Many Xavante — especially young people — are highly motivated to grow their understanding of God by studying his Word in their language.
Recently, 35 people from 16 communities took part in a 15-month Bible study course in Xavante. Some walked long distances to attend, while others arrived by bicycle or motorcycle.
So we’re partnering with local translators to produce more of God’s Word in the Xavante language!
In this three-year project, an experienced team will continue work on the Old Testament. Along with selections from Genesis and Psalms, five previously translated books will be published — 2 Samuel, Esther, Proverbs, Joel and Jonah. Staff will also draft six others, including Isaiah.
In addition, a revision of the Xavante New Testament is desired. To meet the needs of the many people who are actively using it, several features will be updated. During this project, the team will finish revising the Gospels of Mark, Luke and John.
Team members will also produce an audio version of Luke.
Your prayers and gifts will help Xavante speakers gain access to more Scripture in a language and form that speaks to their hearts!
Funds in excess of the current need will be applied to a similar project or to future needs within the same project.