More chapters of these 2 languages have arrived in recent days
More chapters of these 2 languages have arrived in recent days
The world’s poorest nations (according to the International Monetry Fund table – please see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_GDP_%28PPP%29_per_capita ) are in Africa plus Nepal and Myanmar. For now i’ll leave Afghanistan to Pakistan – who have already sent me some easyFarsi.
Tomorrow i visit Bethany Church, Southall, London to find supporters for my Indian friends in Haryana, North India. They have teams doing veryeasy and easy level A Hindi, Tamil and Marathi that need encouragement and support.
Also i soon expect level A Luke in easyTagalog from Manilla, Philippines. The same level in easyTumbuka is progressing well in Malawi.
I’ve arranged for the printing of 50 strong copies of gospel stories in veryeasyZande and i’ll get them to South Sudan as soon as i can. Then 150 will be printed on Anglesey through the kindness of Ian of Cefni Computers and posted later.
Sadly the easy Somali i was sent was soon shown to be copied from an existing Somali Bible – thanks to a SIM friend – and has been removed from this site. Since then i’ve been in discussions with a few friends about Muslim friendly translations for countries like Somalia, Pakistan and Malaysia. Please pray that we may all grow in wisdom on such matters.
But easyHindi at the same level A and also first verses from Luke’s Gospel has arrived in time for me to print out and show to Indian church leaders in Southall – a very Indian part of London on Thursday.
I’ll also be taking veryeasyHindi, Marathi and Tamil from the same team in N India.
My aim is that wealthy Indians in London take responsiblity for India from me – like wealthy Chinese friends in Hong Kong are doing for China. This is the pattern of the future for easyBibles. I can then concentrate on the 20 poorest nations; mainly in Africa – as shown on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_GDP_(PPP)_per_capita .
More joy from DRC (their Swahili is slightly different from Tanzanian Swahili) and Zambia. Ch 1-4 easyTumbuka level A Luke arrived checked from Malawi, today.
KABWE is at last producing results. Level B Bemba – Matthew coming soon after further checks.
3 chapters of easyNepali level A Luke from Katmandu – and a set of Gospel Stories in veryeasyBemba from Zambia – have arrived.
Please click on quality.easyBibles.com then on ‘TOP TEAMS’ and rejoice!
India has recently joined China, Madagascar and probably Pakistan in wishing to be independent of www.easyBibles.com. They will soon have their own websites for easy to read scriptures – and i can concentrate financies on those needy countries remaining – mainly in Africa.
Please see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_GDP_(PPP)_per_capita to show where i need to concentrate my energies. Those nations at the foot of the tables.
First it is wonderful that a full set of 12 veryeasyTurkish gospel stories have arrived from Istanbul.
My third trip to Stavanger Lutheran Missionary College (MHS) was so productive that my next trip in the Autumn might be back to this college or to similar Lutheran colleges in Finland, Germany or Sweden. The professor of Chinese at MHS who admires the level A chapters in easyChinese (particularly the way in which the short sentences flow together) has kindly agreed to provide me with references. I continually thank Pastor Vidar and the International Church meeting in MHS for unswerving support.
The highlight was meeting Pastor Rune who really loves severely learning disabled children and prepares them one-to-one for Confirmation.(Please read my previous blog.)
At MHS, I’ve made good contacts for Tagalog, Xhosa, Swahili, Fulani, Amharic and Oromo. But the best student – who already has a PhD came from Madagascar – where the language is Malagasy. Olivier remarked that I had given him the message and now :
‘As a pastor and a Bible translator, it is my job to provide easy to read Bible materials for poor readers in my country.’ Halleluyah!!
Watching Norway’s encouragement of easyBibles has also brought into renewed action several old friends. The power of Reconciliation from the Holy Spirit is impressive and has lead to easySomali for refugees in Kenya; stronger easySwahili and easyLuo (and perhaps soon easyGita) all from Tanzania; better easyLingala and ‘French for Africa’ from DRC; a new enthusiastic team from Zambia doing easyBemba – mostly at level A and starting with Luke.
My American friend Eric Morris is offering some help with clean water and this may well fit Malawi – where Caleb who helps Zamoza with easy(level A) and veryeasyTumbuka is also passionate about clean drinking water for schools.
Nations independent of www.easybibles.com may soon be – China, South Sudan, Madagascar and Pakistan. Next could soon be India, Tanzania and indeed the whole of East Africa…..
My health is very good for my age, 72. Will I really need a successor?? – each country already has many leadership structures – churches and Bible Societies.
In Malagasy – Olivier & John, both with PhDs are also working with the Bible Society.
My Prophetic messages are not unique – many other leaders who might not agree with them and who travel could do easyBibles; several have tried; please keep trying!
The need is OBVIOUS; GO FOR IT; TELL ME YOUR WEBSITE AND I’LL GLADLY LINK TO IT – AS LONG AS IT’S FROM AN ORGANISATION THAT BELIEVES THAT NATIONS SHOULD BECOME INDEPENDENT AND OWN THE COPYRIGHT FOR THEIR OWN BIBLES.
LEVEL A LUKE’S GOSPEL – TRANSLATED AND ADAPTED USING LEVEL A EASYENGLISH (which was checked by SIL) IS A VERY USEFUL SOURCE TO BE USED ALONGSIDE EXISTING BIBLES TO PRODUCE OTHER EASYLANGUAGES – Chinese, Zande (South Sudan), Tumbuka (Malawi), Hindi, Swahili, Chin (Myanmar)….
New members –
J from Nepal (working for my old friend, H, the president of their large organisation, – with 200 languages – but starting with easyNepali at level A.)
N from Turkey – veTurkish – I keep confidentiality for dangerous countries.
God is opening many doors! Praise Him! My apologies to people I’ve forgotten to include – this time.
I’ll update ‘Top Teams’ on ‘quality.easyBibles.com’ next week before I travel to Almouth north of Newcastle to meet Br Desmond at the Anglican Franciscan Priory.
I hope also to meet Novices from Germany and Sweden. By the way, isn’t it great that Pope Francis is turning his back on pomp and show and seeking out the poor.
Thanks for your prayers,
Martin & Jenny
Last Friday in Stavanger Missionary College, Norway i met Pastor R who is pioneering one to one teaching similar to the attitudes of Jean Vanier of L’arche.
He deeply loves and seeks to learn himself from disabled people. He, kindly gave me a set of 80 boxed picture cards. I’ll give them to my wife, Jenny who also sometimes helps, one to one, children with severe learning difficulties. I wish, i could put these pictures onto the Royal easyBibles part of this site. But they are, of course, copyright. Perhaps i’ll soon be able to put an advert telling you where to buy them.
Two friends i’ve known for over ten years have also brightened my week here.
Revd Samuel Mpanilehi, currently touring Germany to raise funds for FORM his charity in Musoma, Tanzania helping AIDs orphans is freely checking level A Luke in easySwahili (i’ll upload ch 2 today) and will soon translate John ( to be checked by Rickenson Moshi, here in Norway) – all for no money. I’ll just help pay for printing.
East Africa is rapidly moving towards independence from www.easyBibles.com – like China and …watch this space!
They will all soon need their own websites.