Mozambique (MNN) — Visit the eastern shores of Mozambique, and you may find an African tropical paradise on the Indian Ocean dotted with colorful islands.
Unfortunately, Mozambique is also one of the poorest nations in the world with 50% of its population living on less than a dollar a day.
Over the past 30 years, Mozambique has been shaken by civil war, famine, and a poor economy.
According to The Joshua Project, over 700,000 people in Mozambique are classified as least-reached or unreached with the Gospel.
One of those people groups are native speakers of Kimwani, an indigenous language in northern Mozambique. Reports vary, but over 50,000 Mozambicans speak Kimwani. An overwhelming majority follow Islam.
But Audio Scripture Ministries is praising the Lord going into 2013 as they recently finished the recording of 7 Old Testament books in the Kimwani language.
The recording of God’s Word is necessary, especially since 60% of Mozambique’s population is illiterate.
The recordings of these Old Testament books will be combined with the New Testament and distributed this year in northern Mozambique. The recordings still need to be edited and processed onto digital players.
ASM has $52,000 budgeted for their project to provide audio Bibles in Mozambique, but they still need $35,000 to finish the task. A gift of $40 provides one audio Bible to an entire family. Click here to help.
Please pray for safety and health of those working on this project. Pray that many Kimwani speakers will come to know Christ as a result of hearing God’s Word in their heart language.