



* Lord willing I will travel to Johannesburg this Sunday (20 September) to send the text for the final read as cargo to Lichinga via Maputo. Once my team and I both have this in hand, it will indeed start a final read that will probably take quite a few months. 
 


Four copies of the Old and New Testament
ready for a final read




Makhua Shirima Old and New Testament
copy: all 1165 pages of it!

 

*We have recently moved down to "level 1" of lockdown in South Africa, which give much more freedom of movement. I am still not allowed to travel to Mozambique as international travel is still very complicated and requires an isolation period etc.

* For now, we have to negotiate an unparalleled global situation as best we could. This includes absorbing financial challenges the project faces given the global economic slump and situation. The past few months have seen a rather dramatic drop in our support.
In fact, August 2020 has been the worst month in 5 years in terms of our financial support. We are however fully convinced that God wants to put this Bible in the hands of the Makhua Shirima tribe and that He will see this translation through. 

* After the final read we will have to have a final discussion preferably with me present in Muapula, and then we will be looking at typesetting, technical preparing of the document etc. Once we have the final text, we will be able to approach the printers in China. At a later stage I will share more on the processes that follow after that.

* 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 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.



* Inevitably the final phase as a whole will take a little longer, but given the fact that we aimed at July 2021 to inaugurate the Bible (we gave ourselves some extra time for unforeseen events long before Covid 19), it does not look as if we will loose more than a few months in terms of the overall time the project will take until the inauguration.

 

 
PLEASE PRAY!


 

 
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UNDER "DONATIONS" TAB




SOME MORE VISUALS......


 TRANSLATION TEAM HARD AT WORK 


RAIMUNDO AND GERARD OLIVIER TAKING A
BREAK BETWEEN TRANSLATION SESSIONS




COPIES OF 20 OLD TESTAMENT BOOKS
PROVISIONAL TRANSLATION





 
A MESSAGE FROM THE MAKHUA TRANSLATION TEAM




THE MAKHUA CHRISTIAN LITERATURE CENTRE

 
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