A new Bible translation should reach some 400,000 in Africa

By February 13, 2004

Kenya (MNN)–The International Bible Society released their contemporary-language Luo New Testament for those who speak Luo in Kenya and East AFrica.

On January 30, 2004 more than 1,000 church and government leaders welcomed the updated translation in a dedication ceremony.

About 70% of the Luo people cannot understand the existing Luo Bible that was written by early Christian missionaries. Luo speakers now have a New Testament in the language that they speak every day.

It took translation teams more than 10 years of labor before they could release this new Bible. The ministry expects the first printing of 40,000 copies of the New Testament to impact about 400,000 people because in Africa 10 people frequently share one Bible.

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