No.37- Ethiopia; Distinguished enthusiasts; Flint

Ethiopia is doing very well with 4 level A easylanguages (Tigrinya, Somali, Amharic and Wolayitta) having finished all 4 gospels and Acts. They are also finishing Oromo and starting Southern Ethiopian languages Maale,Gamo and Gofa.

Like other teams they will soon finish translating and checking Joyce Ferrie’s 4 volumes of ‘veryeasy’ gospel stories.

We have many distinguished and experienced friends, who over the 14 years of ‘easyBibles’ have encouraged this ministry.

I mention some of them below :
1. Fr Jim Fallan i/c Family Prayers for whole Roman Catholic Church (Rosary).
2. Richard Hoyle i/c Eurasia for WBT/SIL.
3. Louis Ratman National Director for WBT/SIL Uganda then Malaysia
4. Fr Alberto Dalfovo – Principal, Philosophy Dept, Makerere, Uganda – who also helped start their Divinity School.
5. Revd Rajendrum formerly CEO Bible Socy of India
6. Fr Mario Cassello, Comboni Catholic missionary to Uganda
7. Andrew xxx a translation consultant for the United Bible Society, living in dangerous places.
8. Lutheran Professor of Chinese, Stavanger Missionary College
9. Professor Carlos Gohn, Brazil
10. Edward George, translation consultant FMPB India
11. Revd Norman Hillyer Librarian at Tyndale House, Cambridge
12. Mr Ma, Principal, Zhoukou Bible College, Henan Province, China,
13. Justus M. Marete, Director For Africa, BethanyKids
14. Several AIM missionaries, Uganda, South Sudan, Rwanda, Kenya
15. SIM leaders at Kijabe Hospital, Kenya

My apologies for those i’ve forgotten

This recent email came from an experienced and very brave missionary in West Kenya who with his wife ministers to Somali people :
‘Hello Martin,
I received a donation not long ago from the UK. And all the good things you are doing to make the gospel available to the marginalized people all around the globe God is going to reward you for that.
Be blessed and many greetings’

More news soon about our Kampala Conference – Dec 4 – 10th.

The featured photo is from North Wales Holiday Clubs – last year. Please pray as we move gently forward this Christmas in Flint. Churches in UK are sadly becoming quite weak – many Sunday Schools are closing. We have several missionaries now from Africa and Asia.

Please pray for South America and easySpanish, Tamil, Hindi, Urdu etc. It’s great that we have a new friend in Khartoum doing easyArabic.
Much to celebrate soon about 2018.
God is good -“All the time”

No.36 – TOP TABLE; 24 becomes 44 at Level A; Facebook groups

Today on my open fb groups : ‘Open House’, ‘’ and ‘SSM churches UK’ i put :
‘We thank and praise God that the number of teams doing level A translations has risen from about 24 to 44 in 3 months – including easySomali from Ethiopia and easySango from the Central African Republic. At our Kampala Conference (Dec 4 – 10) several teams will be displaying their level A New Testaments for critical checking. About 20 people hope to attend, We are much nearer to one of our targets – reaching the poorest 20 nations on Earth.
We do NOT do internet banking but if UK DONORS contact me at i ‘ll happily supply them with the relevant information for our new CIO.’

The explosion of interest is shown in our revised TOP TABLE
The QUALITY and RELEVANCE of our work is based upon field-testing in mother-tongue situations as well as the quality of one of our source texts The ‘EasyEnglish Bible’ – no. 12 in the Featured Photo from our friends in MissionAssist UK.

No.35 – Fasting Wed 1st Nov – DONATIONS button/page ready; major languages of East Africa being printed

At last the DONATIONS button is ready. When UK Donors email me i shall give them the Bank Sort Code and Bank Account Number and also email them the form to claim Gift Aid Tax – currently at 25%. Our CIO Reference Number is 1167836.

We are printing many 1st Editions ahead of our Kampala Conference Dec 4th to 10th. East African languages involved include – Swahili, Dholuo, Luganda, French, Lingala, Sango, Bari, Kakwa, Ekegusii, Lukhayo, Marachi, Lugbara, Juba Arabic, Zande, Ateso, Lusoga and Lukonzo. My apologies for leaving someone out. Then we shall use the many minds present and the results of field-testing before printing the 2nd Editions. This is important work.


Although they cannot get to this Conference we rejoice that Pastor Henok in Ethiopia is producing gospels in 5 languages, including Somali and Revd Vaiphei has made similar excellent progress in Manipur, India and also in neighboring Nagaland.


It is also wonderful to be working again with Steven Kaombe of Mozambique – whom i met at the Lilongwe Conference in 2009 and was a great help in Kabwe, Zambia for their Conference in 2012. Working under Bishop Isaac Makokha, Steven will encourage the nations of Southern Africa – with Chichewa, Yao, Portuguese, Bemba, Tumbuka….


We shall obey our government’s rules and not send funds directly to countries banned in ‘’ as we agreed with Barclays Bank. But sadly the world is full of refugees and languages cross national boundaries drawn up by Europeans.

The featured photo shows Kabaale from Kampala holding some recently produced easyLuganda gospels.

No.34 – CIO working; DONATIONS button/page; Manipur, India; Ethiopia & Camp Rhino, Uganda

Dear brother Martin as i have mention in my previous email, we conclude our one-day fasting program yesterday by 2pm, it was organised by our “vaiphei insung maicham committee” i am the chairman of the committee, more than hundreds of the vaiphei community were participating from different churches with their church leaders. Around 7 churches are present they are from MPCS. EOC. KSP. RCG. VBCA. VCC. and AG.
Thank you for you prayers, Khupkam Vaiphei
The featured photo shows Ps Vaiphei teaching the leaders. He is a great leader for ‘easyBibles’ in Asia. I hope to meet him again in India next year. We first me at the Tokyo 2010 Conference.

PLEASE see the ‘DONATIONS’ button/page on our home page.

No.33 – God’s blessing us; New teams and languages; Pakistan, Malaysia; CIO – YES!!!

We now rejoice in 5 easylanguages that have finished in Ethiopia and a similar number in India – Manipur and Nagaland – also Punjabi, newly starting in Pakistan will , of course, work in India, too.
We British did much good in the world, but have much to apologise for, as well.
It’s great that the mistakes of European empires are now, at last, being acknowledged in our schools, universities and slavery museums.
It’s very helpful that Kang-San Tan the new leader of the Baptist Missionary Society for Europe has contacted friends in Malaysia suggesting that we move forward in 3 languages there too. Please pray that this nation may open up again to own it’s own copyrights.

We still wait for Barclay’s Bank UK to agree to work with our new Charitable Incorporated Organisation;
so that British donors can add 25% in reclaimed tax.

We cannot then send this money to countries mentioned on our government website –

The waiting time has not been completely wasted – as it helps me to understand individual motives.
I hope to publish an updated list of leaders soon.

The featured photo is of printing out booklets in Kampala by Kia Moses.


No.32 – Fasting Wed 6th September; CIO and more nations; Children’s work in UK; easySpanish

Dear friends – please pray for our application for a bank account for our Charitable Incorporated is soon successful as we reach out to even more nations and languages.

We’ve a good contact for easySpanish in Lima, Peru – the featured photo is from my friends in Indonesia.

Because of the strong leadership of Revd Khupkam Vaiphei in Manipur, India we’re hoping to strengthen our ministry in Asia – already in neighbouring Nagaland ….

Graham and Suzie are helping me to consider new ways of reaching out to children and young people in Flint and Holyhead, North Wales.
We’re trying new ideas of DOING CHURCH; karaoke for adults in pubs; parties and dancing classes and artwork for children – to get them away from spending all day on their tablets and i-phones. And introduce Christ afresh to all ages.

Thanks for your prayers!